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 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.
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.