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Perhaps no other community is as historically rich as Westchester County. Its borders enclose an array of significant sites—from the birthplace of one of the Founding Fathers, to a selection of colonial homesteads, to the preserved sacred paths of the Mohegan Indians, and even the emotional Underground Railroad. Explore the creation and formation of our country through true cultural immersion.
Sneak a peak at fashion icon Franklin Simon’s lumbering Tudor mansion in Rye. Among other accolades, Simon started the “First Review,” which eventually morphed into today’s highly renowned “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.” A delicately balanced hub of progressive thinking and traditional values, Westchester served as the ideal location through which Simon could introduce Parisian “ready-to-wear” fashions for the well-heeled New York elite. In the 1920s, he brought one of the most iconic, decade-defining looks to the hordes of fashion-conscious women—the beaded and feathered style of the “flapper.” This, if anything, defines what Westchester County is about: evolution and growth.
Westchester County has raised and groomed some of the most revolutionary, progressive, and intelligent minds throughout its time. Even today, young intellectuals flock to the region, not only for its historical significance, but to feed on the nourishing cerebral atmosphere. Tour the home of the first Supreme Court Judge; trek through Revolutionary War sites; Westchester County is the Thinking Man’s dream.
Westchester County, similar to Long Island and New York’s boroughs, is a haven for modern artists. With numerous talented musicians, sculptors, playwrights, and painters, the area is an ideal place to cultivate up-and-coming artistic brilliance.
Whether a creator or appreciator of art, you will certainly take comfort in all the Westchester County has to offer. With multiple galleries, ranging from hidden troves to more popular museums with remarkable permanent collections, Westchester rivals Manhattan for its artistic prowess. Spend a day gazing at a painting or listening to internationally recognized chamber musicians. Whatever your persuasion, Westchester has everything your discerning mind has a taste for.
Even outside of New York City, the Hudson Valley region of Westchester boasts one of the highest densities of top-rated and award winning restaurants. The strong cultural roots of the region contribute to an extensive array of ethnic fares. From Asian-Fusion to New American Cuisine, the Westchester area delights and challenges the palette.
Enjoy Chappaqua’s trendy, sometimes even risqué culinary experiences, or the nouveau French fare of Bedford or Rye. For authentic Italian flare, head to Port Chester or Larchmont, where your senses are sure to be stimulated—mamma mia! Countless bistros and cozy restaurants will inspire your family to revive Sunday night dinner traditions.
Whether you’re a daredevil looking for something exciting and new, or someone who prefers simpler, more classic tastes, Westchester will satisfy your every craving. The joy of exploring Westchester County dining is in never knowing what provocative fare or enticing ambiance you just might find.
The bonus to eating out in Westchester County? All the culinary satisfaction of the Manhattan food world without the city traffic!
There is simply no comparison to the level of education provided in Westchester County; with some of the top public schools in the nation, as well as ample, yet lauded preparatory schools, and even world-renowned universities and schools for gifted children, Westchester is the nexus of all intellectual endeavors.
Families from across the country send their children to what is famously one of the best educational systems in America. Considering its proximity to New York City, Westchester offers your child access to invaluable cultural experiences that will complement outstanding academics.
Because of the unrivaled education system in Westchester County, prominent working class families flock to the region to afford their children access to the most promising of futures.
One noteworthy institution is Rye Country Day School, which is amongst the most highly regarded preparatory schools in the country. This exclusive school has shaped and challenged some of the best cultivated minds of some of the most prominent families in the region. One famous former attendee is former First Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush.
Carefully coupling the traditional with the progressive, Westchester County is an extremely desirable area to raise, nurture, and develop families.
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