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Old 01-19-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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I am trying to figure out the difference between Pelham and Pelham Manor. I know the difference geographically but not in terms of quality of life, schools, housing market, population, taxes. What is life like in both towns? Do they share the same junior and high schools? Where would you want to live if you were raising a family?
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:18 PM
 
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They have the same middle school and high school.

Pelham Manor is generally more affluent than Pelham, although the area in Pelham around the train station is, in my opinion, as nice if not nicer than most Pelham Manor neighborhoods.

One difference is that you have two different village governments, two police departments, and two of everything. Why these two villages don't merge and just have one Town of Pelham governement is beyond my comprehension.

But it really makes no differerence which Pelham you pick.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Bronxville, NY
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Pelham is another example of the excessive number of local governments in Westchester. Pelham is a township, and within that township are two villages: Pelham and Pelham Manor. The whole thing should be a single village with no township, and hopefully less redundancy.

Pelham Manor is supposedly nicer than Pelham, and homes are more expensive. But they all go to the same school district, and Pelham is still a pretty good neighborhood.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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Pelham Manor is a separate village from Pelham. It has it's own Fire and Police Department. Additionally, it has several of the best schools in Westchester County.

Pelham Manor is also one of the most affluent areas per capita and possesses some of the finest residences in Westchester, especially in the Estate section of Pelham Manor. Many famous people in the Early 1900's built their homes here including many movie moguls such Louis B.Mayer. Additionally, it is close to the Water and the shore.

Pelham is more of a working class area, with row type homes and schools not on par with Pelham Manor. The feeling in Pelham Manor is that Pelham is on "the wrong side of the tracks".

Pelham Manor residents enjoy remaining separate from Pelham as they wish to maintain their higher status, standard of living, school system and property values.

To the gentlemen above, I equate merging Pelham Manor and Pelham with merging Bronxville proper with Tuckahoe. Ponder what thy would do to the property values and residents of Bronxville!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Bellevue, WA
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LOL...what in the heck are you talking about?? Pelham and Pelham Manor already DO share a school system, and somehow riots haven't broken out.

But yes, Pelham Manor is certainly nicer. It's sort of an unwritten RE rule that anywhere with the term 'Manor' signifies "better than the place without it in its name"
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Pelham is more of a working class area, with row type homes and schools not on par with Pelham Manor. The feeling in Pelham Manor is that Pelham is on "the wrong side of the tracks".

Pelham Manor residents enjoy remaining separate from Pelham as they wish to maintain their higher status, standard of living, school system and property values.

To the gentlemen above, I equate merging Pelham Manor and Pelham with merging Bronxville proper with Tuckahoe. Ponder what thy would do to the property values and residents of Bronxville!
Absolutely true, great analogy. It was true when I grew up there 40 years ago and it's true now. That the schools are shared makes not one whit of difference. The kids know exactly who lives where and what that signifies.
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:49 AM
 
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FYI, there are plenty of Westchester style "working class" people in Pelham Manor. It's not all rich folk. BTW - in Pelham you're working class if your family income is 200k.
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:49 PM
 
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To the gentlemen above, I equate merging Pelham Manor and Pelham with merging Bronxville proper with Tuckahoe. Ponder what thy[sic] would do to the property values and residents of Bronxville!
--- I don't think the Bronxville/Tuckahoe comparison is accurate at all. Pelham Manor is not quite at the level of Bronxville and Tuckahoe is not quite at all at the level of the Village of Pelham.

Tuckahoe is nearly completely working class and the Village of Pelham is less than 20% working class by my estimation. The homes in Pelham have higher taxes and cost more than comparable homes in Tuckahoe and the schools are arguably much better in Pelham.

Since Pelham and Pelham Manor have the same school system, Bronxville would beat PM in the school stats area as well. I believe GreatSchools rates Bronxville a 10/10 most years and Pelham High School is generally an 8/10.
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:28 AM
 
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All, just reposting this detailed overview of Pelham and Pelham Manor here, which provides an in-depth and candid description of the pros and cons:

https://www.city-data.com/forum/west...-overview.html
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