6.9 out of 10

Pelham Manor

40.8932659162942 -73.8092974627798
Great for
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 06, 2012

"The Manor Side of Pelham"

Pelham Manor is one of the two incorporated villages in Pelham, which is just north of the Bronx and known as “the first suburb north of New York City.” It covers a little over one square mile, and is home to about 5,500 people.

The Town of Pelham borders New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon, and Eastchester, and the Long Island sound is in the southeast corner. As Pelham is only 29 minutes away from Grand Central on the Metro-North New Haven line, it is a very desirable commuter town. Pelham Manor it is known as a very affluent area.

There are two elementary schools in each village, and there is one middle and one high school. There are several private schools here as well, and the public as well as private schools are all considered to be excellent.

The train stops in Pelham Village. You can get off the train and walk up through the village, and explore its shops and restaurants. In the middle of the village is the Pelham Art Center, considered to be the cohesive element of the town. It offers art and writing classes, workshops, exhibitions, theatre programs, and public events. It hosts two benefits each year: the spring event is a seated, formal dinner held elsewhere, while the fall event is casual and takes place in the Art Center itself.

Pelham is a busy place, and offers its residents lots to do. There are not-for-profit groups such as the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, the Children’s Theater, and the Little League. The recreation department offers everything from sports programs, to ballroom dancing, chess, field hockey, karate, lacrosse, PML lessons, rugby, tennis, and theater arts. It hosts seasonal family activities, such as the popular Easter egg hunt. Pelham is part of the Westchester County Park system, so residents can enjoy its golf courses, swimming pools, 5 beaches, and many parks in which to picnic, camp, hike, and fish. There are three sports fields from which to choose, and several tennis courts.

Pelham takes care of its senior citizens. The recreation department offers all kinds of classes, as well as trips to theaters, parks, restaurants, and New York City. There is a senior advocate who will help any senior resident who has trouble with apartment rental, Medicare, tax forms, estate planning, etc., and there is a Medical Van for transport to and from doctors appointments.
Pros
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Everything is within walking distance
  • Quiet, small-town vibe
Cons
  • High taxes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 02, 2012

"Become A Part of the History"

Pelham Manor is one of the villages within the town of Pelham, NY, located between the cities of Mount Vernon and the Bronx and very close to the Long Island Sound. Pelham proper actually has its own bay, and there is a park in the Bronx that is named after this, Pelham Bay Park.

Pelham Manor is one of the oldest areas of Westchester. It was purchased from the Siwonay Native Americans in the 1600’s by well known land buyer and physician Thomas Pell. Split Rock Road is nationally recognized as a historic landmark, as the Battle of Pelham during the Revolutionary War was fought here; the road now leads to Pelham Park.

The village is home to 5,486 people over a span of 1.2 miles. It is mostly residential and homes cost generally around $800,000 and higher; it’s perfect for middle class families who wish to be near big cities but just far enough for some peace and quiet with great views of the water to boot. The school system here is excellent; 93.8% go on to receive a higher education after graduation, and Pelham ranks well on SAT scores. There’s a fair teacher-to-student ratio so that every student gets the attention they deserve.

There’s lots of activities and fun things to do in Pelham Manor and in the surrounding Pelham proper: you can eat at several different restaurants (like Edo Japanese Steakhouse, which is great for families---and Bistro Rollin, which is a fantastic romantic French bistro). In Pelham, you can walk to pretty much everything. Either before or after dinner, go to the movies at the Pelham Picture House (an old-style 1920’s theater), and have a picnic or just relax at Shore Park, which has its own private beach (note: this park is only for residents).

You’re near lots of interesting islands that have been turned into parks which are off the Sound, not to mention other parks that are all along the shore. There’s affordable housing in New Rochelle and the Bronx. In Pelham, the Country Club has a pool and wonderful fitness center, if you’re a member. Pelham also has a library that offers programs and events for adults, teens and kids alike.

Pelham Manor has a large Italian and Irish working class community. Pelham’s train station is a great focal point for commuters as it’s only 28 miles away from NYC. It’s a very proud part of NY that will be honored for a very long time as one of the oldest, most charming and safest places to live in Westchester County.
Pros
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Everything is within walking distance
  • Quiet, small-town vibe
  • Great Park
Cons
  • High taxes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 23, 2012

"A manor of wealth and beauty."

