With a name that has become synonymous with prestige, Scarsdale is a quiet village full of charm and character whose residents enjoy a very high quality of life. It’s a small bedroom community of approximately 19,000 inhabitants and only 6.64 square miles. Yet, its location is ideal, boasting a quick commute to NYC and other major job centers, along with convenient accessibility to major roadways.
The scenery is among the most idyllic in Westchester. A stroll through the cobblestone streets of the downtown area, dotted with upscale boutiques and shops housed in Tudor-style buildings, evokes the old world feel of the village’s English "royal manor" roots. The residents have access to a multitude of recreational spaces, including 150 acres of parkland, golf courses, tennis courts, an equestrian facility, and municipal 4-pool complex. Scarsdale even has the distinction of having been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for 33 consecutive years, demonstrating its commitment to “greening up” the community.
Scarsdale’s five major neighborhoods include Greenacres, Fox Meadow, Heathcote, Edgewood, and Quaker Ridge. Each neighborhood has an eponymous elementary school, each of which (along with Scarsdale Middle School and Scarsdale High School) is part of the nationally renowned and distinguished Scarsdale Union Free School District.
Rye Brook is the classic American small town, fostering tremendous civic pride and a tight-knit community bond among its residents. Located in the Town of Rye, along with Port Chester and Rye Neck (Mamaroneck), the Village of Rye Brook, formed in 1982, is Westchester County’s youngest municipality. Its close proximity to NYC and easy access to major highways make Rye Brook a commuter’s haven. Although there is no train station in town, it’s a quick trek to either the Rye or Port Chester stops of Metro North’s New Haven line.
A great part of Rye Brook’s appeal is its abundance of open green spaces. Residents enjoy six main parks that offer everything from tennis courts and soccer fields to scenic walking trails and views of Long Island Sound.
The two school districts that serve Rye Brook, Blind Brook Union Free School District and Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District, have wonderful reputations. Blind Brook UFSD, in particular, has achieved national recognition. Approximately 70% of the Village’s school-age children attend Blind Brook schools, of which there are three: the Bruno M. Poterio Ridge Street School (K-5), Blind Brook Middle School, and Blind Brook High School, which share a campus.