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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,684
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+7,787
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married72%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher87.6%
Median Earnings25+$121,344
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$250
% Above Poverty Level97.3%
% Below Poverty Level2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time44 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation44.8%

Housing

People Living Alone8.5%
Median Gross Rent$3
Median House Value$1,318,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.1%
Russian11%
Italian8.9%
German7.6%
Irish7.4%
Polish6.7%
English3.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Greek2%
Hungarian1.8%
Austrian1.7%
Scottish1.2%
Ukrainian1%
West Indian1%
Arab1%
Turkish0.9%
Jamaican0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Brazilian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Australian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Swiss0.3%
African0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
South African0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Scarsdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10583
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.98
Approximate Longitude-73.77

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)

StationSCARSDALE
Distance1.7 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
Distance2.5 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
Distance18 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
Ardsley4,570$184,500
Elmsford4,814$94,476
Hartsdale5,414$128,021
White Plains57,925$104,383

Scarsdale Public Libraries

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

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Scarsdale Public Schools

Edgemont Junior-senior High School
200 White Oak Ln
ZIP: 10583
(914) 725-1500
High
Total Enrollment 903
Edgewood School
1 Roosevelt Pl
ZIP: 10583
(914) 721-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Fox Meadow School
59 Brewster Rd
ZIP: 10583
(914) 721-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Greenacres School
41 Huntington Ave
ZIP: 10583
(914) 721-2740
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Greenvale School
1 Rescigno Dr
ZIP: 10583
(914) 793-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Greenville School
100 Glendale Rd
ZIP: 10583
(914) 472-7760
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Heathcote School
26 Palmer Ave
ZIP: 10583
(914) 721-2760
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Quaker Ridge School
125 Weaver St
ZIP: 10583
(914) 721-2780
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Scarsdale Middle School
134 Mamaroneck Rd
ZIP: 10583
(914) 721-2600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1132
Scarsdale Senior High School
1057 Post Rd
ZIP: 10583
(914) 721-2450
High
Total Enrollment 1544
Seely Place School
51 Seely Pl
ZIP: 10583
(914) 472-8040
Primary
Total Enrollment 519

Scarsdale Private Schools

Alcott School
27 Crane Rd
ZIP: 10583
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
201 Boulevard
ZIP: 10583
Elementary
Total Enrollment 230
Our Lady Of Fatima School
963 Scarsdale Rd
ZIP: 10583
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
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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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