The 411: Rustic, rural, bucolic, pastoral—these are the words that come to mind when people think of the Town of Pound Ridge, which comprises three hamlets (Pound Ridge, Sarles Corners, and the business district of Scotts Corners) situated on a relatively small (23.5 square miles), verdant swath of land in Westchester’s easternmost corner and adjacent to both Bedford and New Canaan, Connecticut. Despite its tranquil, “horse country” vibe (most homes are housed on two- and three-acre parcels of land), Pound Ridge is chic and sophisticated, if not urbane, and the town’s history is as illustrious as some of its famous residents, past and present.
Originally inhabited by Mohican Indian tribes (Kitchawan and Siwanoy), the town was settled in the 1640s. Much of the town was burned during the Revolution in 1779 and, by the 1920s, the town was barely populated. In the 1930s, Pound Ridge began attracting prominent actors, musicians, and others in the arts, one of the earliest of whom was Big Band leader Benny Goodman. Today, Pound Ridge is home to actor Richard Gere, whose Bedford Post Inn & Restaurants are big hits in neighboring Bedford. In addition to the restaurants and antiques shops in quaint Scotts Corners, Pound Ridge boasts spectacular schools and the largest park in the county, the 4,700-acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
Size: 23.5 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $825, 250 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Time to Grand Central: 61 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Actor Gabriel Byrne, Howard Cosell, Christopher and Dana Reeve, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Eartha Kitt, Mike Myers, Tom Brokaw, Ari Fleischer
Household: $153,208 (Westchester County Median: $73,700) Family: $168, 040 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
95.5% White 1.6% Other 1.7% Asian 1.2% African American 2.5% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 1 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006): N/A
Number of violent crimes: Murder: Rape: Robbery: Assault: Burglary: Property Crimes:
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
6pm -cocktail reception and silent auction, 7pm - dinner
Scarsdale Golf Club, 1 Club Way, Hartsdale 10530
Honoring Baldev K. Singh, MD; Helene & Kenneth Orce; Wendy Breitner & Ken Kirshenbaum
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Conservation, Wine & Floral Design
Presented by Westmoreland Sanctuary
Come and enjoy evening discussions on nature and conservation over wine, appetizers and floral design sessions. And bring home a beautiful arrangement… created by YOU!
Thursday, April 12 at 7pm: WINE & VINE
Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm: MAY BOUQUET
Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7pm: FALL WREATH
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7pm: WINTERSCAPES