Larchmont and Mamaroneck are steeped in history. Larchmont was discovered by the Dutch in 1614. In 1661, John Richbell, an English merchant, traded goods for land, which is now the town of Mamaroneck. After the advent of the automobile, Larchmont quickly went from a resort community to a suburb catering to wealthy individuals commuting to and from New York City.
The main thoroughfare of Mamaroneck Avenue is bustling with local shops and restaurants, and is minutes from recreation and the harbor.. Parks are plentiful. Harbor Island Park has a playground, a beach, a tennis club, picnic tables, and ball fields, Flint and Turtle Parks are favorites.Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht club maintains some of the finest yachting facilities on Long island Sound as well as the Larchmont Yacht Club.Hommocks Pool and Hommocks Ice Rink are hotspots as well. Private country and golf clubs include winged Foot, Bonnie Briar and Hampshire.
Larchmont is a walking community with many shops, boutiques and restaurants on the Boston Post Road, Palmer, Chatsworth and Larchmont Avenues. The French American School of New York has several campuses in Larchmont and Mamaroneck with an additional one in Scarsdale