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Overview

Introduction to Scarsdale, New York

Scarsdale, New York, in Westchester county, is 2 miles SW of White Plains, New York and 21 miles NE of New York, New York. The village is part of the New York metropolitan statistical area. About 17,823 people live in Scarsdale.

Scarsdale History

Scarsdale was named after the ancestral home of Caleb Heathcote, called the Manor of Scarsdale. The area was settled in by Europeans in the early 1700s. It became a town on March 7, 1788. Both the British and Continental armies passed through the area during the American Revolution. The New York and Harlem Railroad first entered the region in 1846. By 1850, Scarsdale had its own school, post office and two churches. It was incorporated as a village in 1915.

Scarsdale and nearby Attractions

  • Greenburgh Nature Center
  • Cudner - Hyatt House
  • Saxon Woods Park
  • Rye Playland
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In Scarsdale

There are numerous parks and playgrounds in Scarsdale. Among these are the Brite Avenue Park, Colonial Acres Park, Crossway Park, Chase Park, Aspen Park, de Lima Park, Corell Park, George Field Park and Wynmor Park. The Scarsdale Municipal Pool is a 4-pool complex that includes 3 diving boards. The Children's Museum of Manhattan, Rye Playland and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk are the other popular tourist haunts near the village, especially among children.

Scarsdale Transportation

Westchester County Airport is close to the village.

Scarsdale Higher Education

SUNY College at Purchase, Mercy College and Pace University- Pleasantville Briarcliff provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 17,471
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,221
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 73%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 86.7%
Median Earnings25+ $116,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree $50,313

Wealth

Median Family Income $250
% Above Poverty Level 97.9%
% Below Poverty Level 2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 44 minutes
% Working from Home 10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 44.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 9.1%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $1

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 5%
Irish 6.3%

Scarsdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10583
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.005
Longitude -73.785

Scarsdale 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 1.7 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 2.5 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 18 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Scarsdale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Edgemont (10583)

Heathcote (10583)

Scarsdale Park (10583)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ardsley 4,519 $163,352
Elmsford 4,719 $91,477
Hartsdale 5,346 $123,086

Scarsdale Public Libraries

Library
Scarsdale Public Library
POST & OLMSTED ROADS
Scarsdale, New York
(914) 722-1300
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Scarsdale High Schools

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1057 POST RD
914-721-2450
Serves 1,315 students.

EDGEMONT JSHS
200 WHITE OAK LN
914-725-1500
Serves 864 students.

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Historic Scarsdale

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Paul Reynolds residence (stairway) between 1900 and 1915

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Paul Reynolds residence (stairway) between 1900 and 1915

Scarsdale (Paul Reynolds residence, exterior, side) between 1900 and 1915

Paul Reynolds residence (room with fireplace) between 1900 and 1915

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