Local Snapshot

Description: The Town of Eastchester, which includes the incorporated villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe, is about 5 miles south of White Plains and 20 miles north of New York City.

Area: 3.26 square miles

Schools: Eastchester Union Free School District, District 1 - 793-6130; Tuckahoe School District, District 2 - 337-5376; Bronxville Schools - 337-5600.

Library: Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oak Ridge Place, Tuckahoe; Bronxville Public Library, 201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville.

Train Station: Crestwood, Tuckahoe, Bronxville stations are on the Harlem Line of the Metro-North railroad.

Major Transportation Routes: Town is nestled between the Hutchinson River and the Bronx River parkways; Route 22 goes through middle of town.

History: Eastchester, settled in 1664, initially stretched through Mount Vernon and into the Bronx. In 1700, present-day Eastchester and part of Mount Vernon were bought from Native Americans. Mount Vernon broke away in 1892.

Government: Town supervisor, five member town board.

Area Code: 914

Electricity: Con Edison

Cable television: Cablevision of Westchester / Verizon FIOS

Water: United Water, New Rochelle

Hospital: Lawrence Hospital, Bronxvill