Mamaroneck Town, NY
Mamaroneck is a town located in Westchester County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 28,967. There are two villages contained within the town: Larchmont and the Village of Mamaroneck, part of which is located in the Town of Rye. The portion in Rye is also unofficially called "Rye Neck".
The Village is home to distinct residential neighborhoods, each with its own characteristic. Along the Sound, there is Shore Acres, Greenhaven and Orienta, all places previously owned by wealthy families from New York City as summer residences.
Heathcote Hill is situated on the hill overlooking the harbor, developed since incorporation; The Heights, at the north eastern corner of the Village, developed in the 1920's; Old Rye Neck area, with older homes built in the 1880's along Barry and Melbourne Avenues; further east in Rye Neck, neighborhoods developed in the 1920's and 1930's; first developed before the Civil War, the Washingtonville area, which is also known as "The Flats" because of being surrounded by higher ground.
The enclosed harbor with its beautiful park is a treasure to the community and used by residents to participate in sports or relax and enjoy the view of the harbor and its surroundings. In early May when over 150 Japanese cherry trees are in bloom, the harbor park is at its finest.
Mamaroneck, with its population of people from all over the world, is known as "The Friendly Village" - A place for all to enjoy living in a community that welcomes different cultures and appreciates their differences.
History & Trivia
Famous historical figures that lived in Mamaroneck include Bishop William Heathcote DeLancey and novelist James Fenimore Cooper. It was in Mamaroneck that James Fenimore Cooper wrote his first novel, Precaution. American artist Norman Rockwell attended secondary school in Mamaroneck, and donated one of his paintings to Mamaroneck High School. The painting now hangs in the school library. In 1910, the course at Winged Foot Golf Club was constructed. Winged Foot was the location of the 1997 PGA Championship and the 1979 and 1984 U.S. Open and is scheduled to host the U.S. Open in 2006.