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Scarsdale, village (1990 pop. 16,987), Westchester co., SE N.Y., a residential suburb of New York City; settled c.1701, inc. 1915. Scarsdale is often considered typical of upper-class suburban communities.

See C. O'Connor, A Sort of Utopia: Scarsdale, 1881–1981 (1983).

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