Scarsdale is a town in Westchester County, in the northern suburbs of New York City. Scarsdale is located two miles south west of White Plains and 21 miles north east of New York City center. Scarsdale was named after the ancestral home of Caleb Heathcote, called the Manor of Scarsdale. The area was settled by Europeans in the early 1700s. It became a town on March 7, 1788. The Caleb Hyatt House, Scarsdale Railroad Station, Scarsdale Woman’s Club, United States Post Office, and Wayside Cottage are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Scarsdale is the archetypal upper-class suburb, full of large Tudor style houses that regularly retail for well over $1,000,000. The area is mostly known for its school system. The commercial side of the city revolves around restaurants and services catering to local families. Completely Bare is a laser hair and cellulite reduction spa and Clean Design in an interior design company. There are many executive suites in the commercial areas in and around Scarsdale.
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Scarsdale offers numerous parks and playgrounds. 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 popular tourist haunts near the village, especially among children.
To arrive by car take I-95 to The Bronx River Parkway where you take exit 12 and turn right. Once in Scarsdale, a car is really useful for getting around. Barring that, there’s a local taxi service based at the train station, and bus services. Scarsdale is well connected by train to New York City; the Metro North Harlem Line train from Grand Central will bring you to Scarsdale station, located in the heart of Scarsdale village. New York City yellow cabs will take you to Westchester, but the fares can be excessive, if you are staying in Scarsdale, ask if your hotel offers a shuttle service. There are also a number of options for air travel, including Westchester County Airport, Scarsdale’s closest airport, operating domestic flights, Stewart International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.