Eastchester 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.
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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