The village of Larchmont has been named one of the best places to live in the country, and with good reason. While it used to be a popular resort location for wealthy residents, the steamboat and rail line made travel easier and attracted permanent residents to create one of the earliest suburbs in the country. Beautiful waterfront parks and yacht club races make good use of its coastal location while the town's furriest residents are also accommodated at the local dog beaches. This neat and tidy town has been referred to as "cute" by many residents and is loved for the quaint buildings and shops.

When you realize that Larchmont, NY, is only one square mile wide and home to just over 5,000 residents, you'll realize why residents refer to it as a village. The many colonial-era homes in the area give off an old-town feel that further contributes to the village image and mentality. The city's original European residents left lasting influences, with Dutch-style buildings and French American elementary schools. The community is made up of many members that commute for work, mostly to nearby Manhattan.

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