A waterfront community with a distinct name and undeniably cosmopolitan vibe, Mamaroneck comes from the Sinoway saying “the place where sweet waters fall into the sea.”
Its prime location on the Long Island Sound makes Mamaroneck a go-to place for those seeking proximity to Manhattan and stunning waterside vistas. The real estate landscape comprises single-family homes, apartment complexes, and new development like co-ops and condos. While its architecture is not as diverse as neighboring Westchester communities, Mamaroneck boasts an incredible market of homes sporting river views. The market is pricey but has a decent range of options compared to other nearby affluent towns. Housing in this area is desirable and quick to sell, especially for developments facing the water.
There are lots to do in Mamaroneck. Residents enjoy a robust retail and commercial scene. A mixture of public recreational facilities and private country clubs dot the area. Activities like golfing, swimming, boating, and hiking are staples for the region. A community pool and ice rink thrive at Hommocks Park, while Memorial Park is a hotspot for shuffleboard and tennis. Mamaroneck Avenue, the main thoroughfare, is lined with a fabulous collection of upscale restaurants, local diners, and trendy cafes and boutiques. Local bars and pubs are the perfect way to enjoy a lazy happy hour or a more boisterous night out.
Mamaroneck is a good mixture of small-town character and a town on the rise. Revitalization in the area’s villages has led to an influx of new retail and dining options. The family-friendly town offers classic pastimes like fishing at West Harbor Park and movie screenings at the neighborhood historic cinema. The community is close-knit and active, with events like farmers markets, concerts, and parades are constant fixture in the downtown area. No weekend is complete without a visit to the famed Harbor Island Park to watch the boats and enjoy the view from the confines of a swing chair.