Boasting top-ranked schools, historic neighborhoods, and easy access to New York City, Eastchester is a much sought-after suburb in Westchester County.
This charming town offers families an outstanding quality of life.
Home to around 33,500 people, Eastchester strikes an ideal balance between quiet bedroom community and bustling suburb. The population is predominantly white at around 80%, with growing Asian and Hispanic communities.
Drawn by Eastchester’s excellent school system, the town has seen steady growth over the past decade. New development aims to retain Eastchester’s hometown character while allowing managed expansion.
Eastchester’s history reaches back to the 17th century when English settlers purchased the land from the Siwanoy Indians. Many original street names reference these Native American roots.
For two centuries Eastchester thrived as a farming hub known for mills, nurseries, and orchards. The town has carefully preserved this agricultural heritage in its architecture and scenic landscapes. Historic sites include the Husted Farmhouse, Bronx River Pathway, and St. Paul’s Church.
Quality of Life
Families flock to Eastchester for its exceptional public schools, charming neighborhoods, and abundance of recreation. The town shines for its golf courses, tennis courts, athletic fields, and nature preserves offering residents an active lifestyle.
The popular Lake Isle Country Club features an 18-hole golf course, pool, and banquet hall. Festivals like the Summer Concert Series and Columbus Day Fair further foster community.
Eastchester residents have access to top-tier healthcare services. Montefiore’s Eastchester Hospital provides comprehensive local care including an emergency department, maternity ward, surgical suites, and outpatient specialty services.
Additional facilities near town include White Plains Hospital, Burke Rehabilitation Center, and Montefiore’s Children’s Hospital. Abundant parks and recreation promote healthy living.
Eastchester’s dedicated police force and engaged neighborhoods sustain its exceptionally low crime rate. Violent offenses are rare, while property crime occurs at around a quarter of the national average.
Ongoing safety initiatives include youth education, traffic enforcement, home security checks, and community forums to address local concerns. These measures bolster Eastchester’s reputation as one of Westchester’s safest towns.
Eastchester enjoys quick transit links to New York City via the Metro-North Railroad, just 20-30 minutes to Grand Central. Major highways nearby include the Cross County Parkway, Hutchinson River Parkway, and I-87.
Bee-Line buses efficiently connect Eastchester to neighboring towns and villages. The town’s flat topography and sidewalks also make walking or biking around town simple.