7.4 out of 10

Tuckahoe

40.9535941314558 -73.824234328023
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  • Parks & Recreation
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Small-town charm with lots of amenities"

Tuckahoe is located within the town of Eastchester. Its 6,200 residents occupy the one square mile village. Its small size makes the town a great place for people who enjoy walking to shops and restaurants. Adding to the town’s appeal is its proximity to Manhattan, forty minutes via Metro North from the Tuckahoe station.

Tuckahoe’s small downtown area has undergone revitalization in recent years, turning old industrial buildings into housing and businesses. In 2011, Growlers Beer Bistro opened in a hundred-year-old railroad substation, providing a unique experience to beer aficionados. Paws and Play, a unique pet boarding and training facility, also opened last year. A small farmer’s market is in operation from June through November.

Despite its small size, Tuckahoe offers a great deal in terms of recreation due to its inclusion in the town of Eastchester. Youth sports include baseball, softball, football, cheerleading, soccer and basketball. There are camp programs in operation during the summer; the teen program involves day trips to different attractions in the metropolitan area. Eastchester town oversees the parks, which include a pool, tennis courts, and picnic areas.

The Tuckahoe Union Free School District educates about a thousand children, and has excellent graduation statistics and state exam scores. The schools support their academic curriculum with clubs and enrichment programs. Students attending William E. Cottle, the district’s only K-5 school, can participate in an Italian language and culture program, as well as art, chess and drama clubs. Opportunities to participate in clubs and athletics also exist at the middle school and high school level.

House-hunters will find single-family and multi-family homes, as well as co-ops and condominiums. Tuckahoe has a good selection of affordable choices, when compared to the rest of the county, with high-quality schools and a great feeling of community.
Pros
  • Good schools
  • Convenient Location
  • Sense of community and family ties.
Cons
  • High taxes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • 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 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great community with interesting history...."

Tuckahoe is a hamlet in the Town of Eastchester. It was once famous for the Tuckahoe Marble which was used heavily in the Grecian style construction of the early 19th century – the quarry and the resultant industry was a big reason this area got settled with immigrant labor and two train stations. The quarry ran out in the early 20th century and since then it has been a predominantly residential neighborhood were multiple generations live adjacent to each other.

Tuckahoe is more affordable than neighboring Bronxville and it still offers the convenience of a great location and good access to shopping and dining. Folks in Tuckahoe can choose to walk to either Bronxville or Eastchester to browse the stores.

The residents are served by the Tuckahoe Union Free School District and the Eastchester Union Free School District. The schools have a reasonably good reputation.

Among the good restaurants in town are Spice Village, Ristorante Chianti and The Tap House. There are also many casual eateries and other hang-out options in Tuckahoe or in neighboring communities. Tuckahoe offers more diversity and racial and racial and ethnic mix than many areas of Westchester County.

The sense of a community with long-standing and shared history is an integral part of Tuckahoe. One hears of many families where the children grow up go away to study and come back to settle down here with their own families. The memories of growing up in Tuckahoe and the familiarity of the old neighborhood seem to be a big draw.

Property taxes are a source of stress as they tend to be fairly high like the larger Westchester County area. The limited commercial development leaves the homeowners carrying the bulk of the load and an increasing tax bill is one of the big topics here. There are also concerns that Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Bronxville are not optimally using their resources to minimize costs and this is something that will probably be revisited sooner rather than later.
Pros
  • Convenient Location
  • Nice Neighborhood
  • Safe
Cons
  • Can seem insular
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"It may have a funny name, but its a great little place to live."

Famous for once being an early quarry town that exported marble to NYC, Tuckahoe is now a pleasant community-oriented village within the town of Eastchester. Tuckahoe is filled with attractive medium scale homes, some larger Colonials and both newer upscale apartment complexes and more modest apartment buildings. Tuckahoe has a substantial Italian-American population and there is a tight-knit community feel and a wonderful loyalty to local businesses and eateries that you don't often find anymore.

There is a little shopping in the Main Street area, but most residents tend to flock to the nearby towns of Eastchester, Bronxville and, of course, shopping hub, White Plains, for more varied retail options. Also within reasonable driving distance is the bustling Central Avenue strip which stretches from White Plains down to the Bronx and has miles upon miles of almost every retail store, business and service one could possibly want or imagine.

There are a modest amount of very good restaurants in the area, especially Italian ones such as Angelina's Restaurant, a beloved local institution and one that was long considered to have the best Italian fare anywhere in the county. Equally popular is family-friendly Roma Restaurant which has plently of loyal regulars and great pizza. The historic Olde Stone Mill is a restaurant which had its moment of resurrected glory in the sun when visited by Gordon Ramsey for his show Kitchen Nightmares. Some other eateries in the area include The Tap House, An American Bistro, Spice Village, Ristorante Chianti, Mama Assunta and Tangerine Thai.

For grocery shopping needs, most folks head on over to the Stop n Shop, Food Emporium, Trader Joes and Mrs. Greens in Eastchester. There is a Starbucks in the Tuckahoe Train Station. Speaking of trains, the commute to NYC is a mere 32 minutes.

Tuckahoe has a terrific community center which offers a wide range of programs including fitness classes, yoga, basketball, defensive driving and mother and child playgroups. The Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester is very popular and open to all residents for a fee. Amenities there include five pools, eight professional tennis courts and an 18-hole championship golf course. The Parkway Oval, situated near the Bronx River, has playing fields, basketball courts, a playground and pretty walking trails.

Tuckahoe is pretty safe with a very low crime rate.

The median household income is $79,704. The median home value is $395,278 and the median rental rate is $1,467.00 which isn't entirely bad for Westchester.

Tuckahoe is 67.5% White, 12% Hispanic, 10% African American and 8% Asian.

The population is about 6,300 with the median age being 37.
Pros
  • Sense of community and family ties.
  • Convenient Location
  • Nice Neighborhood
  • Safe
Cons
  • High taxes
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A village with a great vibe"

Tuckahoe is a refreshing change of pace from it's surrounding villages. Many towns in this area feel very uptight and unwelcoming but Tuckahoe has many of the same amenities without the attitude. Community is really important here and you can easily find ways to interact with new neighbors. If you go to the Tuckahoe website you can see the calendar for local events, there's a mother-child playgroup almost every day in addition to things like "weight watchers" meetings.

The school district is very good and students and parents alike seem to love it. It is very small but considering the standard of education most don't find this to be a problem.

One of the things that Tuckahoe shares with its more pretentious neighbors are the high taxes. This is only to be expected and is tolerable for the quality of life you get in return.

It's rumored that some members of the police department are corrupt but I've never witnessed anything of the sort. Not to mention Tuckahoe probably has one of the lowest crime rates in the state; it's about one sixteenth the national average. I would consider that an indication that the police must be doing a pretty good job.

Of course the commute into New York City is very easy, about 30 minutes.
Pros
  • Safe
  • Convenient Location
  • Nice Neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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