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'Walkable Community' Bronxville Cited For Lively Downtown In New York Times Story

Pondfield Road in Bronxville. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view
The 6,400-resident town of Bronxville was recently referred to in a New York Times real estate piece as a walkable and affluent neighborhood just 15 miles from Manhattan. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Bronxville is in the spotlight for a New York Times real estate piece that cites the village’s lively downtown atmosphere.

The article, published on Wednesday, July 31, describes Bronxville as an “affluent village 15 miles from Manhattan.” It goes on to tell the stories of several families and how they ended up settling in the town, which has a population of around 6,400 residents.

Even Mary C. Marvin, the town’s mayor of 14 years, gets the chance to voice her praise for the welcoming neighborhood, calling it a place where “people embrace you — they couldn’t give a darn about your church, your color or your income.”

The piece also mentions an encouraging statistic: according to Kathleen Collins, an associate broker with Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, the local real estate market is looking up, with unit sales increasing by about 40 percent. The cost per square foot is down 10 percent, Collins says.

The town is, above all, cited for being a walkable neighborhood with plenty of commuters walking to train stations, students walking to and from school, and downtown shoppers who are regulars are more than 150 stores and local businesses. Bronxville has also ranked eighth on a list of America’s 100 Richest Places .

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