7.2 out of 10

Edgemont (Greenville)

41.0042176961753 -73.8166872173088
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Singles

Reviews

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 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Great location, excellent schools"

Edgemont is an unincorporated area in the town of Greenburgh. Technically, the area is called Greenville, and Edgemont only refers to the school district. Half the area has a Scarsdale zip code, and the other half has a Hartsdale zip code. Residents who commute to Manhattan have a choice of getting on the train at either Scarsdale or Hartsdale, as both have Metro-North stations. The trip is about thirty minutes.

Edgemont bears a strong resemblance to Scarsdale, with the same classic-style homes and well-landscaped yards. However, Edgemont’s real estate is noticeably less expensive than Scarsdale. Many people who choose to settle in Edgemont cite the school district over home prices as a key deciding factor; homes in Edgemont are still very expensive. Though Scarsdale’s district is excellent, Edgemont’s district is significantly smaller, with 2,000 students, and gets similar outstanding results from its students.

There are three schools in the Edgemont district: two elementary schools educate the children through sixth grade, and a combined junior-senior high school is attended by students in grades seven through twelve.

Edgemont’s location is ideal for shoppers. Scarsdale and Hartsdale both have good retail offerings. There are five grocery stores in the area. White Plains is a short ride away, with two malls, and to the south, Yonker’s Ridge Hill is a brand-new shopping area with many retailers who are new to the area.

Its inclusion in the town of Greenburgh gives Edgemont residents access to programs through the town’s recreation department. There are several parks and three town pools. The Greenburgh Nature Center is also one of the area’s greatest assets. This 33-acre nature preserve is a wildlife refuge and offers educational programs for children and adults.

In addition to single-family homes, there are co-ops and condominiums, located primarily along Central Park Avenue.
Pros
  • *** Wonderful school district ***
  • Close to shopping in many different directions
Cons
  • Pricey (although it is cheaper than Manhattan or Scarsdale)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • 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 4/5
2yrs+

"A neighbor of Scarsdale with great prestige, less 'snootiness' and super schools."

Edgemont is a small, intimate and prestigious residential area in the town of Greenburgh that is filled with attractive Colonial and Tudor-style homes on winding, tree-lined streets. Although it falls under the Greenburgh jurisdiction, many people confuse it as being a part of Scarsdale; partially because of the similiarty of features, but mostly because it sits right next to Scarsdale. In fact, many residents of Edgemont affectionately call their stomping grounds, "Scarsdale Light." Why "light"? Well, they believe that the general attitude in Edgemont is less stuffy and snooty and a little more laid-back and down to earth than that of its well-known neighbor. Also, houses, while by no means cheap (or even affordable for that matter) are not quite as steep as Scarsdale.

Edgemont itself doesn't have shopping, but is literally a hop and a skip away from Scarsdale Village with its quaint medley of boutiques, shoppes and restaurants and almost equally close (a three minute trip down a steep hill) to the Midway Shopping Center on the popular and bustling Central Ave. retail strip. The Ridgeway Shopping Center habors Annie Sez, CVS, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Red Lobster, a Tae Kwan Do center, a Panera Bread, a Pizza Hut, a learning center, several banks, JoAnne's Fabrics and a terrific discount center called Amazing Savings which has a little bit of everything to meet everyones needs. Also in that center is a wonderful, relatively new and large ShopRite supermarket which has a couple of buffet stations and a small cafe.

Nearby is also the Greenburgh Nature Center, also located on Cenral Ave., which is a 33-acre nature preserve with pretty walking trails, a pond and lovely gardens, including one for butterfies! They have outdoor animal displays with prairie dogs, rabbits, chickens and turkeys. Sometimes you will even spot a hawk there! They often host birthday parties and special programs and interesting events. Edgemont residents can also enjoy all Greeburgh's eight parks and parklets, two ponds, thirty tennis courts and community pool.

Edgemont is a 10 to 15 minute drive to more metroplitan White Plains and between 25 and 40 minutes to Grand Central Station in New York City.

The Edgemont school system is exceptional and is often on many "best of" lists.

Edgemont is pretty safe and people keep a helpful eye on the various goings on. The crime rate is on the low end.

The population of Edgemont is approximately 1,706 and the area is predominantly white.
Pros
  • Close to shopping in many different directions
  • Situated on a hilltop
  • *** Wonderful school district ***
  • Definitely has a small-town vibe
  • Fairly short commute to Manhattan
Cons
  • Pricey (although it is cheaper than Manhattan or Scarsdale)
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A village with a number one school system"

A lot of people refer to Greenvile as "Scarsdale light". Meaning that it has some of the same prestige as Scarsdale, nice houses and a great school system, without the pretentious attitude. It's definitely still an expensive place to buy real estate but it's a better alternative if you're a more down to earth person.

Many of Greenville's homes were designed as summer homes for New Yorkers looking to get away from the city. You can rest assured that the homes are very pretty and have a colonial look.

The schools are among the best in the state but are actually part of the Edgemont Union Free School District. I'm not sure why they named it that since there isn't a town called Edgemont in this area. These schools always top the lists for the county and normally rank within the top 50 nationwide.

There's a little shopping area in town with some nice restaurants. Technically Greenville is part of Greenburgh which offers a lot of community events and programs. There are also a lot of parks throughout the villages of Greenburgh and Scarsdale, the neighboring village, has a nature center with a few animals that can be rented out for children's birthday parties.
Pros
  • *** Wonderful school district ***
  • Definitely has a small-town vibe
  • Fairly short commute to Manhattan
Cons
  • No nightlife
  • Pricey (although it is cheaper than Manhattan or Scarsdale)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Picturesque town next to Scarsdale"

Part of the Westchester town of Greenburgh, most people get confused about where Greenville is and which areas it includes. A tiny area, Greenville includes parts of Edgemont, so some people consider the two to be the same. To make matters more confusing, Greenville is also right next to Scarsdale, so it is hard to tell whether some homes are in Greenville or Scarsdale. There are a number of things that make Greensville an attractive place to live. First of all, it is somewhat affordable, compared to Manhattan or even some of its closer and more affluent neighbors, such as Scarsdale. Still, don’t take this to mean that Greenville is cheap; it isn’t. Greenville is also a pretty short commute to midtown Manhattan; if you take the MetroNorth, it only takes about half an hour. Another attractive quality is that Greenville boasts an excellent public school district. The schools are small and perform well. There are also a lot of great programs that students can participate in. The high school is often ranked on different “Best Schools” lists. The housing in Greenville is mostly condos, co-ops, and private homes. There are picturesque parks, a cute farmer’s market, and a nice library.
Pros
  • Definitely has a small-town vibe
  • Fairly short commute to Manhattan
  • *** Wonderful school district ***
Cons
  • BORING
  • Pricey (although it is cheaper than Manhattan or Scarsdale)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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