New Yorkers move to Westchester County for the top-ranking schools. However, the daily commute into the city can be grueling so proximity to NYC is an important factor. For most, manageable commute to NYC is 35 minutes or less. The good news is, you can have both- short commute and good schools! We did the research for you and looked at Niche.com 2020 Best School Districts in Westchester school rankings and the Metro-North train ride to NYC and found places in Westchester within a 35 minute commute to NYC.
Places in Westchester within a 35 Minute Commute to NYC
Commute to NYC is a big factor for buyers looking to move to Westchester. These are the places in Westchester where you can take the Metro-North and be in NYC within 35 minutes or less. And we filtered our search down to places with 35 minutes or less commute with top-ranking schools (within the Top 20 of 2020 Niche.com Best School Districts in Westchester). One thing to note, the availability of parking spots at the train station and train frequency is also an important factor to consider when you are trying to figure out your door to door commute. You may end up having a better commute by driving a little farther to train stations with more parking spots and more frequent trains to NYC.
Bronxville to NYC in 31 Minutes
You can catch a train from Bronxville Metro-North station and be in Grand Central in 31 minutes. The best part is Bronxville has great schools. Bronxville Union Free School District is ranked #2 in 2020 Niche.com Best School Districts in Westchester.
Pelham to NYC in 33 Minutes
The commute from Pelham station to NYC is 33 minutes via Metro-North train. Aside from the short commute, Pelham also has top-ranking schools. Pelham Union Free School District is ranked #8 in 2020 Niche.com Best School Districts in Westchester.
Scarsdale to NYC in 34 Minutes
The commute from Scarsdale to New York’s Grand Central is 34 minutes via Metro-North train. If you are looking to move to Westchester and want a short commute and great schools, then you should look into homes districted to Scarsdale Union Free School District. Scarsdale Union Free School District is ranked #1 in 2020 Niche.com Best School Districts in Westchester.
Ardsley to NYC in 34 Minutes
Ardsley does not have its own Metro-North station so Ardsley residents take the train out Scarsdale Metro-North station. The train ride from Scarsdale to NYC is 34 minutes. Ardsley is a great option for buyers looking for short commute and top-ranking schools. Ardsley Union Free School District is ranked #17 in 2020 Niche.com Best School Districts in Westchester.
Eastchester to NYC in 32 Minutes
Eastchester does not have its own Metro-North station but residents can catch the train from Crestwood station. You can take the train from Crestwood to Grand Central in 32 minutes. If you want a short commute and good schools, Eastchester is a great option. Eastchester Union Free School District is ranked #14 in the 2020 Niche.com Best School Districts in Westchester County. One thing to note is that students districted to Eastchester Union Free School District are residents of Scarsdale, Tuckahoe and Eastchester so depending on where your home is, you may take the train from Scarsdale, Tuckahoe or Crestwood stations.
Hartsdale to NYC in 35 minutes
The fastest train you can take from Harstdale to NYC is 35 minutes. If you want top ranking schools and short commute to NYC, then you should look into Hartsdale homes. Hartsdale homes are districted to Edgemont Union Free School District which is ranked #5 in the 2020 Niche.com Best School Districts in Westchester County.
Source: Niche.com 2020 Best School Districts in Westchester County and Metro-North Train Schedule
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