Scarsdale was founded by Caleb Heathcote in the early 17th century. It’s the quintessential village, with Tudor-inspired buildings and a charming small-town feel. The village atmosphere is rounded out by many bakeries, boutiques, galleries and a wide variety of eateries, including outside dining, upscale restaurants, pizzerias, take-out and delis. Chase Park hosts summer concerts and shows, and the many other parks offer lots of recreational activities with 26 tennis courts, five pools, and a multitude of playgrounds.
Scarsdale also has a nursery and day camp for Scarsdale residents called Kids Base. Saxon Woods Golf course is a municipal course open to the public. Many private country clubs are available in Scarsdale such as Quaker Ridge, Fenway and Bonnie Briar.
Scarsdale is particularly known for its strong sense of community. Scarsdale homes include classic Tudor-style designs, contemporary designs, classic colonials, and new constructions, as well as upscale co-op apartments and a condominium in the heart of the Village. Scarsdale is an express stop on Metro North and is a quick 29 minutes to Grand Central Station. It is convenient to many highways, houses of worship and shopping.