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
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