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Bronxville

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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One of "America's Most Expensive Zip Codes" -Forbes Magazine"

Bronxville is perhaps best known as a “college town”, as it's home to Sarah Larwence College and Concordia College, and you'll see lots of students bouncing around town, enjoying the sites or studying at cafes on their coffee breaks. What you might not know is that Bronxville is known as one of the most expensive places to live in the United States, and home-owners here are mostly millionaires. A hamlet of Eastchester, Bronxville---like all places in Westchester County, NY---was once home to Native Americans (the Mohicans). Today it is is home to 6,200 residents who are mainly white, and some of the wealthiest people in Westchester. Just walking the streets of this beautiful suburban area and noticing the size and quality of the homes, you'll realize how expensive this area is. However, people who can afford to live in Bronxville come here for very good reasons, and here's why:

It's a beautiful place though with an outstanding community, as well as award-winning schools that are some of the best in the country. Just walking past the cherry trees in town, you'll find a sense of wonderment as you pass by the exquisitley-laid-out gardens surrounding Victorian, Tudor and Colonial-style homes.

Bronxville is a great community that makes the cost of living here well worth your pay. Your kids will be glad because there's lots of fun things to do in Bronxville. They can enjoy outdoor activities, such as Sagamore Road Playgrouna; Bronxville has more than 70 acres worth of recreational parkland, included the Bronx River Parkway Reservation and excellent athletic fields at the Bronxville School System (You might recall seeing The Bronxville School in the heartwarming movie Stepmom, (which starred Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts!). In addition to Sports programs, they can have fun with friends at the Bronxville After-School Program that offers group activities such as Creative Arts & Crafts, Sports, Cooking, and a Homework Club for extra help. There's also a Full Day Child Care, and a Community Action Program to help families with Family and Youth Counseling; there's other outreach programs like this one as well. There's an amazing Library with lots of programs such as a Meditation Circle and Book Group that meets on Thursdays, or you can enjoy a concert with Robert the Guitar Guy (great for both young, middle-aged, teenaged, and old alike). There's also great medical care to be found at Lawrence Hospital (which has a 24-hour ER and acute care for inpatients, and doctors in all different specialties work here). The community also reaches out to homes with Meals on Wheels and there's Senior Services as well, including the Bronxville Youth Counsil. Also don't forget to enroll your child in the Bronxville Day Camp in Summer---they won't regret it, and neither will you; it's sure to make this Summer a special one!

Bronxville also has its own train station, beautiful places of worship (such as St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, with its unbelievably gorgeous spires), a busy downtown section with lots of awesome stores and restaurants. In addition to unique places like the coffee shop Slave to the Grind (which has organic food and organic coffee that is claimed to be even better than Starbucks; however, they don't have wifi, which is a shame, because people would go here more than the Starbucks in neighboring Yonkers; however they do have over 50 bean varieties, which will make for an interesting decision for your new favorite hot or iced drink; the place is also street-level, making it handicap accessable, and there is parking, but it's metered, so make sure that you bring plenty of quarters!). There's also basic staples such as your neighborhood CVS and A&P, as well as others.
Pros
  • awesome community activities
  • great parks
  • Slave To the Grind Cafe
  • Excellent school district
  • Fantastic shopping district
  • Affluent, but relatively affordable
  • Decent shopping
  • Easy commuting distance
Cons
  • very high cost of living
  • Expensive
  • Exclusive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"One square mile of affluence and charm"

Bronxville is a tiny village just outside New York City. Occupying just one square mile, it’s home to about 6,300 people, and often ranks among the country’s most affluent towns. The English-inspired village is charming and compact, with excellent shopping and restaurants. There is a Metro-North station; travel time to Grand Central averages around 35 minutes.

William Van Duzer Lawrence, a pharmaceutical and real estate mogul, founded the town in the late 1800s as an artists’ colony. Many of the village’s first homes were equipped with art studios. Today, the town is unaffordable to most artists, with most homes priced at or close to a million dollars. There are co-ops and condominiums, but those are pricey as well.

Bronxville is an active community. There are two private clubs, the Siwanoy Country Club for golf and the Bronxville Field Club for tennis and swimming. The county-owned Bronx River Reservation is a 21-acre open space located next to the river. There are also several smaller town parks with a range of amenities, including playgrounds. The recreation department runs a day camp during the summer, as well as tennis programs.

Unsurprisingly, the schools in Bronxville are excellent, with test scores consistently better than most of the state, and a great variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities. The district is unique for its small size, but also for its compactness: elementary students, middle school students, and high school students are all housed within the same building. The school has many amenities, including a drama lab and four indoor gymnasiums, to meet the students’ extracurricular interests. In addition, there are two colleges: Sarah Lawrence, which is technically in Yonkers, and Concordia College.

The library is an integral part of the town’s history. It was founded in 1906 and stocked with books donated by residents. For many years it occupied a couple of rooms, but got its own space in 1942. Today, the library is housed in a large Georgian-style building with a large and valuable art collection.

Excellent schools, a great location, and a range of housing options make Bronxville worth checking out.
Pros
  • Easy commuting distance
  • Excellent school district
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Ritzy but lovely village with decent shopping and great schools"

Bronxville is a small village within the town of Eastchester that is bursting with wealth. And its noticeable. There are stunning homes located on well-manicured tree-lined streets that wind inward and upward from the village center. There are some lovely co-op apartments and town homes near the center district that are a little more affordable. Most of those still cost a pretty penny (can range from 2,000 to 4,000 bucks) but every now and again, if you are lucky and hit it right, you can find a nice modest one or two bedroom co-op for around $1,350.00 which is a steal considering the ritzy location.

