Introduction to Bronxville, New York
Bronxville, New York, in Westchester county, is 1 miles N of Mount Vernon, New York (center to center) and 15 miles NE of New York, New York. There are an estimated 6,543 people who live in the village.
The community of Bronxville was named after the borough, which was named after John or Jonas Bronck. Bronxville is in Westchester County which belonged to the Native American Indian tribe, Algonquin Lenape. The earliest Europeans to explore this region were Giovanni da Verrazzano and Henry Hudson, in 1524 and 1609 respectively. English settlers arrived in the 1640s, and the County of Westchester was founded in 1683.
Bronxville and Nearby Attractions
- Belskie Museum of Art and Science
- Abyssinian Baptist Church
- Bronx Park
- Bartlett Arboretum
- Belmont Park race track
- Blue Mountain
Things To Do In Bronxville
The African American Museum, the American Family Immigration History Center, and the American Folk Art Museum are museums near Bronxville. Historic sites in the area include the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, and the Apollo Theater. Opportunities for recreation can be found at Battery Park, Bethpage State Park, and Overpeck County Park. Other popular attractions near Bronxville are Belmont Park race track, Central Park Zoo, and Bartlett Arboretum.
Newark International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Bronxville Higher Education
Concordia College Bronxville and Sarah Lawrence College are local colleges. Nearby colleges include College of New Rochelle and CUNY - Lehman College.