Scarsdale

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Get to know Scarsdale

The entrancing snow-capped village at the center of every snow globe is the quintessential rendering of village life, and we've got a hunch Scarsdale was its prototype. As Manhattan’s skyline succumbs to the horizon, Harlem Line commuters are welcomed to this immaculate Tudored marriage of old world and new, veined by the towering Garth Woods and the rushing wonders of Bronx River Reservation. Most of downtown dates to no later than the thirties, though the interiors of its garnished half-timbered buildings have been updated to meet modern demands. Pilates studios and elaborate, glossy patisseries tuck themselves into storybook alley courts, and a sundry of activities will keep you as occupied as any urbanite. Branching out from the proud village clock are five distinct residential neighborhoods—Heathcote, Quaker Ridge, Greenacres, Fox Meadow and Edgewood—with tile-roofed Mediterranean villas and stone-columned Arts & Crafts abodes that forbid the town from appearing cookie cutter. Board the right Metro-North express and you’ll hear “The next stop is Harlem-125th Street.”

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Scarsdale Living in Westchester

Don’t call it upstate. This cosmopolitan county north of New York City is a collective of towns, hamlets and mid-sized cities that put virtually every lifestyle imaginable within an hour’s commute of Manhattan. It’s due north of the Bronx, next door to Connecticut, and the gateway to the Hudson Valley. Metro-North’s Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines make for speedy service into Grand Central — an express ride from many down-county communities runs comparable to the F train from South Brooklyn, with a much sunnier view. Lower Westchester’s villages prioritize convenience, while the verdant horse country to the north is a favored destination for those looking to fade away in privacy. The Hudson and Long Island Sound form its two coasts, conspiring with an inland chain of lakes and reservoirs for unbeatable boating, fishing and other recreational endeavors. Chain stores are noticeably absent from many Main Streets, which run chockablock with character-filled indie shops.