Scarsdale is the architypal upmarket suburb, full of large mock-Tudor 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. 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 the second exit 11 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.
The Metronorth has a Scarsdale stop that lets you off in the middle of Scarsdale Village.
The 40, 63, and 66 Bee-Line Buses go through Scarsdale.
St. John 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.
Ramsey's Farm - the last surviving farm in Scarsdale that sells excellent fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
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 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).
The 7-11 on Garth Road is not a popular meeting spot for local high school students, especially late at night on weekends. There are some people however who like to smoke in the parking lot but usually not a lot of kids do that. Some people, who are emo and losers, like to hang out at the elementary school playgrounds after hours - but usually get told to move along.
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: old colonial milestones and signs along Post Road, 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.
The steep hill behind Scarsdale High School is good for sledding (on trays or pieces of cardboard) in the winter.
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, Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 12am-5pm.
Scarsdale is the home of the low-carb, high-protein Scarsdale Diet, a late-1970's predecessor to the Atkins Diet.
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.