Elmsford, New York

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Elmsford is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. Roughly one mile square, the village is fully contained within the borders of the town of Greenburgh.

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Geography

Elmsford is located at 41°3′14″N 73°48′57″W / 41.05389°N 73.81583°W / 41.05389; -73.81583 (41.053963, -73.815711)[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Features

Elmsford's road system connects to numerous major highways and thoroughfares, including I-287, the Saw Mill River Parkway, and Route 9A; the North County Trailway and South County Trailway terminate there. Convenient to White Plains, Yonkers, New York City, and Connecticut, the village is a significant center of commercial traffic and distribution. It is home to the large Local 456 of the Teamsters Union.

The village's public schools are run by the Elmsford Board of Education and include Dixon Primary, Alice E. Grady Elementary and Alexander Hamilton Junior/Senior High School. The village is also home to the private Roman Catholic elementary school Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is affiliated with the Catholic parish of the same name and which was established in 1929.

Dedicated in 1996, Carol Nichols Park has facilities for baseball, softball, basketball and tennis as well as a "kiddie park" for small children. It has been praised as one of the safest parks in Westchester County.

History

Elmsford was largely farmland throughout its early history. The construction of railroads in the late 19th century brought new prominence to the area, and in 1910 it became an officially incorporated village of the State of New York.

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