Traditionally synonymous with wealth and prestige, Scarsdale remains one of Westchester’s most affluent communities and continues to be regarded by many as a prime place to live within the New York Metropolitan region. While Manhattan lies just a half hour away by train, the town has managed to maintain its ambiance of a charming English village by discouraging industrial development. At the same time, the community continually upgrades its educational facilities, fine amenities, and considerable resources. Most of the homes are set on sweeping yards with neat lawns and meticulous landscaping. Floral accents and gardens grace the many magnificent English Tudor homes that dominate the variety of popular housing styles. Diverse recreational opportunities range from parks and nature centers to community facilities.