8.2 out of 10

Tarrytown

Ranked 5th best city in New York
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Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Internet Access
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Nov 04, 2016

"Tarrytown, mostly great!"

Tarrytown is mostly a great place to live and to visit. I live in Manhattan and take day trips there now and then. People are warm, friendly and in fact diverse. Only bad encounter was from a recent visit. An elderly Caucasian man with his wife were walking two Shiba Inu dogs, and he tried to KICK my puppy when my puppy did not do anything. People nearby confronted him, and so did I. He told me to "go home." Other than him, I had never met anyone as offensive, ignorant and rude as him in Tarrytown. People told me they actually knew who he was and thought he was usually obnoxious. I hate to say this, but people like him truly give towns a bad name.
I was deeply touched by how strangers stood up against him when they did not know me nor my puppy.
This should tell you how great the Tarrrytown people are.
Place is very cute and pretty. It definitely provides a nice break from Manhattan!
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Historic sites
  • Great community events
  • Lots of nature
  • easy to get to places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 15, 2015

"Tarrytown... a charming, lively & fun Hudson River Village..."

Distance to New York City: approximately 25 miles
Size: approximately 3.7 square miles

Overview
Picturesque Tarrytown, meaning Wheat Town in Dutch, was founded around 1650 by Dutch settlers and is nestled within the wooded hills above the banks of the mighty Hudson River. It's most dominating landmark is the Tappan Zee Bridge which connects the New York Thruway between Tarrytown and Nyack.

The Village of Tarrytown blends the quaint charm of a historic river village with the hustle and bustle of a popular downtown area complete with thriving retail businesses, varied dining opportunities and interesting antique and art stores. Few Hudson Valley communities offer the variety of hotels, shops, businesses and restaurants that Tarrytown possesses. Furthermore there are also a number of very beautiful and impressive historic sites to see, such as the grand Gothic Revival Mansion Lyndhurst, Washington Irving's Sunnyside and the picturesque luxury hotel Castle On The Hudson, modeled on an old English Fortress, as well as another really entertaining one, the unique Tarrytown Music Hall, one of the oldest one still in operation in Westchester County.

This village also has several business parks with large corporations, including General Foods, Hitachi, Kraft, Dannon, IBM and Siemens, as tenants. In addition, the New York Knicks and the NY Rangers maintain training camps in Tarrytown. Serviced by Metro North, the roughly 25 miles to Grand Central Station in New York City can be covered within 35 minutes via express service. There are also a number of well maintained major highways allowing for timely travel by car and bus to any point within the Tri State area. For all these reasons Tarrytown is one of the most accessible and appealing river towns in Westchester.

Tarrytown is decidedly white collar since it houses more highly educated people such as artists, designers, scientists, computer professionals, executives, mangers, sales people, health care, office and administrative workers than 90% of other small American communities. This gives Tarrytown a very vibrant feeling.

Housing
Beautiful Tarrytown is home to a wide range of different housing types and styles, starting with coop and condo developments in the low 100,000's and up, through single family homes in all price ranges, and ending with multi-million-dollar mansions and estates. Many of these homes are perched atop the hills overlooking the Hudson River Valley and surrounding landscape. In addition Tarrytown is currently rebuilding part of it's waterfront within a comprehensive master plan offering town homes, stores, professional spaces, restaurants, parks and an aquatic center.

Educational Facilities
Tarrytown shares it's public school system with it's close neighbor Sleepy Hollow. There are also parochial schools in the area, as well as Hackley, a private school, and The EF International School of English.

Recreational Facilities
Tarrytown offers a very active recreational department servicing every age group. Activities include AYSO Soccer, TNT Baseball League, men's softball leagues and more. There are also weekly and monthly markets, festivals and concerts in the parks. The village maintains several parks including Patriot Park on Broadway near the Warner Library, Pierson Park on the waterfront with tennis courts, basketball courts and picnic areas, and Losee Park with lighted softball and baseball fields, also directly on the Hudson River. Tarrytown also has two well equipped marinas run by the the Tarrytown Boat Club & the Washington Irving Boat Club and a public boat launch.

Houses of Worship
Religious congregations in Tarrytown include Christ Episcopal Church, Church of the Magdalene, Church of the Transfiguration and Temple Beth Abraham (Reform).

It's simply a fun place to live...
Pros
  • Easy commute to NYC & Tri State Area
  • Great restaurants
  • Art & antiques
  • Historic sites
  • Great community events
  • Lots of nature
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Town of Tarrytown"

Tarrytown is a beautiful town. There is lots of nature here. Some area in Tarrytown can be very busy. I wold definately recommend Tarrytown as a place to have a family!
Pros
  • Historic sites
  • Great community events
  • Lots of nature
  • easy to get to places
  • Great school district
Cons
  • Traffic from the bridge and major highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"History and Culture Merge - Tarrytown"

The Village of Tarrytown brings together the charm of a historic Hudson River town with a living community that incorporates the current times while embracing the past.

Tarrytown was first settled in the mid 1600's and grew from a farming and fishing community to eventually becoming an industrial engine. The automobile industry established itself in the 1890's with Mobile Company of U.S.A. manufactured Walker Steamers. They were followed by Maxwell-Briscoe, and later byThe Chevrolet Motor Co. which later became the General Motors.

Historic sites include Washington Irving's residence and Patriots Park which hosts a monument t and honors three local militia men during the Revolutionary War, Lyndhurst, Castle which today hosts many events year round including The Lyndhurst Craft Fair was the home of railroad magnate Jay Gould,and other, still stands as one of the finest examples of Gothic Architecture.

I must mention the Tarrytown Music Hall which was built by William Wallace, the chocolate candy manufacturer in 1885. it is the oldest continually operating theater in Westchester and has a great variety of dance, theater, film and musical performers from Dave Bromberg, Arlo Gutherie, Lyle Lovett to Joan Rivers and Judy Collins.

Sleepy Hollow, formerly known as North Tarrytown features additional favorites such as Kykuit which was the Rockefeller's summer retreat and the Old Dutch Colonial Church which was built in the 1600's and contains headstones of early settlers to the area. People can still come to every Halloween to see Washington Irving's Headless Horseman ride.

Restaurants will suit any taste and stores abound from antiques, art galleries to a variety of local merchants.

Come and enjoy!
Pros
  • Historic sites
  • Great community events
  • Lots of nature
  • easy to get to places
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"In the shadow of the Tappan Zee"

Tarrytown, located on the Hudson River’s eastern shore, is a village within the Town of Greenburgh and offers a small-town atmosphere, shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and a great location just 25 miles from New York City. There are parks and historic estates, good schools and housing options at many price points.

There are many housing choices in Tarrytown, from large estates to single and multi-family homes and cooperatives and condominiums. Some of the co-ops and condos are in multi-story buildings similar to what you might see in White Plains; some are garden-style complexes.

Unlike other parts of Westchester County, Tarrytown is a happening place. It’s not as remote and undeveloped as some of its neighboring towns, but it’s not overdeveloped either. Main Street features a variety of stores and restaurants. It’s also a great destination for people interested in the arts, as there are galleries mixed in with the other establishments along Main Street. Music and theater fans will be interested in the historic Tarrytown Music Hall, which is the site of concerts and performances, including shows for children. It’s the oldest working theater in Westchester and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The theater has also been used in films and television commercials.

Though there are frequent complaints about traffic and parking, Tarrytown is well-placed for commuting by car or train. Metro-North has a station in Tarrytown; average travel time is about 40-50 minutes during peak times. The town is also convenient to Interstates 87 and 287 as well as the Sprain Brook and Saw Mill Parkways.

The school district, educating children from Tarrytown and neighboring Sleepy Hollow, is ethnically diverse, with 23% of students classified as English Language Learners. Student performance on state standardized assessments falls within state averages, and about ninety percent of students graduate.

Tarrytown is a great choice for people seeking something with a little more energy than many of Westchester’s other towns, paired with a great commuting location, solid schools, and lots to do.
Pros
  • A nice "walking around" town
  • Historic sites
Cons
  • Traffic from the bridge and major highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A town that makes you want to linger on and on...and on..."

Tarrytown is one of my other favorite places in the county. It has an old-world charm and flavor unto its own and there is nothing else quite like it in the area. The name alone implies a slowing down of pace, even though there is nothing backwater about this town. It is rich in history, has a smattering of unique shops, high falutin eateries and quality quick-fix places alike, arts and entertainment, ethnic diversity and, best of all, breathtaking views of the mighty Hudson River. Housing ranges from lovely single-family homes in the center of town to condo's, co-ops and apartmental rentals. There is a size and style to suit most everyone and it is somewhat more affordable than many of its affluent neighbors. And that is a coup considering all that it has to offer!

There are a ton of great restaurants peppering the Main Street of Tarrytown including an excellent store-front Chinese eatery, the intimate and classy Chiboust Bistro, Bakery and Wine Bar with its French-Mediterranean inspired cuisine, award-winning desserts and creative cocktails, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, the regionally acclaimed Sol Mar, Isabella Bistro and Brick Oven Pizza, the family-friendly Sweet Grass Grill with its seasonal offerings and bar made of a fallen oak tree, J.P, Doyles and the beloved Lefteris Gyro, a Greek restaurant that has outstanding authentic fare and people spilling out the door and onto the streets to prove it. If you want to sip a cocktail while watching the sun set over the Hudson, be sure to check out Sunset Cove and Striped Bass.

Coffee Labs Roasters is a popular coffee shop with an outstanding coffee bean menu and a devotion to sustainability. They are quite artful, too, with the pictures they draw in your foam.

On that same main street and its satellites, you can find a small treasure trove of unique retail finds including funky consignment shops, an attic filled with eccentric and one-of-a-kind jewelry, an interesting toy store and a whimsical gift shop. There is also the very cool Flying Fingers Yarn Shop, selling some of the best world wools,

For your grocery wants and needs there is a C-TOWN, a Super Stop & Shop and a 7-Eleven.

And then there is one of the ultimate treasures of Westchester, the 843-seat historic Tarrytown Music Hall which prides itself on a stellar year-round roster of Broadway-style shows, family-friendly productions, outstanding classical films and a breadth of world-renowned acts including Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne, Ani Difranco, Lea Salonga and Louie Anderson. The Music Hall was voted the “Best Music Venue” and “Best Kids Theatre” by readers of the acclaimed Westchester Magazine.

There are a lot of wonderful historical sites to visit in the area including Sunnyside, the famed writer, Washington Irving’s, home. It is a glorious place with beautifully groomed grounds and gardens by the water. Tours are given by guides in period costumes and the experience is both enchanting and educational.

Lyndhurst is an exquisite Gothic Revival mansion with a 67-acre park that has had some famous residents including former NYC mayor William Paulding, George Meritt and railway tycoon, Jay Gould. You can tour the magnificent mansion with its stunning stained glass and fine art works as well as the beautiful rose gardens.

Kykuit, a six-story stone home on a hilltop, is the former residence of generations of Rockefellers, starting with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. Tours take guest through the main rooms of the six-story stone house and then on to the expansive and gorgeous,terraced gardens containing Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller's exceptional collection of 20th-century sculpture. There is even one by Picasso!

Philipsburg Manor is another fascinating family-friendly area attraction. This 300-year old seventeenth century manor offers tours by well-learned guides all clad in period costumes. At the farm, you can visit with sheep, cows, chickens and oxen, view a working gristmill, and work with wheat in the Dutch barn. In the house itself, there are many interesting artifacts for visitors’ viewing and learning pleasure. Engaging stories are told about the slave trade and the resistance during colonial times.

The Rockefeller State Park Preserve in nearby Sleepy Hollow is an absolutely idyllic spot for mild hiking, jogging, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and licensed fishing. It is also a National Audubon Society recognized site for birding with over 180 different species! There are unique scenic old carriage roads that wind languidly through wetlands, woodlands, meadows, fields lakes, rivers and streams. One of those carriage roads passes by the remains of Rockwood Hall, once the 220 room home of William Rockefeller, a spot with breathtaking Hudson Views. They also have a visitor’s center and a gallery with rotating exhibitions. You can easily spend several days exploring all this treasure of a park has to offer

Tarrytown also have an award-winning family-friendly YMCA as well as the acclaimed Warner Library with top notch programming and events including the Friends of the Library Concert Series, book fairs, blood drives, visiting authors, a chess club, cooking demos and parties, gardening classes and tax help.