Pelham Manor is a quaint 1.2 square mile mostly suburban village. Pelham Manor is often confused with neighboring Pelham. A good differentiation is that the Manor is a more upscale, affluent version of Pelham, which is predominantly working class and that they do have separate governments.

The Pelham Manor Shopping Center is a popular shopping hub featuring retail giants like BJ’s wholesale warehouse, Pet Smart, Michaels, and Sleepy’s. Fairway Food Market opened a lavish store there in 2010 much to the delight and fanfare of both Pelhamites and Westchesterites.

Notable restaurants in the area include the ever-popular family and date-night friendly Edo’s Japanese Restaurant, long considered by many to be one of the better hibachi-style restaurants in Westchester County. There are also a good two handfuls of quality Italian trattorias, American/Seafood restaurants and Mexican cafes nearby.

For quality entertainment, do yourself a favor and be sure to head on over to neighboring Pelham to take in an artistic flick at the historical 90-year old Pelham Picture House, a wonderful non-profit jewel that hosts the best of the best pictures as well as special evenings with acclaimed directors, actors and writers. They also offer a wonderful educational program for adults and young adults alike featuring a movie making camp and acting and screenwriting classes for adults.

Pelham Manor operates under the Pelham Union Free School District and is considered one of the finest school systems in the county with a median SAT score of 1632 and a reported 94% of Pelham Memorial High School graduates going on to college.

Pelham Manor feels like a safe haven and the crime rate is very low.

The population of Pelham Manor is approximately 5,500 with the median age being 38 years. Pelham Manor is predominantly White at 70% with Hispanics making up 7%, Asians making up 4% and African Americans making up 2% and

The median household income is $150,662 so there is definite wealth here. The median home value is $721,600 and the median rental rate is $ 1,550.00 .
Pros
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Everything is within walking distance
  • Quiet, small-town vibe
  • Great Park
Cons
  • Boring
  • High taxes
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Jan 04, 2012

"A Quiet Village - the perfect place to raise a family"

Pelham Manor is a small village with its own government but shares its High School and Middle School with Pelham. Many people want to know what the difference is between the two and the answer is not a whole lot. Pelham Manor is more affluent than Pelham; there are two country clubs for a population of approximately 5,500 to give you an indication of its wealth. However, I find the residents to be relatively conservative with their money and, considering how pretty the community is, the real estate prices aren't unreasonable.

You won't find tons of upscale restaurants or stores. In fact, the Fairway Market opening up last year was headlining news. It's a really safe and close-knit community that's perfect to raise kids in if you can afford it. The shared high school (Pelham Memorial High School) is one of the best in Westchester County but there are private options as well.

There aren't many community amenities (like public swimming pools) because of the country clubs but Pelham Manor is fortunate enough to have Pelham Bay Park along its southern border. It's three times the size of Central Park and offers just about every activity you could possibly want from a park.
Pros
  • Great Park
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Everything is within walking distance
  • Quiet, small-town vibe
Cons
  • Boring
  • High taxes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jan 02, 2012

"Beautiful upscale neighborhood"

Be careful not to confuse Pelham and Pelham Manor. Like a lot of places in Westchester, the names can get pretty confusing. There is a town called Pelham, which is made up of two separate villages called Pelham and Pelham Manor. The population in Pelham Manor is overwhelmingly white, with a strong Italian American community. There are very small percentages of Asians, Hispanics, and African Americans. This village is pretty pricy; it has long been known to be one of the wealthiest towns in New York State. The residents are mainly white collar professionals. Located in southwestern Westchester, this is a small and quiet village with convenient access to everything. Midtown Manhattan is a half hour away if you take MetroNorth. Driving, it is about 20 minutes from both La Guardia and JFK. Pelham Manor is tiny; it is about 1.5 square miles. Schools and the railroad station are all within walking distance of any of the homes. As far as the school district goes, Pelham and Pelham Manor share schools. A lot of people question why the two villages exist as separate entities with separate governments, etc. There isn't a huge difference between the two.
Pros
  • Quiet, small-town vibe
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets
  • Everything is within walking distance
Cons
  • High taxes
  • Boring
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees