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Best Places to Live 2018: Eastchester


Looking for a country-club lifestyle but don’t think you can afford it? Then you might want to consider Eastchester, the suburban enclave nestled between two parkways, just south of Scarsdale. The town offers residents discounted memberships to the Lake Isle Country Club, where they can take advantage of an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and multiple swimming pools. There is also a robust foodie scene emerging in Eastchester, with heralded eateries like Polpettina (left), Burrata (below, left), Mason Sandwich Co. (below,right), and Piper’s Kilt leading the way.

Photos by Andre Baranowski

“You can have country-club living at a fraction of the price,” says Glorianne Mattesi of Douglas Elliman, “and it’s a community feel in Eastchester, with lots of shops and retail along White Plains Road and some good restaurants.”

While car commuters have easy access to the Hutchinson and Bronx River Parkways, train commuters have to venture a bit south, to the Crestwood Metro-North station, or north, to the Scarsdale station.

Mattesi notes that while single-family homes dominate the Eastchester market, empty nesters find some of the available co-ops in town to be very appealing. The median home sales price in Eastchester was $735,000 — making it among the more affordable towns in the surrounding area. Younger families are also attracted to the high-ranked Eastchester school district and the recreational amenities offered through Lake Isle.



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