A Westchester town took top honors in a well-known real estate website’s recent 10 Best Places To Live in New York list.
Movoto.com — a real estate website known for its catchy, algorithm-based top 10 lists — ranked Mamaroneck as the best town in New York state to live in.
In addition, Westchester towns made up 9 of the top 10 spots on the real estate website’s list.
Steve Altieri, Mamaroneck town administrator, said that Mamaroneck’s diverse population, community volunteerism, and coastal location were among the town’s finer points.
“Mamaroneck is a coastal community, only 35 minutes from New York City, so it’s a very convenient town,” Altieri said.
Writer Natalie Grigson analyzed the 2010 U.S. Census data of towns with populations exceeding 10,000 and ranked each on the basis of amenities, quality of life, crime, taxes, unemployment, commute time and weather.
Grigson extolled the virtues of Mamaroneck’s small-town feel — and Sal’s Pizzeria! — as well as Tarrytown’s low crime rate; the convenience of White Plains’ many amenities; Mount Kisco’s low student-teacher ratio and Scarsdale and Harrison’s overall quality of life.
The following towns are the top 10 found on Movoto.com’s list.
1. Town of Mamaroneck
2. Village of Tarrytown
3. City of White Plains
4. Village of Mount Kisco
5. Town of Scarsdale
6. Town of Harrison
7. Village of Dobbs Ferry
8. Village of Ossining
8. City of Rye
10. City of New Rochelle
10. City of Saratoga Springs
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