Scarsdale is an attractive suburban community situated about 20 miles north of New York City in green, woodsy Westchester County.
The Town of Scarsdale shares a boundary with the Village of Scarsdale; however, the Town of Scarsdale has chosen a village governmental method, one of many villages in the state of New York with a comparable state of affairs. Another nearby town to its East is Mamaroneck, sitting on the Long Island Sound. Also bordering Scarsdale is a section of the Town of Greenburgh, Edgemont.
As of the 2010 census, the upscale community of Scarsdale is home to just over 17,000 people.
Market Data for Scarsdale Real Estate
Single Family Homes
|November 2018||November 2019||% Change|
|new listings||21||5||- 76.2%|
|closed sales||14||15||+ 7.1%|
|days on market until sale||64||40||- 37.5%|
|median sales price||$1,125,000||$1,150,000||+ 2.2%|
|% OF SALE PRICE TO LIST PRICE||92.2%||94.1%||+ 2.1%|
|homes for sale||127||89||- 29.9%|
The lovely Village Center in downtown Scarsdale – with its charming Tudor-style architecture – includes an eclectic co-mingling of residential units, shops and boutiques, and professional offices, tucked in comfortably among several parks and shady green spaces.
You will also find retail outlets like Gingerbread Kidz, Scarsdale Woman’s Exchange Inc. and Rothman’s Men’s Clothing sprinkled throughout Scarsdale.
Dining options in Scarsdale abound, including Parkway Café, Haagen-Dazs, Lange’s Deli, and the Summerlin Café and Bakery. For Map of Dining Options click here.
Adjacent to Scarsdale sits the bustling City of White Plains just about four miles north of Scarsdale and offers numerous shopping and dining options. White Plains offers a variety of Retail Centers such as The Galleria Mall, The Westchester and The Westchester Pavilion. And of course, the village is only about a 30-minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal in NYC, one of the major fashion and food centers in the whole world.
The Scarsdale Village’s Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department manages, maintains and operates the Village's diverse recreational courses, activities and programs for each and every person, regardless of age, ability or interest.
Some of the specific recreational opportunities enjoyed by residents of Scarsdale are more than 20 parks and playgrounds, approximately 25 tennis courts, a four-pool facility, two 18-hole golf courses, along with the Weinberg Nature Center.
The lush forestland that has blossomed into the Village of Scarsdale was originally purchased by a man named Caleb Heathcote near the end of the 17th century. Heathcote’s family lived on the land exclusively until his death in 1721. The acreage began splintering into pieces in 1774, leading to the official founding of Scarsdale in March of 1788.
Residents of Scarsdale enjoy leafy, quiet neighborhoods in a small town or village-style setting. So much so that it might be easy to forget how close they are to the hustle and bustle of the megapolis that is New York City. Some of these neighborhoods include Green Acres, Fox Meadow, Quaker Ridge, Heathcote, and Edgewood.
There are also quite a few famous people who are associated with Scarsdale: James Fenimore Cooper, Yoko Ono, Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel and soap opera star Susan Lucci.
Scarsdale proper is known and distinguished by its 5 separate elementary schools. The elementary schools are Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge neighborhoods are managed by the Scarsdale Union Free School District. This governing body also operates Scarsdale Middle School and Scarsdale High School. Click here for school map and details.
In addition to the outstanding educational opportunities afforded to its children, the Village of Scarsdale’s Adult School provides an eclectic selection of courses and programs of study.
Some of the hospitals and medical centers located in or near the Village of Scarsdale include the Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains Hospital Center and Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester.
Transportation options for Scarsdale residents consist of the Westchester County Airport, Metro-North trains to and from Grand Central Station, a number of taxi services and Bee Line Buses.
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