The 411: Since its beginnings as an industrial boat-building community (it was formerly known as “Saw Pit”), Port Chester has evolved into a food Mecca with a buzzing downtown restaurant scene, including Tarry Lodge, F.I.S.H., Sonora, Alba’s, and The Willett House. A large Latino immigrant population further enhances the village’s dining-destination cred, with numerous authentic ethnic eateries representing Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. Port Chester is also known for the Waterfront, a retail/entertainment center that features a 14-screen movie theater, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Super Stop & Shop, Marshall's, and numerous restaurants.
Points of interest include the 1920s Capitol Theater, where Janis Joplin appeared in August, 1970 (it’s now an event site); the Landmark Condominium (the former Lifesavers candy factory); and a 75-plus-slip marina along the Byram River.
Port Chester has six parks for general recreation, including picnicking and sports. At Columbus Park, a water-spray playground was installed for relief during hot summer days.
Population: 28,195 Size: 2.5 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $470,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $10,035 Closest Metro-North Stop: Port Chester (New Haven Line)
Time to Grand Central: 45 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Ed Sullivan, NHL player Andre Roy, screenwriter and filmmaker George Gallo, reporter Jon Alpert, Fox 5 News reporter Arnold Diaz, NFL player Paul Costa, baseball player Carl Schmehl, author and illustrator E.L. Konigsburg, LPGA player Meaghan Francella
Household: $45,381 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $51,025 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
60.7% Caucasian 30.2% Other 7.0% African American 2.1% Asian 46.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling’s Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 85 Muder: 0 Rape: 2 Robbery: 61 Assault: 22 Burglary: 107 Property Crimes: 777
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Ongoing through March 25th
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