Bronxville is a suburban village in Westchester County, New York located about 15 miles (24 km) north of midtown Manhattan. As of the 2010 U.S. census, Bronxville had a population of 6,323.
Millionaire real-estate and pharmaceutical mogul William Van Duzer Lawrence sparked the development of Bronxville as an affluent suburb of New York City with magnificent homes in a country-like setting.The area, once known as "Underhill's Crossing", became "Bronxville" when the village was formally established. The population grew in the second half of the 19th century when railroads allowed commuters from Westchester County to work in New York City. Lawrence's influence can be seen throughout the community, including the historic Lawrence Park neighborhood, the Houlihan LawrenceReal Estate Corporation, and Lawrence Hospital. John F Kennedy, the president of the United States, also resided here for a time.The village was home to an arts colony in the early 20th century during which time many noteworthy houses by prominent and casual architects were built. Elizabeth Clift Bacon, General George Armstrong Custer's widow, lived in Bronxville, and her house still stands to this day.