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Scarsdale is an exceptional residential community located 24 miles north of New York City in beautiful Westchester County. Settled in 1701, the first United States census of 1790 listed Scarsdale's six and a half square miles as having 281 inhabitants. The 2000 census shows the Village now includes 5,662 families with a population of 17,823.
Scarsdale has consistently been rated as a leading upscale community in the United States with an outstanding school system with high SAT scores and 99% of its graduates going on to higher education. Its Scarsdale Adult School offers a wide range of curriculum in both day and evening courses. The highly regarded Recreation Department maintains over 20 parks and playgrounds (exclusive of school grounds), 26 public tennis courts and a municipal pool, as well as an extensive program of sports for all ages. Also within the borders of Scarsdale are two 18-hole golf courses.
The downtown Village Center, with its elegant Tudor architecture, encompasses stores, professional offices and residential units, surrounded by numerous parks and extensive green spaces.
The Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, incorporated in 1937, was organized to develop and foster the commercial and civic activities of the Village through the efforts of merchants, service providers, and professional members; to promote goodwill between the residents and this diverse business community, and to liaison with the village government on issues of common concern.
In support of these aims, the Chamber sponsors several events in cooperation with the Village Recreation Department, organizes a merchant summer sidewalk sale, operates an information and referral service to answer inquiries from the public and its own membership, and holds business and social meetings for networking and for sharing problems and solutions.