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From the historic to the high-end, find out which Westchester neighborhood you should call home

Located about 30 miles north of Manhattan, Westchester County is an ideal place for commuters who want a slightly more laid-back pace of life. Made up of 48 municipalities with White Plains recognized as the county seat, Westchester has a population of nearly one million. 

If you’re thinking about moving to Westchester County, here are three of the top neighborhoods in which you might want to settle down.


Named one of the best places to live by Movoto, Tarrytown is a small scenic village located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. Tarrytown blends historic haunts (like Lyndhurst Mansion and the 1883 cast-iron Tarrytown Lighthouse) with stunning nature preserves (like Tarrytown Lakes Park) and cultural institutions (like Tarrytown Music Hall, a non-profit venue that hosts music, dance, theater, and film performances). 

In short, it has a little something for everyone. With a population of under 12,000, it’s a great option for anyone who wants to soak up small-town living without sacrificing ready access to New York City’s greatest attractions. If you love nature, culture, and tight-knit community living, Tarrytown is the place for you. 

New Rochelle 

Founded by Huguenot refugees, New Rochelle effortlessly blends old and new. With a population of just under 80,000, the village has a slew of historic sites that are well worth a visit. Start out the day by visiting Execution Rocks Lighthouse, which was built in 1849. Legend has it that it got its dastardly name because British colonial authorities executed their adversaries there during the American Revolutionary War by chaining them to the rocks at low tide. In actuality, though, the name was derived from the rocks' exposure during low tides. 

Afterward, visit the 19th-century Gothic Revival Leland Castle, or head to the Thomas Paine Historical Site. (You can visit the Revolutionary War icon’s burial site as well as a museum and monument.) 

Of course, there are plenty of new attractions as well. Multiple yacht, sailing, and rowing clubs are located along the Long Island Sound, and there are also a handful of golf and tennis clubs. If you’re looking for a place where history comes alive (or a place where you can dock your boat), this is the spot for you.


Located 45 minutes north of Manhattan, Scarsdale is a regal village characterized by Tudor-style buildings and multimillion-dollar mansions. The wealthy suburban town boasts a median income of over $200,000 per year, and it’s known for its high safety marks and top schools. Made up of five separate neighborhoods (Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote, and Quaker Ridge), the township offers plenty of delicious eateries, boutiques, and public parks where the whole family can relax and unwind. During the summer months, locals descend upon the Scarsdale Pool Complex (which boasts four pools, a playground, several basketball courts, and a snack bar as well as a 4th of July fireworks show). If you’re looking for a high-end home in a scenic neighborhood with great schools and entertainment options, this is the place for you.

If you're thinking about making the move to Westchester County, contact Jennifer Goldfarb today. As an experienced Westchester real estate agent, Jennifer can help you find a neighborhood and property that meets all your needs.

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