Irvington Outranks Mamaroneck?

23 Sep, 2010

By Pam Landry

 


We already know that Mamaroneck is a great place to live (Why else would we be here?) but


 


 



 


 


 


 


formal recognition from “outsiders” is always good to get too.

That’s why we like that Mamaroneck has been named by Westchester Magazine as the fifth best place to live in the county, based factors like diversity, housing, schools, nightlife, proximity to water and all those other things that go into compiling such rankings.


Out of the list of 40 such places, only Irvington, Ossining, Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson in that order placed above Mamaroneck – making our hometown the only Sound Shore community to rank in the Top 10 (though neighboring Scarsdale came in No. 7).


As the magazine says, “Check it out on a Thursday night—the town is jumping with music, outdoor dining, and shops open late for business. As for proximity to water, you couldn’t get much closer, and there’s plenty for everyone to do along the Long Island Sound shoreline, from the weekly farmers’ market in the warmer months to opportunities to kayak and sail, and playgrounds and ball fields for youngsters.”


Nothing we didn’t know first, right? (Now does that include the Town of Mamaroneck, with a Larchmont P.O. too?)


 


 


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  • Oreo

    [quote][i]No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.[/i]
    – Yogi Berra[/quote]

    Go Editrix. And let’s show the 4-color perfect-bound that theloop hyperlocals know the difference between a town and a village. Maybe next, we can even bring some order to our maze, save some money and do things better while we’re at it :)

  • bobo

    based factors like diversity, housing, schools, nightlife, proximity to water and all those other things that go into compiling such rankings.
    And how would Scarsdale rank in the top 10 of any of these???
    Diversity? No
    Housing? Expensive
    Schools? Good
    Nightlife? Non existent
    Proximity to water? Landlocked
    All those other things? Many readers of Westchester Magazine live in Scarsdale

  • bobo

    And btw congrats to the Village of Mamk.

  • Bil

    Both Irvington and Mamaroneck are great places.

    Based on these ratings; I strongly suspect that the editor of Westchester Magazine prefers fresh water to salt water.

    Being raised on and in the Sound, and having swum in the Hudson ‘way back when Croton Point was an idolic beach; I certify that salt water is better, and therfore Mamaroneck is better than Irvington.

    Likewise, New Rochelle is far finer, in every way, than Ossining; and Larchmont surely overshadows Dobbs Ferry.

  • Next Year Larchmont

    So how come nobody is talking about that vibrant Larchmont town center? Guess boarded up store fronts don’t count. Kudos to Mamaroneck leadership for revitalizing their town – perhaps Larchmont can flatter Mamk by imitating it. Well, we do have Red Mango …

  • William

    Larchmont 10538 is on the WAY up – it’s our Cycle now. What will happen to Mamk Ave in the next year with all these restaurants, and more to come, is that there will be no parking, and it will drive customers away. Just wait.
    Mamk Village adds more and more restaurants and they dont add more parking. The decks they are considering will never be built due to funding