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Larchmont

Downtown boutiques abound

Larchmont is a village in the Town of Mamaroneck, just a 34 minute train ride (by Metro North) into Grand Central Station.  The village lies North East of New Rochelle and is flanked on the east by the Long Island Sound.  The commercial downtown area offers many boutiques, small independent shops, eateries, and a local movie theater.  Some bigger chains are in Larchmont as well.  The result is you’ve got a rather bustling town center with many options for coffee, beer, or chow when motivated.  Larchmont could be compared to the Upper East Side in its shops and well heeled patrons.

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The Village has a beautiful housing stock of homes dating back to the 1800s.  So, like in much of Westchester, if you can afford the price tag you will be able to find many old, charming homes in Larchmont.  Despite that fact, there was considerable building taking place until the town placed a temporary moratorium on new construction back in 2016.  Houses were being torn down and replaced with larger structures.   Since then some new properties including high end condo complexes have begun to rise.  Check out the following New York Times article on the topic.  As of early 2017 the median housing sale price in Larchmont is $1.36 million.

According to Wikipedia, “The Village of Larchmont contains one of the six schools in the Mamaroneck Union Free School District, Chatsworth Avenue School, which was established in 1903. Other elementary schools and the high school are in the Village of Mamaroneck. Central School, Hommocks Middle School, and Murray Avenue School, although they have a Larchmont postal address, are located in the unincorporated area of the Town of Mamaroneck.”

Larchmont has some beautiful parks within the town’s 1 square mile limits including:

  • Flint Park  (tennis & paddle tennis, three baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, a picnic area, and a playground)
  • Hommocks Park (pool, soccer field, baseball fields, and an ice rink)
  • Lorenzen Park – (baseball and soccer little league fields)
  • Manor Park (located on Long Island Sound:beautiful hiking paths and views of the water, including a beach)
  • Pine Brook Park  (a children’s playground and green space play field)
  • Vanderburgh Park or “Turtle Park” (playground for little children)
  • Willow/Woodbine Park (sports fields, basketball courts and playground for children)
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