Welcome to Yonkers, Cedar Knolls & Lawrence Park West
This charming area is considered New York’s fourth-largest city
Located on the Hudson River in Westchester County, Yonkers is New York’s fourth-largest city coveted for its low taxes, ample green spaces, and river views. Two very affluent districts— Cedar Knolls and Lawrence Park West—reside within this area, creating a mix of convenience, affordability, and luxury.
Serving as the gateway between New York City and the Hudson Valley, this area features ten Metro-North Railroad stations and five major highways connecting Yonkers with Westchester County and beyond. Close to five miles of the beautiful Hudson River waterfront creates a picturesque backdrop.
There are many gourmet restaurants, shops, and parks here, and a 25-minute train ride will take you to Midtown Manhattan. Business thrives here, and the area is home to several cultural institutions and entertainment venues.
Both Cedar Knolls and Lawrence Park West share the zip code and postal address of the neighboring village of Bronxville
, a desirable suburban neighborhood in the northeast corner of Yonkers.
Often referred to as one of New York’s “hidden jewels,” Lawrence Park West is filled with tree-lined streets and sprawling Tudor, Victorian, and Colonial homes—most of which were built in the 1920s and ‘30s. The prestigious Sarah Lawrence College campus is located here.
Cedar Knolls is a designated historic district comprising some 140 “architecturally distinguished” homes. This neighborhood is renowned for its social gatherings and an active neighborhood association.
What to Love
- The gourmet restaurants, shops, and parks
- A quick 25-minute train ride to Midtown Manhattan
- Offers a mix of convenience, affordability, and luxury
People & Lifestyle
Families covet this area for its riverfront location and ease of access to New York City. Low taxes lure homeowners to this sleepy oasis, and the convenience, beautiful system of parks, and community pride convince them to stay.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dining options abound in Yonkers. Local favorites include Gino’s Pizzeria
, which is considered one of the best pizzerias in the city, and Pondfield Cafe
, an old-school neighborhood nook serving traditional breakfast and lunch plates.
Things to Do
Lawrence Park West and Cedar Knolls are considered national historic districts, containing architecturally and historically significant properties frequently visited. The district is primarily residential and representative of early suburban growth outside of New York City. Few of the houses have undergone major alterations.
Also of note is the Barbara Walters Campus Center
, located within Sarah Lawrence College. This center is named after the pioneering journalist and features a beautiful student gathering space.
Bronx River Parkway Reservation
, Westchester’s oldest park, extends 13.2 miles and features ponds, wooden footbridges, and hundreds of varieties of native trees and shrubs. It’s a favorite place for bicycling, walking, running, and nature study.
Yonkers is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Sarah Lawrence College
- Cedar Knolls Montessori