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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,903
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+15,739
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.9%
Median Earnings25+$68,947
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,328
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,349

Wealth

Median Family Income$151,982
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation28.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29%
Median Gross Rent$1,760
Median House Value$598,500

Ancestry

Italian33.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Irish18.4%
German9%
English4.9%
Polish3.3%
Russian2.8%
Greek1.8%
Portuguese1.6%
African1.5%
Hungarian1.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1.2%
Albanian1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Macedonian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Australian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
South African0.2%
Zimbabwean0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
British0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Eastchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10709, 10707
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.95
Approximate Longitude-73.8

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)

StationSCARSDALE
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bronxville6,395$250
Larchmont6,031$228,077
Mount Vernon68,217$65,578
New Rochelle79,299$95,447
Tuckahoe1,188$100,660

Eastchester Public Libraries

Eastchester Public Library
11 OAKRIDGE PLACE
Eastchester, New York
(914) 793-5055

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Eastchester Public Schools

Tuckahoe High School
65 Siwanoy Blvd
ZIP: 10707
(914) 337-5376
High
Total Enrollment 261
Tuckahoe Middle School
65 Siwanoy Blvd
ZIP: 10707
(914) 337-5376
Middle
Total Enrollment 234
William E Cottle School
2 Siwanoy Blvd
ZIP: 10707
(914) 337-5376
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Anne Hutchinson School
60 Mill Rd
ZIP: 10709
(914) 793-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Eastchester Middle School
550 White Plains Rd
ZIP: 10709
(914) 793-6130
Other
Total Enrollment 730
Eastchester Senior High School
2 Stewart Pl
ZIP: 10709
(914) 793-6130
High
Total Enrollment 928
Waverly Early Childhood Center
45 Hall Ave
ZIP: 10709
(914) 793-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 487

Eastchester Private Schools

Pathways School
291 Main St
ZIP: 10709
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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