A southern Westchester gem, Edgemont offers an unbeatable combination of beautiful architecture, nationally recognized schools and excellent recreational opportunities, all within a 32 minute commute to Grand Central Station. Many homes are within walking distance of the Scarsdale Metro North Station, and others have the advantage of a commuter bus to rush hour trains. This sought-after community of approximately 2,800 homes, ranging from architectural cottages to grand Colonials and Tudors, most with a Scarsdale address, is set in beautiful topography of rolling hills and established greenery. An unincorporated area of the Town of Greenburgh, with its own school district, Edgemont is governed by a Town Board with local civic associations and the Edgemont Community Council as liaison for Edgemont ideas and interests. The Bronx River, Saw Mill and Sprain Brook Parkways offer many routes to New York City. A Central Avenue bus delivers you to Fifth Avenue shops and museums.
Edgemont Schools are consistently ranked 1st in Westchester County Public Schools and in the top ranking in the United States. It boasts a strong traditional academic program with 98% of the graduates attending college. Elementary school children K-6 living on the west side of Central Area attend the Greenville School. Those living on the East side attend the Seely Place School. Enrollment at each school is approximately 450 students. The Edgemont Junior/ Senior High School, set on a 80-acre wooded campus, has about 750 students in grades 7-12. There are approximately 146 students per graduating class. The Edgemont School District is a nationally acclaimed school system.
Excellent facilities and programs provide year round enjoyment for the residents of Edgemont. The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve, offering a wide range of nature and ecology topics. Residents can enjoy playing on eight tennis courts operated by the district and ice-skating on beautiful Crane’s Pond. The Edgemont Recreation department offers a varied program of activities for youngsters during the school year as well as a nominally priced six-week day camp during the summer. Edgemont residents may join the Greenburgh Town Park in nearby Ardsley, a 20-acre complex with three pools, 19-lighted tennis courts, cabanas and a clubhouse.
Shopping & Dining
Residents of Edgemont enjoy shopping and dining in nearby Scarsdale’s business district, commonly known as ‘Scarsdale Village’. Over 40 shops are run primarily by local merchants in Tudor-style brick buildings and include gift shops, jewelers, toy stores, trendy clothing shops, art galleries, a wine shop, a post office and a supermarket. The Village has been enjoying a restaurant renaissance in recent years, with 7 new establishments opening within the past 2 years.
Garth Road, just a 2 miute stroll over the Popham Road Bridge from Scarsdale village is adjacent to Edgemont. Here patrons enjoy an abundance of salons, take-out restaurants and convenience shops including a 7-11, florists, a well-known bakery, a locksmith and a shoe repair shop.
Edgemont’s central location — adjacent to Scarsdale, White Plains, Eastchester, Yonkers, Ardsley and Irvington — means that residents are in close proximity to most national stores. Bloomingdales, The Westchester Mall (anchored by Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom), Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble and Target are just 10 minutes away in neighboring White Plains. In Eastchester, residents enjoy Lord & Taylor, West Elm, The Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s and GAP. And Central Avenue (running through White Plains, Hartsdale, Edgemont and Yonkers) features dozens of national chain stores including Best Buy, Marshall’s, Golfsmith, Buy Buy Baby, Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond & Kohl’s as well as a brand new Shop Rite supermarket.
The towns of Rye, Greenwich, Larchmont and Bronxville are also within 15-25 minutes from Edgemont and are great places to visit for lunch and an afternoon of shopping or for dinner with friends.