Pelham Manor was originally home to the Siwanoy Indians who sold approximately 9,200 acres (today's Pelham, New…More Rochelle and part of the Bronx) to William Pell in 1654. The Village of Pelham Manor was incorporated into Pelham in 1891.
Today, about 5,500 residents populate the 1.2-square-mile region.
James O'Connor serves as the Village of Pelham Manor's mayor. Village hall houses the police and fire departments.
The Village of Pelham Manor shares its school system with the Village of Pelham. Students have four options for public elementary schools that feed directly to the Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School.
Though Manhattan and neighboring Westchester counties are right nearby, the Village of Pelham Manor's Four-Corner shopping district keeps residents entertained with its coffee shops, restaurants and shopping.
Before the first Dutch settlers arrived, this area was home to the Siwanoy Indians, who sold about 9,200 acres…More (today's Pelham, New Rochelle and part of the Bronx) to William Pell in 1654. The State Legislature incorporated the Town of Pelham on March 7, 1788 and the Village of Pelham was incorporated into the town in 1896.
Today, the verdant parks and local Fifth Avenue shops give the Village of Pelham the quaint suburban feel, yet its proximity to Manhattan (just 29 minutes to Grand Central Station via MetroNorth's New Haven line), grants residents in need of a big-city-fix easy access to bustling Manhattan.
The Village's day-to-day government operations take place at Village Hall on Sparks Place where the building inspector, clerks, treasurers, section-eight HUD workers and governments officials all work. The Board of Trustees convenes here twice a month, while the architecture and zoning boards get together monthly.
The Village of Pelham shares its school system with the Village of Pelham Manor. Students have four options for public elementary schools that feed directly to the Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School.