Eastchester

Photo Credit: EastchesterArtsCouncil.comEastchester is a town in southern Westchester County, New York. The population was 32,363 at the 2010 census. There are two villages within the town: Bronxville and Tuckahoe. The town contains a census-designated place also named Eastchester. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5 square miles.

Located just 20 miles north of New York City, the Town of Eastchester, which includes the incorporated villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe, offers its 19,000 + residents the best of both worlds. It has the urbane sophistication of the city—paved sidewalks, a plethora of shops (including those in the Vernon Hills Shopping Center on White Plains Road) and restaurants—coupled with the tranquility and sought-after amenities of the suburbs—manicured lawns, quiet neighborhoods, award-winning schools. Encompassing Tuckahoe and Bronxville, the town is a popular suburban enclave for those who appreciate culture and a quick commute. In 2007, Money magazine ranked Eastchester number 27 in its “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in the U.S.

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Situated between the Hutchinson River Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway, and with a thoroughfare (Post Road/White Plains Road (Route 22) running through it, Eastchester also affords easy access and egress to the rest of the county. The town offers a variety of housing options—Colonials, contemporaries, and splits, as well as condos and townhouses—and a number of communities and neighborhoods, including the exclusive Lake Isle community.

The trip from Eastchester to Grand Central is about 45-55 minutes on Metro North (Scarsdale, Crestwood, Tuckahoe, or Bronxville stations). The drive to Manhattan can be as short as 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

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