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Historic Pelham, NY was incorporated in 1788 and includes Pelham Village and Pelham Manor Village within its borders. Thomas Pell purchased the land the town sits on in 1654 from the native Siwanoy Tribe. He would later go on to name his manor after his esteemed tutor Pelham Burton.
The town of Pelham is located along Long Island Sound and just to the west of New Rochelle. It has easy access to three major thoroughfares including Interstate 95, The Hudson River Parkway and Route 1 or The Boston Road. It is also just half an hour from downtown Manhattan and just eighteen miles from Grand Central Station. There is also very easy access to rail lines with Pelham Train Station in the center of town. During peak rush hour trains arrive as frequently as once every ten minutes.
Due to the historic nature of Pelham there is a fantastic variety of housing options. Homes in the town range from brand new construction to free standing structures that date back to the early history of the town.
Pelham has a strong commitment to education and there are a number of excellent schools including Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham Middle School, Colonial Elementary School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Prospect Hill Elementary School, and Siwanoy Elementary School.
Pelham has easy access to a variety of great shopping options. The Post Road Plaza on the Boston Post Road in Pelham has several great shops including a Lane Bryant and a Moddell's Sporting Goods. A short drive a way in Yonkers is the Cross County Shopping Center. The Center features over 75 stores and dining options and includes Macy's, H&M, Sears, Old Navy and many others.
For those that would like to get outdoors there are plenty of options for outdoor recreation in and around the town of Pelham. Right in the town of Pelham is Glover Field. This park features a wide range of sports fields and courts including baseball diamonds and tennis courts. Additionally, residents of Pelham have access to the parks of Westchester County; this includes several beaches, public pools and thousands of acres of open parkland. There is also a very active local rowing program in Pelham and a large variety of recreation options for children.
Golf enthusiasts will be happy to know that there are five 18-hole golf courses managed by Westchester County. Additionally, there are also the Pelham Bay and Split Rock courses. Split Rock was designed John Van Kleek whose courses are among the busiest in the New York area.
This list of features only scratches the surface of everything there is to discover in the town of Pelham. The town also boasts an active historic preservation society, a vibrant arts scene and many exciting historical destinations. With 225 years of history Pelham is a rich community that has something to offer everyone.
|Locality:||Village of Pelham, Village of Mount Vernon, Village of Bronxville, Village of Eastchester,|
|Average Price:||$1,184,042 ($289,000-$3,500,000)|
|Beds Per House:||3.7|
|School District:||Pelham, Pelham|
|Elementary:||Colonial, Prospect Hill|
|Junior High:||Pelham, Pelham|
|High School:||Pelham Memorial, Pelham Memorial|
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