Eastchester

East chester

Located in southern Westchester County, New York, Eastchester is the host of two prime suburban villages: Bronxville and Tuckahoe. Five square miles in size, the town is home to just over 32,000 residents.

An easy trip to New York City, Eastchester is approximately a 40 minute train ride by Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central Terminal. Rich in centuries of American history, the town that is now called Eastchester began settlement in 1664 when ten families migrated from Fairfield, Connecticut. Thomas Pell, who at that time also owned the territory that is now New Rochelle and Pelham, granted a deed to the group to “settle down at Hutchinson�s,” where the home of Anne Hutchinson had stood some twenty years before. The ten original families were shortly joined by another 26. Eastchester was a farming community at the outbreak of the American Revolution. Although no major battles were fought here, as the heart of the Neutral Ground it saw constant fighting for over 13 years.

Eastchester’s rural makeup began to change with the coming of the railroad in the 1840s. Today, Eastchester is bounded by Scarsdale on the north, New Rochelle on the east, Yonkers on the west, and Mount Vernon on the south.

The Marble Schoolhouse and Tuckahoe High School are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town’s primary and secondary schools include “Waverly”, “Anne Hutchinson Elementary School”, “Greenvale Elementary School”, “Immaculate Conception School”, “Eastchester Middle School” and Eastchester High School.

Eastchester truly is a classically quaint New York town. This quaintness, as well as its convenient proximity to Manhattan, attribute to making Eastchester a wonderful spot to live.