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Top 5 Westchester Towns with the Shortest Commute and Best Schools

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 suburbs.  However, moving to the suburbs usually means longer commute times.  I have taken 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.

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Best Schools Districts in Westchester County

According to Niche.com’s ranking of 2018 Best School Districts in Westchester County, these are the top 10 best performing school districts in Westchester County.

  1. Edgemont Union Free School District
  2. Scarsdale Union Free School District
  3. Rye Neck Union Free School District
  4. Rye City School District
  5. Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
  6. Bronxville Union Free School District
  7. Byram Hills Central School District
  8. Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District
  9. Ardsley Union Free School District
  10. Pelham Union Free School District

How long is the commute?

Of the top schools districts above, here are the school districts with the shortest Metro North commute times.  All of the school districts below have commute times of 35 minutes or less.  Amazingly, the top rated school districts also boasts the shortest commute ride.  With the exception of Bronxville, all the school districts with short commutes are ranked amongst the Top 5.  Bronxville Union Free School District got bumped up from number 6 because Briarcliff Manor is 45-49 minutes away via Metro North.

  1. Edgemont Union Free School District.  Homes in Edgemont are part of Greenburgh and residents can either take the train from the Scarsdale station or Hartsdale station.  The shortest metro north commute is 29 minutes from Scarsdale station or 32 minutes from Hartsdale Train station.
  2. Scarsdale Union Free School District.  The shortest metro north commute is 29 minutes from the Scarsdale Train station.
  3. Rye Neck Union Free School District.  Students districted to Rye Neck comes from Rye, NY or Mamaroneck, NY.  The shortest metro north commute is 33 minutes from the Mamaroneck station or 35 minutes from the Rye station.
  4. Rye City School District.  The shortest metro north ride from Rye station to Grand Central is 35 minutes.
  5. Bronxville Union Free School District.  The shortest metro north commute is 29 minutes from Bronxville to Grand Central.

If Good School districts and Short Commutes are a must for you then I’d focus my home search within these 5 school districts.

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