When most people think of New Rochelle’s Beechmont area, they envision gracious old homes lining gently curved roads. Our little 1950s split-level on Pinebrook Boulevard doesn’t exactly fit the Beechmont mold. But my family and I are still technically residents of the neighborhood, and so we couldn’t help but be pleased when Westchester Magazine named Beechmont “one of the most kid-centric places in Westchester.” The article makes specific reference to the Huguenot Children’s Library, Beechmont Lake, the Colonial Greenway, the Barnard Early Childhood Center, and Amy’s Greenhouse, all of which are nearby. Of course, Beechmont is only one of many neighborhoods in New Rochelle that are family-friendly and filled with personality, and it’s nice to have these qualities recognized on a regional basis.