The picturesque village of Mamaroneck and the village of Larchmont, boarding the shores of the Long Island Sound, is the second largest natural small boat harbor on the East Coast. Originally home to the Siwanoy Indians, an Algonquin tribe, it later became home to Quakers fleeing persecution in New England and then wealthy Manhattanites fleeing the summer heat of the city. The town is named for the abundance of larches, the first of which were planted around 1797 with seeds sent from Scotland, to block dust from the post road reaching the Manor House. While the town was not officially name Larchmont until 50 years later, the trees certainly have made their mark on the area, with a variety of larches from all over the world now on display.Town website: http://villageoflarchmont.org/ Public schools: http://www.mamkschools.org/
Larchmont has 12.5 miles of shoreline, scenic harbors, beaches and over 300 acres of parkland. Housing is made up of large single-family homes, apartments and waterfront mansions. Population is just under 6,000. Located within the town of Mamaroneck, Larchmont is served by the New Haven line of the Metro North Railroad. Schools are part of the Mamaroneck Union Free School District.
Recreation facilities include tennis courts, swimming pools, ice rinks, playing fields, golf courses and hiking and nature study trails. The Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts produces over 200 performances a year, including jazz and ballet. Two libraries sponsor year-round art exhibits. Both villages feature plenty of fashionable shops and fine restaurants.