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Westchester County, NY

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Westchester County is one of the country's first and most desirable suburban communities. Founded in 1683, Westchester County is located just north of New York City and many of the residents in the county are daily commuters to the city.

The county is made up of twenty-three villages, nineteen towns and six cities. The cities are Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peeskill, Rye, White Plains (the county seat), and Yonkers. The towns in Westchester County are Bedford, Cortlandt, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Rye (Distinct from the city of Rye), Scarsdale, Somers, and Yorktown. Many of these communities have villages or hamlets within their borders, which adds to the strong local identities of these areas.

In terms of transportation, residents of Westchester County have access numerous major transportation routes and types. One of the most famous landmarks in the county is the Tappan Zee Bridge, which stretches across the Hudson River and connects Westchester County to Rockland County. (There is currently a major $4 Billion re-investment project going on around the Tappan Zee Bridge.) There are several major interstates that pass through the county including, Interstates 95, 287, 87 and 664. There are also numerous parkways that connect many of the major communities in the area. There is also easy access to commuter train lines in the county with three major lines reaching into Westchester County. In addition to these there are also several bus companies that serve the county and there is even the Westchester County Airport, which is located near the county seat, White Plains.

In Westchester County there are numerous options for recreation and the county's superb location along Long Island Sound make it a perfect spot for those interested in boating. Among the many in Westchester County there is the Pelham Bay Park, which is even larger than New York's Central Park. In addition to the many distinctive parks, there are also a number of excellent harbors and islands for exploration.

Golfers will have no problem finding a place to play as there are numerous public and private courses and clubs in the county. In fact the county itself manages six public golf courses that are some of the most popular courses in the region.

Westchester County prides itself on having some of the finest educational institutions in the United States. The county is served by nearly fifty public school districts and well over a hundred privates schools. There is also a large collection local colleges and universities in the area including Sarah Lawrence College and Fordham University. Due to the long history of this region there is no shortage of historical sites or museums in the area. There are literally hundreds of historical sites within the county with rich sites that tie back to the civil war and ones that even go all the way back to the revolutionary war and before.

This historic nature of the region has also had a profound on the housing in the area. Westchester County offers an incredibly diverse array of housing options from historic homes to brand new construction. The intermingle of old and new homes, within tight knit communities, easy access to New York City, excellent schools, and a number of other amenities makes Westchester County one of the more desirable suburban communities in the United States.
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Area Information

Locality: Village of Bronxville, Village of Eastchester, Village of Mount Vernon, Village of Pelham, Village of Scarsdale, Village of Hastings-on-Hudson,
Inventory Total: 21
Average Price: $1,710,833 ($289,000-$7,500,000)
Beds Per House: 4.8

School Information

School District: Bronxville, Bronxville, Bronxville
Elementary: Bronxville, Bronxville, Bronxville
Junior High: Bronxville, Bronxville, Bronxville
High School: Bronxville, Bronxville, Bronxville

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