- For other places with the same name, see Scarsdale (disambiguation).
Scarsdale is the archetypal upmarket suburb, full of large Tudor-style houses that regularly retail for well over $1,000,000 a pop, carefully maintained lawns and very little else. This is where New York City's investment bankers and diplomats escape at the end of every day. Other than its wealth, it is mostly known for its school system.
- Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Road, White Plains (New York), +1 914 995-4860 (airlines). The closest airport, about 30 minutes drive. Rental cars are available.
- Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but at present offers few direct flights.
- Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Westchester-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Westchester in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. If staying in Westchester, ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.
You can take I-95 to The Bronx River Parkway where you take exit 12 and you turn right. Once in Scarsdale, a car is really useful in getting around. Barring that, there's a local taxi service based at the train station, and bus service.
You can take the Metro North Harlem Line train from Grand Central in Manhattan to the Scarsdale station, located in the middle of Scarsdale village.
The 40, 63, and 66 Bee-Line Buses go through Scarsdale.
St. James the Less Church & Graveyard - One of the oldest sites in Scarsdale, the cemetery has graves of civil war soldiers and escaped slaves who died on the Underground Railroad.
Bronx River Parkway - one of the oldest parkways in the country offers a nice scenic drive during the day (usually unlit and possibly more hazardous driving conditions at night). On certain Sundays in the summer, the parkway is closed so bicyclists can bike along it. There are also biking trails along the Bronx River.
Some local residents tend to go into neighboring towns to find things to do at night: White Plains (bars, pool, clubs, movies), Eastchester, Yonkers, or New Rochelle (New Roc City).
Scarsdale High School - a very large school. It's the main reason people move to this town.
Although there really aren't many popular attractions in Scarsdale, it does have a lot of nice nature trails, parks, and ponds. Good places to bike, walk, or picnic. Some remnants of the town's history appear in various places: historic Wayside Cottage on the Post Road, old colonial milestones and signs along Post Road, and the Scarsdale Historical Society for example. The brook outside the Scarsdale High School is a place where people sometimes picnic or ride bikes. Sometimes it's a little stagnant. Being "brooked" is when some students from the school toss their friends into the brook.
On the 4th of July (at night) the Scarsdale Pool has its annual fireworks display, and throughout the summer there are movies at the Pool, concerts in Chase Park in the Village.
The steep hill behind Scarsdale High School is good for sledding (on trays or pieces of cardboard) in the winter.
Ramsey Farm - the last surviving farm in Scarsdale sells excellent fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
The Scarsdale Book Shop, 68 Garth Rd, +1 914 722-9016. Used books. Current general interest titles as well as in-depth collections of art, military, music, and ancient history. Open 7 days, 11AM-5PM, except some holidays.
Zachy's, 16 East Parkway, +1 866 922-4971. One of the best places to buy wine in the Tri-State Area. Open 7 days, M-Sa 8AM-8PM, Sun 12AM-5PM.
Scarsdale is the home of the low-carb, high-protein Scarsdale Diet, a late-1970s predecessor to the Atkins Diet.
Buon Amici is a deli in Scarsdale village that is a favorite with many High school students, it's sandwiches are scrumptious.
The Candlelight Inn on Central Avenue is well known for being open late and serving Chernobyl Chicken Wings.
Chopstix and Golden Duck in Scarsdale Village are favorites with local high school students. Chopstix sells shirts with its own logo.
Garth Road in Scarsdale Village has a variety of different (and affordable) places to eat - you can usually find something there.
- Kirari, Garth Road. Amazing Japanese food.