A Longtime Resident’s Guide to Living in Scarsdale

What better love letter can you give your hometown than to raise your own family there? That’s what longtime Scarsdale resident Deborah Skolnik did.

“I moved here before I turned two,” says Skolnik, editor of New York Metro Parents and mom of two teenaged daughters.

“Aside from college and six years in the city with my husband, I’ve lived here my whole life. It’s convenient to Manhattan (a 30-minute train ride to Grand Central) and other towns in Westchester, but there’s enough here to keep you entertained.”

Part of the upscale enclave’s appeal is its blend of vitality and quaintness, epitomized by a Tudor-style town center where buildings sport peaked roofs and half-timbered facades. “It still looks just like it did when I was a kid,” says Skolnik. —by Kathy Passero

ECLECTIC EATERIES

“The Parkway Café in Scarsdale Village is a favorite of mine for casual dining. It has an old-fashioned diner-style setting and wonderful omelets. For a good corned beef sandwich, matzo ball soup, and other comfort foods, I like the Metro Deli.”

“If you prefer to be part of the ladies-who-lunch set, go to Standing Room Only and order a chopped salad. For special occasions, my pick is Moscato. I order the Vitello Martini, veal with a crispy parmesan crust and white wine sauce.”

SWEET TALK

Courtesy Lulu Cake Boutique

“Another thing Scarsdale is known for is fantastic bakeries. In Scarsdale Village alone, we have five, including La Renaissance Pâtisserie Française, Lulu Cake Boutique, and Martine’s, to which I’m addicted. I don’t understand how there are so many skinny women here when there are so many world-class bakeries.”

BUY, BUY

Courtesy of La Dentelliere

“I’m a fan of Jewels by Joanne because it carries fine jewelry as well as more casual jewelry you might give a child for her birthday. I also like Petticoat Lane, which has great reasonably priced handbags.”

“One of the most unique stores in Scarsdale is La Dentelliere. It sells very upscale linens and household goods.”

LOCAL LIFE

Courtesy of Scarsdale Public Library

“For culture, a lot of us head to the Scarsdale Public Library for events ranging from foreign films to live music to readings by new authors.”

“In the summer, there’s a fantastic community pool that’s actually a complex of four pools in a country club-like setting with a really good snack bar. It’s a wonderful selling point for the town.”

GREAT OUTDOORS

Courtesy of Greenburgh Nature Center

“If you want to get outside and enjoy the weather in any season, the 33-acre Greenburgh Nature Center has exhibits, a manor house, and trails. The Weinberg Nature Center has kids’ programs and a 12.3-mile wooded trail loop that my friends and I like to walk.”

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES IN SCARSDALE

My Neighborhood Scarsdale - 138 Fox Meadow Road

138 Fox Meadow Road

Scarsdale, New York

Price: $3,875,000

6 Bedrooms | 6.5 Bathrooms

Live in a brand new construction stone and shingle Colonial built by KOSL Building Group. Ready for summer occupancy, this luxurious transitional-style home blends modern and classic sensibilities. An inviting front porch welcomes and provides eye-catching curb appeal. Interested buyers have the opportunity to customize the home to make it truly their own.

View more photos or contact Edi Giguere to schedule a showing.

1 Ogden Road

Scarsdale, New York

Price: $2,625,000

5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathrooms

This newly constructed Colonial home built by D&A Development and Design is located in the Fox Meadow section of Scarsdale. The gourmet chef’s kitchen features Wolf and Zub-Zero appliances. The relaxing family room includes a gas fireplace and a downstairs media room is perfect for watching movies. Convenient to the train, shopping and schools.

View more photos or contact Joanne Intrieri to schedule a showing.

1 Christie Place, 405W

Scarsdale, New York

Price: $1,399,000

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms

Enjoy maintenance-free living in the heart of the village at this condominium for active adults age 55 plus. Conveniently located across the street from the Scarsdale train station, close to restaurants, banks and shopping. This spacious and pristine top floor home has a sunny and bright southern exposure and features 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, crown molding throughout, and an open floor plan.

View more photos or contact Rosanne Bordes or Lewis Fechter to schedule a showing.

11 Roosevelt Place

Scarsdale, New York

Price: $998,000

3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

A pristine and move-in ready Center Hall Colonial set on level property in the Edgewood neighborhood is ready for a new owner. The inviting entry welcomes you to the large gracious living room with a wood burning fireplace. A family room/sun room with walls of windows brings the outdoors inside. The master bedroom has a renovated en suite. The home also features a full basement and a great location.

View more photos or contact Alan Nickman or Stephen O’Neal to schedule a showing.

Looking for your dream home in Scarsdale? Check out all available properties currently on the market.

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