Bronxville is proud home to the highly acclaimed and prestigious Sarah Lawrence College, a liberal arts mecca. Concordia College, a Lutheran-church operated liberal arts college, is also located in Bronxville.

Shopping in downtown Bronxville is composed of children's fashion boutiques, women's fashion boutiques, a jewelry store, serveral gift stores, a bridal shop, a furniture and home accessories store, a cosmetic boutique, a couple of card/stationary stores, a pet store with pet goods and accessories, an optician, a toy store and a bookshop.

There are quite a few excellent restaurants in Bronxville and they range in price and in cuisine type. There is, of course, the requisite Starbucks, the eclectic, student hang-out fave, Slave to the Grind, Haiku Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar which has delicious fusion food, Rosie's Bistro Italiano, Scalini Osteria, Sammy's Downtown Bistro and Bar, Blue Moon Mexican cafe with its festive atmosphere, tasty food and wonderful margaritas, Underhill's Crossing Restaurant and the innovative Kraft Bistro which has been accoladed by the NY Times as a gem.

Bronxville contains a lot of great parkland and even a small portion of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation which is very pretty and has ponds, bridges, foot trails and bike trails. You will often see people of all ages, alone, with kids and strollers, or dogs, out and about relishing in nature while steadfastly keeping in shape.

The Bronxville school system is considered to be high-caliber. It ranks time and time again as one of the best in our nation. The average SAT scores for its high school students is 1864 and it is reported that 98% of them graduate and go on to attend college.

Bronxville is quite safe and there is not that much crime.

The median household income is $144,940 abd the median home value is $1,300,000.000

The population of Bronxville is 6,323 and it is predominantly white.
Pros
  • Decent shopping
  • Excellent school district
Cons
  • Exclusive
  • Expensive
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Excellent upscale neighborhood"

Located in southern Westchester, Bronxville is a small and affluent village of about one square mile. Downtown Bronxville boasts an excellent shopping district in which you can find just about anything you need to buy. There are pharmacies, grocery stores, antique stores, and lots of clothing boutiques. The housing in Bronxville is also diverse. There are lots of co-op apartment buildings, townhouses, and huge single-family homes that are priced in the millions. Many of the homes are located on quiet tree-lined streets and the pricier homes tend to be on hills overlooking the downtown area. Parts of Bronxville used to be an artists’ haven, so a lot of the homes in those areas have studios that people convert into dens, children’s rooms, gyms, home offices, or libraries. Bronxville is primarily a community of homeowners; rentals are pretty hard to come by. There is the Avalon community, which is nice but also pretty pricy. Public transportation is centered on the MetroNorth; most of the co-ops are within walking distance of the station. The schools in Bronxville are very unique and have excellent reputations. Housed in the same building, the schools have fantastic facilities and great teachers. There are a lot of recreational activities that are available to Bronxville residents: tennis courts, a tennis club, and a country club. They are pricey sports to play, but most Bronxille residents can easily afford them.
Pros
  • Excellent school district
  • Fantastic shopping district
  • Affluent, but relatively affordable
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Exclusive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Bright and beautiful; smart and sophisticated!"

Bronxville is one square mile of power-packed real estate! This is considered a very desirable address not just in Eastchester but in Westchester County as a whole and the home prices are a testament to its popularity – the average price is a million dollars. There are some condos and co-ops and some rentals but it is going to take determination and tenacity to find a great deal on any housing in Bronxville.

Interestingly, Bronxville started as an artists’ colony promoted as such by pharmaceutical manufacturer William Van Duzer Lawrence in the 1890s when he built the homes that are now known as Lawrence Park. From those days of artists who came to enjoy the bucolic setting, Bronxville has transitioned to a very affluent and exclusive address in our times.

One of the biggest reasons for Bronxville’s popularity with new buyers is the school district. It is a small village and only residents of the village get to attend the schools here which automatically limits the class size. The kind of focus and attention possible with a small student body is amply seen in the standards of excellence at all grade levels.

Bronxville also offers great shopping and eat out options. Sarah Lawrence and Concordia, two colleges, are in the area and the student body has helped create a high-energy vibe and so unlike some other suburbs Bronxville does not feel dead at 9:00pm!

There are some who complain about the snootiness and elitism of the residents of Bronxville – the signs of wealth and privilege are abundant and it can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Truth is there are as many friendly people and arrogant people here as any other community this size.
Pros
  • Excellent school district
  • Fantastic shopping district
Cons
  • Exclusive
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A beautiful, expensive, and exclusive village"

Bronxville has great public schools, probably among the best in the county, and teachers that are dedicated. The annual budget is heavily focused on the school system which means that taxes are very high. However, if you consider the cost of sending your kids to private school the figures will probably look similar. You'll also pay a lot for real estate, easily upwards of a million dollars, but that's common in an affluent community like Bronxville.

The village itself is very nice. It's obvious that those high taxes also go toward beautifying public spaces, many people come here just to meander around. The shopping district is gorgeous on a nice spring day but be sure you have money in your bank account, you're going to need it. The train station is also well situated and will get you to New York City in about 30 minutes.

One of its downfalls is that it's a little hard to find friends here. There are some really nice people but many others are pretentious and will judge you harshly. It's reminiscent of trying to become friends with the popular clique in high school. If you thrive in this kind of setting then you'll like the community.
Pros
  • Excellent school district
  • Fantastic shopping district
Cons
  • Exclusive
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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