Top 5 Westchester Towns with Shortest Commute and Best Schools

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Who doesn’t want it all?  Short Commute and Good Schools.  Good schools are one of the top reasons why people move out to the New York suburbs.  However, moving to the suburbs usually means longer commute times.  I have taken school ranking reports and Metro-North commute times to determine which Westchester municipalities have the best schools and best commute.  Here are the Top 5 Westchester Towns with the Shortest Commute and Best Schools.

Best Schools Districts in Westchester County

According to Niche.com’s ranking of 2021 Best School Districts in Westchester County, here are the top 10 best performing school districts in Westchester County.

  1. Scarsdale Union Free School District
  2. Byram Hills Central School District
  3. Bronxville Union Free School District
  4. Pelham Union Free School District
  5. Chappaqua Central School District
  6. Katonah Lewisboro Union Free School District
  7. Rye City School District
  8. Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
  9. Mamaroneck Union Free School District
  10. Edgemont Union Free School District

Best Westchester School Districts with Shortest Commute to NYC

Based on the school rankings and Metro-North commute to New York City, here are Westchester towns with the shortest commute and best schools.

1. Scarsdale Union Free School District

Scarsdale has it all- it is ranked the #1 Niche.com Best School District in Westchester County and has one of the shortest commute times. The Metro-North commute from Scarsdale to Grand Central is 34 minutes.

2. Bronxville Union Free School District

Bronxville is also a top choice if you are looking for a top-ranking Westchester school district and short commute to New York City. Bronxville Union Free School District is ranked #3 in Niche.com Best School District in Westchester County. Out of all the top 10 Westchester school districts, Bronxville has the shortest Metro-North commute to New York City. The commute from Bronxville to New York City is 31 minutes.

3. Pelham Union Free School District

Pelham Union Free School District is ranked #4 in Niche.com Best School District In Westchester County. Pelham is a great choice if you are looking for a top-ranking Westchester school district with short commute to New York City. The Metro-North commute from Pelham to Grand Central is only 33 minutes.

4. Rye City School District

Rye City School District is ranked #7 in Niche.com Best School District in Westchester County. Rye City School District residents catch their train from the Rye Metro-North Station. The commute from the Rye Metro-North station commute to Grand Central Terminal is 44 minutes.

5. Mamaroneck Union Free School District

Mamaroneck Union Free School District is ranked #9 in Niche.com Best School District in Westchester County. Metro-North train from Mamaroneck to Grand Central is approximately 38 minutes.

Top 10 Westchester School Districts and Metro-North Commute Times to NYC

School DistrictNiche.com 2021 Best School Districts in Westchester County RankingMetro-North Train to Midtown Manhattan (Minutes)
Scarsdale Union Free School District134 Minutes from Scarsdale Station
Byram Hills Central School District243 Minutes from North White Plains Station
Bronxville Union Free School District331 Minutes from Bronxville Station
Pelham Union Free School District433 Minutes from Pelham Station
Chappaqua Central School District553 Minutes from Chappaqua Station
Katonah Lewisboro Union Free School District671 Minutes from Katonah Station
Rye City School District744 Minutes from Rye Station
Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District852 Minutes from Scarborough Station
Mamaroneck Union Free School District938 Minutes from Mamaroneck Station
Edgemont Union Free School District1037 Minutes from Hartsdale Station

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Source: Niche.com 2021 Best School District In Westchester Ranking and Metro-North Schedule