The 411: Its very name conjures up images of mansions, manicured lawns, and Mercedes-Benzes. Not only is it Westchester’s wealthiest town, it’s also its best educated. And the kids are smart, too (or at least good test takers)—Scarsdale students have the highest SAT scores (1916 out of 2400) in all of Westchester County (the national average is 1511). So it stands to reason that its downtown would be packed with pricey boutiques and upscale shops (the natives can afford them), and pretty darned good restaurants (ditto). The downtown consists of about two square blocks of retail shops in quaint split-timber and brick Tudor-style buildings, connected by a couple of arcades and flanked by additional shopping strips. Zachys, a nationally recognized wine emporium, has been a draw for oenophiles since 1944. Just across the tracks is Lulu’s Cake Boutique on Garth Road, a favorite of The Donald, Hill, and Martha. And the homes that surround the town? Let’s just say the natives can afford them.
Size: 6.6 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $1,275,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $27,221
Closest Metro-North Stop: Scarsdale (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 41 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Liza Minnelli, Susan Lucci, Linda McCartney, hip hop star Jay Z and his wife, singer Beyonce Knowles, newscaster Aaron Brown, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and NBA commissioner David Stern
Household: $182,792 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $200,000+ (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
81.8% Caucasian 12.6% Asian 4.1% Other Races 1.5% African American 2.6% 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: 2 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 5 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 4 Assault: 1 Burglary: 21 Property Crimes: 163
Emelin Theatre's Fall 2014 season brings the best in live performing arts to Westchester County and offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes. This Fall Emelin Theatre will present award-winning musicians, family programs, outstanding comedy and theatr, dance, and more. Individual tickets purchased prior to September 27, 2014 are $5 off. BLUEGRASS SERIES The...
Charles Dickens will hold court once again inside the Lyndhurst mansion in Tarrytown from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28, 2014. Mr. Dickensù will deliver the famous author's historic American readings. Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children (16 and under) and available along with show times at Lundhurst.org. Group rates available. A Christmas Carol, was written by...
Anna Gould, the last owner of Lyndhurst, just happened to be the Duchess of Talleyrand and Princess de Sagan. Just like the character in Downton Abbey, Anna Gould was one of the extremely wealthy American heiresses that went to Europe and married into the aristocracy. Anna left all her couture clothing at Lyndhurst when she donated the mansion to the National Trust for Historic...
An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop:
Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM
15% Member Discount Sale:
December 2 – December 6, 2014
Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade...
Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita of the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in...
On display next to Presepio Napoletano is an international collection of images of the Virgin Mary depicted in various art forms: paintings, frescoes, etchings, and sculptures. A documentary on view will take viewers on an artistic journey spanning almost two-thousand years through virtual visits of museums, chapels, and cathedrals in eight countries to view rare and sacred masterpieces by such...
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
A selection of Créches from over 30 countries, donated from one of the largest, and reputedly finest, private collections in the country, exhibited in the College’s beautiful Castle Gallery and Parlor decorated for Christmas. The collection includes Créches created in familiar and unconventional folk art methods using materials ranging from wood, clay, and straw to fabric...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming group exhibition entitled Black, White & Red All Over to be held December 5th, 2014 through February 14, 2015. The show will consist of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Paul Bloch, Caio Fonseca, Madeleine Keesing, Raymond Saá, and Donald Sultan. The public is invited to attend an opening reception to...
Celebrate Christmas in a Castle
Enjoy live music and a sumptuous Christmas Eve OR Christmas Day Dinner with all the trimmings at Equus Restaurant at Castle Hotel & Spa, the historic 19th century landmark in beautiful Westchester County, NY.
Take in the festive old-world Christmas charm of the beautifully decorated Castle Hotel & Spa in Tarrytown. ...