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:
The Graymoor Spiritual Life Center invites the community to view “Laudato Si’” a photo exhibit inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si ´mi’ Signore” featuring the photography of Brother John O’Hara, SA, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement. The exhibit is open from October 7 through December 7 at Graymoor in the Graymoor...
The Peter Brendler Jazz Quartet, is a group led by famous bassist Peter Brendler, featuring Rich Perry on the saxophone, Peter Evans playing the trumpet, and Vinnie Sperrazza on the drums. The group performs original jazz compositions.
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The Fairfield University (3-3) men's basketball team is seeking its fourth consecutive victory when it travels down I-95 to New Rochelle to face MAAC rival Iona College (1-2) tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 1).
It's the first conference game for both squads. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm at Hynes Athletics Center, where the Gaels have won 20 straight games on their home court for head coach Tim...
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 to Wednesday, December 9th, 2015Humane Society of Westchester Facebook Online Auction (starting at 8pm on November 25th, & ending on 8pm on December 9th)
Please join us for the online auction on our Facebook page and see the many items available! The holidays coming soon — there are many great gifts up for auction! All proceeds will be used towards the...
On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm
HVCCA is honored to present Hermann Nitsch’s one-person installation, “Leviticus.” The installation features Nitsch’s “Leviticus,” his seminal book (52 3⁄4” x 38 1⁄2”) opened to the segment describing the sacrificial...
Talk Cinema Westchester County Comes to AMC Loews Port Chester... Hollywood Glamour and the Element of Surprise Come to Port Chester With Talk Cinema. Talk Cinema, created in 1992 by Croton-on-Hudson's Harlan Jacobson, is the nation's longest running film preview and discussion series. Talk Cinema showcases a series of brand new independent films in the run up to Oscar season...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition “New Arrangements: Contemporary Reimagined” to be held October 3 through December 30th, 2015. The all–women show consists of works by Jaq Belcher, Cassandria Blackmore, Ann Gardner, Madeleine Keesing and Jae Ko, illustrating intriguing relationships between form and materiality as they come together in reimagined...
Toys for Tots
As the holiday season begins, Westchester Family Orthodontics will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, games, books, and clothes as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program. All donations will be distributed as holiday gifts to needy children in the local Westchester community. Make a difference in our community! Please stop by our office and help us...
Russell Speeder’s joining forces this holiday season with Toys for Tots
October 20, 2015, Bedford Hills, NY-Russell Speeder’s Car Wash of Bedford Hills, NY announces it is a Toy for Tots drop-off center. Russell Speeder’s Car Wash will serve as a Toys for Tots drop-off location until December . Those wishing to donate can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the store from Monday thru...