One of the county’s most affluent communities, this residential community has a population of about 18,000. Housing is made up of large single-family homes, condominium complexes and rentals. A signature of the town is the architecture, Colonial and Tudor style homes give the area its distinctive feel. It is home to 20 parks, playgrounds and playing fields, 26 tennis courts, a municipal pool complex and two public 18-hole golf courses.Town website: www.scarsdale.com Public schools: www.scarsdaleschools.com
The schools are renowned and the town’s elementary schools are named for the neighborhoods in which they reside. Fox Meadow and Greenacres are most popular with commuters as they are within walking distance from the train station, and the Heathcoate section is known for its larger estate homes. Commutes to Grand Central are under 40 minutes.
The Downtown Village Center’s Tudor architecture houses shops (including national chains like Gap and Old Navy) restaurants, offices and residential units. When the village’s Duck Pond freezes over in the winter, residents can ice skate there. Butler Woods is popular for joggers.