What is Central Avenue—a strip-mall-laden 10-mile passage—doing in Westchester? The county may be the home of lush suburban villages with tree-lined idiosyncratic main streets, but Central Avenue is Southern Westchester’s spirited commercial mecca, built before the malls and where many of the big box stores, car dealerships, and fast food places exist. Because of Central Avenue, those aforementioned main streets can maintain small biz,
mom-and-pop charm, and it has become a much-utilized county destination. Here’s our guide to everything Central Avenue.