7.2 out of 10

Goldens Bridge

41.2806559237948 -73.6830088364834
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Residential rurality"

This sleepy 3.7 square mile hamlet is located in the western part of the town of Lewisboro in Westchester County. It does have its own post office and a small strip mall along Route 22, but not a whole lot else. Some residents like it that way and revel in the peaceful tranquility of multiple acre mid-to-large scale homes of varying architectural styles as well as the surrounding rocky hills, streams, lakes and dense forest (at least for Westchester County).

Most shoppers and diners make the short trek to nearby Danbury, CT to satisfy their retail and culinary wants and needs as there isn’t an extensive amount of options in Golden’s Bridge. There are some, however, and they include a gift shop, a bookstore, a furniture store, a bank, a Dunkin Donuts, Portofino Restaurant and an A&P supermarket.

Goldens Bridge has its own Metro-North train station which brings travelers into Grand Central in one hour and twelve minutes, a slightly longer but still doable commute.

Goldens Bridge has a solid school system. The median SAT score of John Jay High School students is 1702.

Goldens Bridge is 92% White, 6% Black, 4% Hispanic and 1% Asian.

The median income is $168,421. The median home value is $613,757 and the median rental rate is around $1,200.

The population of Goldens Bridge is approximately 1,679 and the population of greater Lewisboro is approximately 12,400 with the median age being 38 years old.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"If you like peace and quiet..."

Golden’s Bridge is a hamlet in the town of Lewisboro, Westchester County. It is the only hamlet in Lewisboro with good proximity to both a major highway and a Metro-North station. The population is approximately 1,600.

Once a vacation spot for city dwellers, Golden’s Bridge grew in appeal with the extension of Metro-North’s electrified tracks. This made living in the hamlet a realistic possibility for Manhattan commuters; the trip to Grand Central during peak times is about an hour.
Golden’s Bridge is part of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, which has an excellent reputation. Test scores are routinely above state averages and the four elementary schools, middle school and high school, offer strong academic and extracurricular programs. There is a lot of emphasis on the arts at all levels. Students hail from all parts of the town of Lewisboro, with a total student body of 4,000.

There are no big-box stores or malls in Golden’s Bridge, a characteristic shared by many northern Westchester towns. However, Katonah, located just south of Golden’s Bridge, has a small, charming village with mom-and-pop stores and restaurants. Danbury is about twenty minutes up the road, with numerous chain stores and a large mall. White Plains is a short ride down 684, with multiple malls and stores; Mount Kisco, also to the south, has a vibrant shopping district as well. There is a small A&P near the interstate, so residents can obtain groceries easily.

Recreation in the hamlet is overseen by the Lewisboro recreation department. There is a large choice of sports for adults and children. Fox Valley Park, which is the only one of Lewisboro’s parks located in Golden’s Bridge, has four tennis courts, additional multi-purpose fields, hiking trails, a fitness trail, and restrooms.

Golden’s Bridge itself does not offer much else, but its inclusion in the town of Lewisboro means additional recreational and cultural activities are not far away. Residents of Golden’s Bridge can use all the town parks and trails in Lewisboro. The Lewisboro Library serves residents of all the hamlets, with programs for adults, teens and children. Nearby Katonah has the John Jay Homestead, a historic site and the home of the first Supreme Justice of the United States, and the Katonah Museum of Art, a small but excellent destination for art fans.

The real estate offerings include co-ops, condos and single-family houses. Prices vary widely, with some inventory priced below $500,000. However, those with bigger budgets will find a bigger range of choices.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A charming and cheerful suburb..."

The name of this neighborhood in the Town of Lewisboro brings to mind whimsical and fun landscapes. And the reality is not far off as Golden’s Bridge sits on the banks of the Croton River and has a charmed quality to it, especially if you drive by the water with the reflection of the setting sun casting everything in a wonderful glow. Why is this place called Golden’s Bridge? Apparently because someone named Abraham Golden or Golding built the bridge.

Golden’s Bridge may seem like a name out of a fairytale but it is real place with many real-world attractions. As it is part of Lewisboro, the children here get to attend the Katonah-Lewsiboro school district which has very good ratings. The white-collar community is very supportive of the public school system and parent involvement is a source of pride.

Golden’s Bridge has a Metro North train station on the Harlem Line and is over an hour away from Grand Central. There are commuters who do the daily trek and many others who use it for a dash of city living on the weekends. Golden’s Bridge is close to Danbury, CT and White Plains, NY and these also offer more entertainment and activity for those who want a change from the laid-back suburban vibe of this community.

The eating-out and entertainment options in Golden’s Bridge are fairly low-key but its easy access to the other hamlets of Lewisboro and to the swanky Katonah and Ridgefield downtowns, means there are plenty of shopping options for people in the area.

Golden’s Bridge housing caters to a range of budgets. While there are many sprawling homes in large lots, there are also smaller homes at more modest prices.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Family-Friendly & Safe Country Town"

Golden’s Bridge is a quiet community located within the greater town of Lewisboro, NY. It’s located along beautiful scenic reservoirs, Muscoot and Croton, whose water feeds NYC as well as the area.

Typically, it costs around $500,000 or higher to live here. It’s very rural, but you’re only 20 minutes away from White Plains NY, and 15 minutes from Danbury, CT. You can hop the train here to Manhattan and be there in an hour (parking is free at the station on weekends).

Golden’s Bridge is a very family-friendly town. Kids will love to have dinner at Portifono Pizzeria, and then get Baskin Robbins ice cream afterwards for dessert. You can do your shopping at the local A&P, and there’s plenty of funky shops in nearby downtown Katonah.

It’s a very quiet and very safe little country town, complete with its own train station, Bank of America, and post office. Neighboring areas include Katonah and Cross River. It’s a largely white population so is lacking cultural diversity, and you’ll want to have a car to get around. The town of Lewisboro has excellent parks and recreation for people of all ages to have fun and enjoy Nature.

Overall, Golden's Bridge is fairly affordable, somewhat expensive with a great school system, not enough shopping accommodations, but excellent for those who wish to commute to the city or get away for a weekend.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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