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The History of Ardsley, New York

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Ardsley, New York

The village of Ardsley, within the town of Greenburgh, is located in Westchester County. Within the 1.32 sq miles that make up the quaint village, there is fascinating historical significance.


Before European settlers found Ardsley, the area was inhabited by the Wickquasgeck Indians, Eastern Algonquian Munsee-speaking Native American people from southern New York and western Connecticut.

Once the Dutch settlers arrived, the land was purchased by Frederick Philipse in 1682, but in 1785 the state of New York confiscated the land from his grandson, Frederick Philipse III.

The village of Ardsley, previously named village of Ashford, was named for the main road where notable businesses had been established upon the Saw Mill River. The town adopted the name ‘Ardsley’ after a local baron’s estate in 1883. The renaming of Ardsley is attributed to Cyrus West Field, who had named Ardsley Park after the birthplace of his ancestor, Zechariah Field, who immigrated to America in 1629.


The population density of Ardsley is approximately 3,242.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,252.1/km2) and 1,456 housing units at an average density of 1,106.0 per square mile (427.0/km2). The average household size is 2.96, with the average family size being 3.22. Per the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 estimates, 4,534 people lived in Ardsley. 35% of residents hold a Master’s degree or higher, and the greater population age range spans from 35- 65+ years. Some Notable residents include:

  • Harold Goldsmith (1930–2004), Olympic foil and épée fencer
  • Jesse McCartney, singer, songwriter, and actor
  • Timothy A. McDonnell, prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Marshall Rogers, comics artist
  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook (While he is not a current resident, Zuckerberg attended school in Ardsley for a few years)

Public Transit

The Westchester County Bee-Line System, branded as the bee-line system, is a public bus system owned by the Department of Public Works and Transportation serving Westchester County, New York.

Founded on May 1, 1978, the Westchester County Department of Transportation (WCDOT) consolidated the bus system to thirteen private companies to monitor fare structure, services, and routes. By May 19, 1987, the WCDOT officially named the bus service "The Bee-Line System" with a 'bee-in-flight' mascot.


Rated at #3 in the Best Places to Live in Westchester County, Ardsley is a great place to raise a family. The village offers residents a suburban feel and plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. With highly-rated public schools, low crime rates, and easy access to parkways & highways, Ardsley has something to offer for everyone in your family.

The village consists of a small but close-knit community, with the majority of residents owning their homes. The town holds many retirees, and residents tend to have moderate political views. With most of the population upholding neighborly values, Ardsley is a great place to live if you are seeking a welcoming community.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: May 3, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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