About Broxnville, NY
Bronxville is a village in southern Westchester County, located about 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan.An historical town incorporated within the Town of Eastchester in 1898, Bronxville has evolved into a modern suburban community with large homes, a bustling business district, and open green spaces The village- with a population of only 6,500, has consistently been voted one of the most expensive suburbs in the United States by major publications, such as Bloomberg and CNBC.
Only one square mile in its entirety, Bronxville’s civic square can be segmented into “Four Corners”: the village hall, the public library, the public school and the Reformed Church. Bronxville is also home to Concordia College New York and Sarah Lawrence College.
With a population of about 6,500, Bronxville is a somewhat small village in New York. Most Bronxville residents could be described as “urban sophisticates” - people who are wealthy, educated and tend be on the older side. The median income is $205K and around 80% have at least a Bachelor’s degree. Due to the highly ranked public schools and family-oriented services in the community, there are a high number of families living in the village with 30% of houses with children under 18.
Over 98% of Bronxville’s workforce is employed in white-collar jobs, such as management, sales, business and financial occupations - well above the national average. The village has more people who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in America. Bronxville is also village of artists - with more than 90% working as artists, designers and media-related fields.
Close to 90% of Bronxville residents are white, followed by Asian and Hispanic. The most common language spoken in the village is English, followed by Spanish and French.
Commuting from Bronxville to NYC
Bronxville is located approximately 15 miles from New York City. The mean commute time to travel to work in Bronxville is 40 minutes.
Commuting by Metro-North Railroad train from Bronxville Station to New York City is one of the faster ways to commute to Manhattan. The express train takes 20-22 minutes to get to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The local train takes about 30-35 minutes to get to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
By car, it takes 35-50 minutes depending on the route, traffic conditions and destination within Manhattan.
Over 350 Italian restaurants and pizzerias make up the majority of the restaurants available in the town. Rosie’s Bistro Italiano, Scalini Osteria, and Coals are commonly listed among the top Italian establishments in Bronxville.
The real estate prices in Bronxville, with a median cost of around $2.3 million and an average monthly rent of $4,112, are among the most expensive in both New York and throughout the United States. There are an estimated 2,193 houses or apartments in the village - a majority of which are large apartment complexes or high rise apartments and single family homes with three or four bedrooms.
Over 70% of housing in Bronxville was primarily built before 1939- making the housing stock in Bronxville some of the oldest in America. Most of Bronxville homes are owner-occupied housing with less than 10% of vacancies in the town.
Average Days on the Market: 64
Average Price Per Square Feet: $466 - $483
Percentage of Asking Price: 97%
Median Sales Price: $855- $1.3M
Median Home Value: $333,725
Number of Homes/Apartments: 2,193 (40% are single-family homes; 12.3% Townhomes; 3.5% are small apartment buildings; 43.5 are apartments/condos)
Average Market Rent: $4,112
Home Types: Approximately 70-80% of Bronxville homes are owned, compared to 18-20% rented, while 7-9% are vacant.
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The two major private schools in Bronxville are St. Joseph School (Kindergarten - Grade 8), operated by the Church of St. Joseph, and The Chapel School (Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 8), affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
With a high number of families in the area, Bronxville offers numerous activities and extracurricular activities for children.
Bronxville Public Library offers children’s programming, including sing-a-longs, playdates, and yoga classes. Bronxville is also home to a Girl Scouts Troop and Boy Scouts Pack. During the summer months, both SIG Day Program at Sarah Lawrence College (gifted and talented day camp for ages 5-17) and The Chapel School Summer Programs (for ages 3-12) are popular programs amongst families.
The Village of Bronxville offers a Junior Tennis Academy called Quick Start Tennis for youth ages 4-16. The village also has a paddle tennis courts and standard tennis courts - which are available to rent for birthday parties. Outside of tennis, Power Taekwondo and Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association offer athletic programs for youth in Bronxville. The town of Eastchester, less than 10 minutes away from Bronxville, also offers a variety of sports leagues and associations.
For youth interested in music, Musical Munchkins for infants to age 4 has a location in Bronxville at Asbury Church, and Shake, Rattle and Roll for infants and toddlers offers classes at Bronxville Women’s Center. Concordia Conservatory provides early childhood and Suzuki classes, in addition to youth private lessons.
Catching a movie at Bronxville Cinemas, picking out a sweet treat at Candy Rox, or poking around at Womrath Bookshop are a sampling of Bronxville indoor activities that kids would likely enjoy. Nearby outdoor places to explore include Bronx River Parkway, Twin Lakes Park, Sagamore Road Playground, Tibbetts Brook Park and Untermyer Gardens.
Things to Do
Shopping and Groceries
Within Bronxville, Pondfield Rd. and Kraft Ave. are well-known for providing a localized shopping experience outside of the big box stores. Shops include home decor store Mano A Mano, Candy Rox, Love My Shoes, Bronxville Running Company, fashion boutique Toney Toni Bronxville, Bronxville Jeweler 90, and Provisions for Pets. If you’re looking for more brand names, the closest mall is Cross Country Shopping Center in Yonkers.
If you need to go grocery shopping, supermarket chain ACME has a location in Bronxville. Alternatively, Stop & Shop (with locations in both Eastchester and Yonkers) and ShopRite (located in Yonkers) are nearby. Want a more local experience? Check out Bronxville Farmers’ Market, Brother’s Fresh Fruits, Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese, J & G Deli & Market, and Bronxville Natural.
Articles About Living in Bronxville
5 of the Best Suburbs Outside of New York City (2018) New York real estate publication 6sqft lists Bronxville is listed as #4 on its list of “5 Best Suburbs Outside of New York City.” States the article, “If you’re looking for a village in close commuting distance to Manhattan, you can’t go wrong in Bronxville...And despite its reputation as an exclusive enclave, the town, which was fully developed by the 1940s and hasn’t changed much since, is still not out of reach for most middle-class families.”
Bronxville redux: Collaboration fills vacant storefronts (2018) Business publication West Fair Online discusses the transformation of Bronxville’s business district. The article highlights how the “collaboration between village officials, merchants and the chamber of commerce, residents, landlords and real estate brokers” has helped fill once-vacant storefronts in the town.
America’s 100 Richest Places (2018) Bloomberg lists Bronxville as #8 on its list of the top 100 richest places in the United States. The article lists Bronxville’s average household income in 2016 as $334,848.
Putting Down Roots in Bronxville (2016) Wall Street Journal profiles Bronxville in an article that highlights the town’s school system, real estate market, dining and entertainment options.
The most expensive suburbs of America’s 10 biggest cities (2016) CNBC highlights Bronxville as the most expensive suburb of New York City, listing its median home price at $2.33 million.
Bronxville Named Best Place for Main Street Shopping (2012) Bronxville Patch references Westchester Magazine’s rating of Bronxville as one of the best places for Main Street shopping.