The Town of Mamaroneck is one of the oldest towns in Westchester. Sitting along a picturesque harbor on the Long Island Sound, the town includes the village of Mamaroneck and the village of Larchmont which have a combined population of 30,000.
Residents love Mamaroneck for its sense of tight-knit yet dynamic community. The stretch of Mamaroneck Avenue that runs from the Mamaroneck train station to scenic oceanfront Harbor Island Park and features restaurants of varied cuisine, shopping, and recreation. Walking around this downtown mecca feels like the best of a New York City neighborhood condensed to one street.
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Mamaroneck has a great mix of housing options, from the tony waterfront mansions in the Orienta neighborhood to the more quaint homes and bevy of options in apartment living closer inland. No matter the shape or size of the home, family is at the forefront of this community, which hosts several events and programs year round for residents of all ages.
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For the Kids
The annual Fireman’s parade and carnival is a must-see. Everyone is out and about at this parade, and it’s a real tribute to the town. The Halloween Spooktacular is always a huge hit, with a parade, face-painting, games, treats and more. People come from far and wide to see the annual July 4th fireworks on Harbor Island. Children can learn how to play instruments at Bach to Rock or joim a band at the very cool School of Rock. The Bott Shoppe is another hot spot for creative individuals of all ages. For physical activity, head to My Gym, every toddler’s dream space for tumbling, climbing, and play. The Mamaroneck Public Library has a newly renovated, spacious children’s library.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
Harbor Island Park, located beachfront on the Long Island Sound, is the gem of Mamaroneck. Being able to walk from the busy downtown of Mamaroneck Avenue right into a green oasis with playgrounds, fields, a splash zone, beaches, and a boat launch is what – for many people – makes Mamaroneck feel like a true community. Other community events help foster this feeling. There are two Summer on the Avenue events every year with games and food for all ages. The Outdoor Movie in the Park program shows family friendly films in the grass. Hommocks Park Ice Rink has skating programs for all levels. Get our cardio in at NYSC or Equinox. YogaSpark offers hot yoga classes. Work on your aim at Extreme Archery, a pro shop and archery range.
Food & Drink
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Mamaroneck is an on-the-go parent’s dream, featuring staples likes Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, CVS, Boston Market, all in close proximity for a quick after-school errands jaunt. But it still has the lion’s share of indie shopping. Head to the Den of Antiquity, so big it’s in two buildings, for crazy-cool old stuff to outfit your place or give as gifts. Robert’s Department Store offers one-stop shopping for work, play, dress clothing and shoes, boasting the largest selection of work and outdoor shoes in Westchester. The Gamer’s Gauntlet is a gaming store that hosts Magic the Gathering and other communal gaming events. For some bling, head to Zaltas for fine jewelry and custom design.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Emelin Theatre is a 275-seat space that hosts music and performing artists in genres such as jazz, Broadway, rock and classical. It is also home to comedy and holiday performances and film screenings. Year-round family theatre such as the popular Paper Bag Players, a children’s sketch troupe that has been performing for 60 years. The Westchester Sandbox Theatre holds auditions and performing arts classes for kids, and Artistree Performing Arts is a popular place for kids as young as toddlers to take to the stage. The art studio MADE is perfect for budding artists. Kids can create projects such as pottery, mosaics and canvas painting. Adults can unwind with pottery painting and wine nights at MADE or take to the canvas with their glass at Pinot’s Palette.
The land of Mamaroneck was purchased from Chief Wappaquewam and his brother Manhatahan by Englishman John Richbell in 1661. Mamaroneck became an official town in 1788, but in the 1890s was divided into three parts to meet the growing demand for municipal services. Today the town of Mamaroneck includes the village of Larchmont, an unincorporated mostly residential area, and part of the village of Mamaroneck (the rest of that village being in the town of Rye.)
Walter’s Hot Dog stand’s original 1919 location on Palmer Avenue is a nationally registered landmark. Open 7 days a week and available on UBER Eats, you’ll never utter the word “Nathan” again. These hot dogs are split down the middle, grilled in a “secret sauce,” and served on a toasted bun with signature mustard. You can’t miss the pagoda-style building that’s been on property since 1928. Walter’s was voted number 1 in the country by Gourmet magazine in 2001.