Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe
The village of Bronxville was incorporated in 1898, and the Village of Tuckahoe in 1903, both part of the town of Eastchester. Eastchester is considered to be the birthplace of the "Bill of Rights". In the late 1800’s, Tuckahoe was considered the Marble Capital of the World, with its quarry supplying stone for the likes of the NY Public Library and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Money magazine recently ranked Eastchester high on their list of Top 100 towns in America, taking into consideration the town’s convenient commute, vast amenities, and mix of housing. Just 15 miles from mid-town Manhattan, 3 train stations in the town provide commuters with quick and frequent service. Lake Isle Park, once a private country club, now belongs to the town with membership open to all residents to enjoy swimming, tennis, golf and catering facilities.
Bronxville Village, only 15 miles and less than 30 minutes by train from Grand Central Station, is a century old community of craggy hills and gentle valleys nestled in a curve of the Bronx River. One may select from a variety of housing possibilities. Among the single-family homes are Jacobean mansions, half-timbered Tudors, stone and shingle Victorians, brick or clapboard colonials, Cotswold cottages and Mediterranean villas. Unusual in the suburbs, Bronxville housing also includes a number of "community house groups." These picturesque attached and semi-detached three-story townhouses vary in architectural style from quaint English cottages to grand Georgian and Norman structures.
The Metro North station at one end of Bronxville and the Four Corners, a cluster of civic buildings, at the other bookend a charming and energetic downtown. This walking village offers an array of fashion boutiques, upscale restaurants, specialty stores, art galleries, a movie theater, and professional offices, all within a few blocks. Village residents are dedicated to supporting their schools, library, government and the local businesses, creating a vibrant community spirit. With its proximity to NYC, strength of character, small-town comforts, and pleasing aesthetics, Bronxville has earned its reputation as a premier suburban village.
Housing in Eastchester and Tuckahoe ranges from prestigious single-family homes and townhouses with water views of Lake Isle, to modest homes in many of the long-established neighborhoods, and newly constructed homes with every modern amenity. The Garth Road section of Eastchester is lined with primarily cooperative apartments in charming buildings, all within walking distance of the train station and shops. Other sections of town offer co-ops, condominiums, rental apartments, as well as single-family properties, with something for everyone.