Elmsford, New York, Village Facts and Higher Education Info

Elmsford, New York, is a small village within the greater New York City metropolitan area. Colleges and universities within an hour's drive include New York University, Columbia University and Pace University. Read about Elmsford here.

Information about Elmsford

Elmsford is located in Westchester County, New York. As of the 2014 census estimates, the total population was 4,776. The village boasted a median household income of $83,829 per year for the period spanning 2010-2014. The median housing value was $421,400.

The township of Greenburgh, of which Elmsford is part, maintains a variety of parks and historic sites throughout the area. Among these are the former homes of writer Washington Irving and financier Jay Gould, while the vast estate of the Rockefeller family, Kykuit, is located just to the north. An hour's drive to the south, Manhattan hosts an array of attractions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, the U.S.S. Intrepid museum ship and shopping on Fifth Avenue and in other trendy districts.

Higher Education

Although there are no institutes of higher learning in the village, an excellent transport system provides access to schools and colleges in the surrounding area. These include New York University and Columbia University in Manhattan, Fordham University and Manhattan College in the Bronx and Pace University in nearby Pleasantville.

Economy and Employment

Elmsford's economy is inextricably tied in with that of New York City. Many Elmsford workers commute to New York City, about 20 miles to the south, where the economy is based on finance, banking, advertising, media, transportation and manufacturing. Many Fortune 500 companies are based in the metropolitan area, especially in Midtown Manhattan. The Metro North Railway, with stops in nearby Pleasantville, Hawthorne, Mount Pleasant and Valhalla, provides convenient commuter service into the city.

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