Introduction to Mamaroneck, New York
Mamaroneck, New York, in Westchester county, is 3 miles NE of New Rochelle, New York and 19 miles NE of New York, New York. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New York metropolitan area with.
Originally, there were two farming communities on the side of the River Mamaroneck. They were merged as the commercial Village of Mamaroneck in the 1890s. The village was incorporated in 1895. According to one tradition, the village was named after a local chief. However, others believe that the name was derived from an Indian term meaning "the place of rolling stones" or "the place where fresh water falls into salt." Mamaroneck was once a popular summer residence for the wealthy residents of New York City. The first railroad from New York City entered the village in 1848.
Mamaroneck and nearby Attractions
- Harbor Island Park
- Saxon Woods Park
- Neuberger Museum of Art
- Bronx Zoo
- City Island Nautical Museum
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Mamaroneck
Mamaroneck offers several recreational facilities. You can visit Columbus Park, Harbor Island Park, Florence Street Park and the Otter Creek Preserve. The village has many houses of worship, including Saint Vito's Church, Barry Avenue African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Straight Gate Church and Saint Thomas Episcopal Church. You can even plan a day trip to the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Studio Museum in Harlem or the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
Westchester County Airport is nearby.
Mamaroneck Higher Education
The College of New Rochelle and SUNY College at Purchase are among the nearby institutes of higher education.