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Overview

Introduction to Eastchester, New York

Eastchester, New York, in Westchester county, is 3 miles N of Mount Vernon, New York and 17 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the New York metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 18,564 people lived in Eastchester.

Eastchester History

This town was first settled in by Europeans in 1664. The first ten families in the area came from Fairfield, Connecticut. They were granted a deed by Thomas Pell, a local landowner, permitting them to settle here. The following year saw the formal establishment of laws in the area. Initially, Eastchester was a farming community, but the arrival of a railroad during the 1840s catalyzed rapid growth in population and housing.

Eastchester and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Bronx History
  • Van Cortlandt House Museum
  • Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
  • Pelham Bay Park
  • Bronx Park
  • Marble Schoolhouse

Things To Do In Eastchester

Eastchester has several historically significant sites. The local museums shed light on the interesting local history. The town provides plenty of opportunities for recreational activities as well. Lake Isle Park is spread over 116 acres and has an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor swimming pool and six tennis courts. The Recreation department of the town organizes a variety of events and special programs throughout the year.

Eastchester Transportation

La Guardia Airport is the nearest majort airport.

Eastchester Higher Education

The College of New Rochelle, SUNY College, Iona College and Mercy College are nearby.

People

Total Population 32,737
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 15,663
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.1%
Median Earnings25+ $70,036
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $44,602

Wealth

Median Family Income $133,589
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.8%
% Using Public Transportation 26.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,662
Median House Value $580,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 5%
Irish 17.9%

Eastchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Mount Vernon, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10707, 10709
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.955
Longitude -73.813

Eastchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SCARSDALE
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bronxville 6,378 $238,333
Larchmont 5,952 $216,172
Mount Vernon 67,962 $62,948
New Rochelle 78,476 $88,192
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Eastchester High Schools

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EASTCHESTER SHS
2 STEWART PL
914-793-6130
Serves 703 students.

TUCKAHOE HS
65 SIWANOY BLVD
914-337-5376
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 289 students.

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