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
Beginning in January, Hidden Realms will be offering "Wellness Weekends" comprised of a variety of classes & workshops as well as guest speakers and special events. Modeled after schedules at The Lodge at Woodloch, Kripalu & Canyon Ranch, we're planning Saturday & Sunday schedules packed with information to show you all the health & healing modalities available right here in our Sound...
Visit the garden of Phillis Warden in Bedford Hills, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No reservations required; rain or shine. This garden of many facets includes perennial borders, three water gardens, a formal vegetable garden, wildflower garden, fern garden, marsh garden, a tree platform overlooking the marshlands, a woodland walk, a hidden...
The rest stop between Harney Road and Leewood Driv
May 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital will host a Bicycle Sundays celebration on
Sunday, May 19 along the Bronx River Parkway at the rest stop between Harney Road
and Leewood Drive (Exits 10 and 9) on the northbound lane of the Parkway. People are
encouraged to grab their bicycle or running shoes to get some exercise and join the fun.
During the party, there will be fun activities, free...
CareMount Medical will be hosting free, educational Medicare meetings throughout the Hudson Valley from February 19, 2019 through May 23, 2019. Each seminar will discuss the basics of Medicare and your coverage options.
If you need help understanding your Medicare options, come join us at a meeting! You’ll learn about the choices you have such as:
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans...
Few creatures inspire so much fascination – and fear – as sharks. However, sharks are far from the mindless killing machines that they are commonly portrayed to be.
Worldwide, biologists have identified about 470 species of sharks, a cartilaginous fish in the class of Elasmobranchii. Some live peaceful lives skimming plankton from the water with specialized gill rakers. Others have...
“#colorproblems” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Susan Rowe Harrison’s return to painting as she explores color. May 19 – June 23, 2019. Free opening reception on May 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Call 914-693-0473 or...
Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30. Free, no registration. Open to adults and older teens.
Participants are asked to bring their own supplies in, but some basic supplies will be provided by the library.
This program is facilitated by local resident Nina Bertolino. Nina is an accomplished artist and has exhibited her work in many shows.
For questions, you can email the library at...
Yonkers, New York: April 20, 2019 – For a second year, The CMAD Festival will bring notable and emerging artists, family fun, music, food, drink, and more to the sixth annual Yonkers Arts Weekend for a fun-filled weekend May 18th – 19th 2019. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to shop the work of over 60 artists from Yoho Open Studios who work with an array of mediums from...
“Modern Families” is a photographic inquiry into the evolving nature of who and what constitutes the American family today. Anchored by rarely exhibited work by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee (1886-1983), it explores the diverse faces and relationships that represent “family” from the points of view of eleven photographers.
Born in 1937, the lifework of Jean Duquoc is influenced by the landscape of his beloved home in Brittany France. In a long and celebrated career this artist has distinguished his work by bold and saturated canvases - suffused in color. A self-taught painter, Duquoc uninhibitedly and joyously employs primaries to articulate his subject: the sky, the earth, the sea. Duquoc’s work is highly...