Pelham NY Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Considered an “inner ring” suburb, the town of Pelham sits in Westchester County just 14 miles from midtown Manhattan, a 28-minute train ride away. Most of the town’s 15,000 residents commute to jobs in the city. Its location at the extreme south end of Westchester County puts Pelham directly on Long Island Sound, and just north of the Bronx.
A great local asset is the 2,700-acre Pelham Bay Park, New York City’s largest park, which borders the town of Pelham to the north. This waterfront area includes miles of bridle and hiking trails, two golf courses, sports fields, and stunning water views. The town of Pelham also operates a great collection of smaller parks and neighborhood playgrounds, and there are a handful of good golf courses as well.
Living in Pelham
Pelham is a very family-friendly place, with strong neighborhood associations organizing fun activities, including outdoor movies, summer concerts, and holiday parties in the park. Great public schools are another plus for families. The district serves about 2800 students in its 6 local schools. 96% of graduates go on to college, and 19 AP courses are offered at Pelham Memorial High School. Students are asked to meet high expectations and in return receive the support and inspiration they need to do their best. The district has a strong commitment to arts education and offers several foreign languages starting in 7th grade.
Pelham is Westchester County’s oldest town (incorporated in 1788), and has developed small but thriving retail outlets that make for interesting shopping. You’ll find tasty baked goods, fine wine, and fascinating antiques among the wares in Pelham. Wolf’s Lane is the main thoroughfare; look along this street and nearby Fifth Avenue (no, not that one) for the town’s eateries and retail.
Pelham Real Estate
Neighborhoods in Pelham often feature quiet, tree-lined streets. Some favorites are Pelham Heights, the Esplanade and Chester Park. The old summer estate homes that gave Pelham its start are found in Pelham Manor, the neighborhood that sits along the town’s strip of Long Island Sound waterfront. A bit farther north is Pelham Village, which has the community’s high school and train station.
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