Eastchester, New York real estate for sale
Eastchester, New York Real Estate
The picturesque and compact Town of Eastchester, New York – along with the villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe – sits about 5 miles south of White Plains and 20 miles north of New York City. Filling an area of about 5 square miles, Eastchester real estate may have been settled in 1664 but its best days may lie ahead if recent growth is any indication: the city has grown by nearly 5% since 2000!
Eastchester’s 19,500 residents enjoy excellent amenities, including a bevy of shops and restaurants and owners of Eastchester real estate are drawn by the attractive suburbs with carefully tended lawns, pleasing neighborhoods and excellent schools. Eastchester residents have a quick commute into Manhattan, whether by automobile or via Metro-North rail service. Flanked by the Hutchinson River Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway, and with Route 22 (Post Road/White Plains Road) running through it, Eastchester enjoys easy access to the rest of the county.
Shopping and Dining
Owning Eastchester real estate means having great eateries in town, including Italian Burrata, with highly-commended wood fired pizzas; French fare delights patrons at Jackie’s Bistro, family-owned with consistently excellent food and service; Sicilian Pane & Gelato, with flavorful, exquisite pastries, breads and (you guessed it) gelato; and Irish-American Piper’s Kilt, with an incredible Eastchester cheddar hamburger.
With New York City about 24 miles away, residents of Eastchester can easily avail themselves of world class shopping, but there are plenty of options in town or nearby in one of Westchester County’s other cities. Eastchester’s shopping centers include Vernon Hills Shopping Center, Universal Shopping Center, and Eastchester Shopping Center.
Parks and Recreation
The Town of Eastchester administers nine large parks and a passel of mini parks and passive areas. Facilities include fields for baseball, softball fields, soccer and open play. There are also Pony/Colt and Little League fields, plus playgrounds, climbing equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and picnic areas.
The Lake Isle Country Club is open to all Eastchester real estate residents and some non-residents. It offers a swimming pool complex with five pools, including an Olympic pool, one for adults, a pair of kiddie pools, and a diving tank. Lake Isle has a par 70, 18-hole championship golf course and eight Har-Tru (clay) tennis courts.
Eastchester attracts residents who enjoy life in a small, historic village area that still affords easy transit to New York City. And, with over 940,000 residents, Westchester County has extraordinary resources for shopping, dining and recreation. The median home cost in Eastchester is $558,800, and Eastchester real estate offers the whole panoply of housing options including Colonials, townhouses, contemporary homes, split-levels, and condos. The exclusive Lake Isle community is an upscale option.
Famous past residents of Eastchester include notables Anne Hutchinson, an early American voice for religious freedom; Aaron Burr, third Vice President of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, an American founder and the second President of the United States.
Schools, Health, Transportation
To serve residents of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville, there are three local school districts: Eastchester Union Free School District, Tuckahoe Union Free School District and Bronxville Union Free School District. Eastchester, which spends nearly twice the national average per-pupil, has a low student-teacher ratio of about 14:6 students. There are three elementary schools, Waverly, Anne Hutchinson, and Elementary Greenvale, in addition to Eastchester Middle School and Eastchester High School. The Tuckahoe district has three schools, William E. Cottle School, Tuckahoe Middle School and Tuckahoe High School. Bronxville’s schools include Bronxville Elementary, Bronxville Middle School and Bronxville High School.
For parochial education, Tuckahoe is the home of Immaculate Conception School and St. Joseph School is located in Bronxville. While there are no colleges in Eastchester, Bronxville or Tuckahoe, there are multiple institutions with over 2000 students within a few miles, including Iona College in New Rochelle, The College of New Rochelle, Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan College in Bronx, CUNY Lehman College in Bronx, Manhattanville College in Purchase, and SUNY at Purchase College.
For acute care, Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, which offers emergency services, is just a mile or two away in New Rochelle. Lawrence Hospital Center also has an emergency center and is located in Bronxville. St. John's Riverside in Yonkers is about 4 miles from Eastchester.
Eastchester real estate, including Tuckahoe and Bronxville, is well served by roads and highways; Route 22 runs directly through town. Besides its various major arterials, the Eastchester area is situated between the Hutchinson River Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway. For train service, the Crestwood, Tuckahoe, Bronxville stations are on the Harlem Line of the Metro-North railroad. Amtrak stations are found nearby at New Rochelle and Yonkers, four and six miles away respectively.
FFor air travel, Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe enjoy great access to four major airports. Westchester County Airport (13 miles) and La Guardia (18 miles), with and JFK International (25 miles) Newark Liberty (37 miles).