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Scarsdale Community & Real Estate Guide
Scarsdale is a town and village in Westchester County, New York, in the northern suburbs of New York City. It is located approximately 25 miles from midtown Manhattan, which may be reached by Metro-North Railroad express train in approximately 30 minutes.
Scarsdale consists of five main neighborhoods: Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge. Portions of Fox Meadow, Greenacres and Edgewood are located within walking distance to Scarsdale Village and the Metro North Station. The shops and restaurants in Scarsdale Village are quaint, accessible and provide venues for the community at large. The Heathcote section features many estates as well as residential areas within walking distance of Heathcote Elementary School and the Five Corners shopping area. The Edgewood section centers around Edgewood Elementary School and the beautiful playing fields and playgrounds on the school grounds. Quaker Ridge consists of many homes built in the 50’s-70’s and a significant number of new construction homes.
Scarsdale schools enjoy a national reputation as among America’s finest schools. Scarsdale Union Free School District consists of five elementary schools: Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote and Quaker Ridge. Scarsdale Middle School houses grades 6-8. Scarsdale High School has a population of about 1,600 students. The richness of SHS’s curriculum, the preparation of its faculty, the achievement of its students at levels are well above national averages on standardized tests, and the record of college admissions at the nation’s leading universities confirm a pattern of excellence. Education in Scarsdale has historically been the focus of its community, and the combination of highly motivated students, supportive parents, a talented faculty, and appropriate financial resources suggest that Scarsdale High School is a model of what quality public education can be.
There are numerous recreational opportunities available to the Scarsdale community. The Scarsdale Pool, a complex with four pools, a snack bar, playground and basketball courts, is a highlight. A gathering place for the community, the Scarsdale Pool provides venue for swimming lessons for the Scarsdale camps, hosts fabulous 4th of July fireworks and daytime festivities and serves as a beautiful setting for summertime fun. There are many public parks in Scarsdale including Davis Park which is a poplar haunt for young families, Crossway park which includes baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground and playing fields and Chase Park in the Village which affords residents with a place for quiet contemplation.
Community, Downtown & Restaurants
Schools & Libraries
Adult Continuing Education & Care
Parks, Recreation & Sporting Activities
Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation
Community Clubs and Organizations
Local Country Clubs