Scarsdale is an iconic American suburb, where many people who have grown up return to raise their families. The Village lures them back with its desirable mix of excellent schools, green space, and proximity to New York City. Civic engagement is a powerful force, with a strong volunteer tradition where everyone’s involvement is welcomed.
While this may be a place that draws people with young children, it’s also a vibrant, energizing choice for seniors who remain active and connected in the community and provide consistency and institutional memory on Village boards and councils, as well as through many civic organizations. Everyone has a voice in the non-partisan political system that allows voters to choose the Village leadership. In the wake of the George Floyd killing and protests, and in recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement, a council to combat racism and bias was formed in 2020 to ensure that Scarsdale is a racially and culturally inclusive community.
Scarsdalians are especially fortunate to complement all that their hometown provides with New York City’s offerings a short train ride away. While many commute for work, others regularly enjoy museums, shows, restaurants, and shopping in the Big Apple. Meanwhile, a newly-completed path along the Bronx River Parkway allows for bike rides, scootering, and walks, and a municipal pool complex gives new meaning to the phrase “water break” during the summer heat. Tennis and paddle courts, playing fields, and nearby hiking trails abound. Great schools, a shared respect for lifelong learning, and an appreciation for being part of a democratic, dynamic, and caring community makes living in Scarsdale truly special.