Located in the Town of Mamaroneck, the one-mile-square village of Larchmont is one of Westchester County’s most coveted communities, recently ranked as one of the top places to live in the country. With luxurious early 20th-century Victorian cottages and Colonial-style homes lining its streets, Larchmont offers a lovely natural environment accented by magnolia, dogwood and cherry trees in addition to a gorgeous shorefront location along Long Island Sound. Home to many notable figures over the years, the area provides convenient proximity to Manhattan, easily accessible via Metro-North railroad.
Larchmont has much to offer including access to the area’s highly regarded private and public schools, boasting exceptional student success rates. Amenities include the Larchmont Yacht Club, which holds an annual racing competition, and the Larchmont Shore Club, which holds an annual swim challenge across the Sound. The Larchmont Manor Park Society provides members with a sandy private beach during the summertime. The community also features several parks for sporting and other recreational activities from playgrounds and tennis, baseball and soccer facilities to walking paths with stunning water views. The Larchmont Public Library offers programs for children, and the Larchmont Newcomers Club hosts several social activities and events to connect residents with other members of the community. In addition, Larchmont has a beautifully restored antique movie theatre, a variety of fine boutique shops and wonderful restaurants.
Originally occupied by the Siwanoy Indians, the area was discovered by the Dutch in the early 17th century before growing into a well-populated Quaker community. In the 19th century, Larchmont developed into the summer destination of choice for many of New York City’s most affluent residents, who constructed a number of magnificent retreats. Many of these buildings endure to this day, including some grand hotels that have been converted to private residences. The village was incorporated in 1891, and named for the larch trees imported and planted here for Peter Jay Munro, one of the town’s more famous residents. The Manor House, built by Munro in 1797, remains the oldest home in this charming and historic village community.