The commute to NYC is anywhere betweent 41-55 minutes from the Tarrytown train station.

The public schools of the Tarrytowns are fairly decent.

Tarrytown is relatively safe with some crime although it's not high.

The median household income is $87,294. The median home value is $408,135 and median rental rate $1492.00.

Tarrytown is 63.2% White, 20% Hispanic, 8% Asian and 6.7% Black,

The population of Tarrytown is approximately 11,277 with the median age being 37.
Pros
  • Tarrytown Music Hall
  • Waterfront Dining
  • Great community events
  • Historic sites
  • Lots of nature
  • easy to get to places
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A treasure-chest of a town: fun to explore!"

Aptly named Tarrytown, is a place that invites you to tarry and take in the sites! This charming town on the shores of the Hudson sits almost on the shadow of the Tappen Zee Bridge that connects the two shores of the Hudson.
Tarrytown is the kind of charming downtown where people can walk around browsing through shops such as Belkind Bigi and Nikos Design; then they can look for a restaurant that captures their imagination. There are so many to choose from! I second the recommendation of Silver Tips Tea which is a restaurant offering an interesting twist on all those tea salons. Yes, you get the finger sandwiches and scones you’d expect but there are also tasty samosas and intriguing Mediterranean style sandwiches. It’s a unique and well worth a visit for lunch or tea. If you are looking for that special dining experience for a birthday or anniversary, Equus comes highly recommended. The setting and the ambience are special and the food has a great reputation also!
Tarrytown attracts some young couples and singles along with the usual families that are drawn to suburbs because it offers a range of housing options. There are many apartments and condos in this small town. The walk-everywhere culture, the cosy, close-knit community and the excellent schools are all great draws for people considering Tarrytown.
Traffic can be a bit of an issue along Route 9 at peak commute hours but there is a strong drive among the locals to improve matters.
The location on the banks of the Hudson means that for Tarrytown residents, every new day will bring one more view to savor.
Pros
  • Great community events
  • Historic sites
  • Great school district
Cons
  • Traffic from the bridge and major highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lots of Charming History and Fun Things to Do"

Tarrytown, once home to the Native American Wekquasgeek tribe and, later, the Underground Railroad, is one of the best towns in Westchester, bar none! It’s right along the Hudson and has great views of the stunning river. You can also discover the city's past by visiting the famous mansions of Washington Irving's "Sunnyside", Vanderbilt and Lyndhurst mansions. All of these places offer you a grand view of the Hudson and you can take a trip back in time. (Feel free to roam the grounds of these ancient staples of our history.) Also, if you want to spend more time outdoors, you can take a stroll along the beautiful fields in Rockefeller Park. You can eat lunch at charming restaurants along North Broadway and is home to the Tarrytown Music Hall and the Hudson River Historical Society. Shops like the Redwing Gallery contain more than 3,000 types of pottery. Favorite eats include Silver Tips Tea Room, a really cute little tea place that has easy-access parking and wonderful salads and cute little sandwiches (and, of course, plenty of great teas to choose from! My favorite is any kind of Green Jasmine and Moonlight Melon). If you want a great sandwich, try the Lox & Cream Cheese; in my personal opinion, they’re the best! Schools are excellent, teachers really take the time to care, and the students are taught to show respect (if you work there, they call you “Mr.” or “Miss”). Like every town, there’s issues of safety, but for the most part Tarrytown is a friendly town, with clusters of shops along the street---making it safer than most towns in Westchester. You’re also right near the Tappan Zee Bridge and i87 and 287 (also known as the New York State Thruway). There’s also lots of different churches and several medical organizations to choose from. Don’t forget to attend Third Friday, which is a festival on the streets for the general public each third Friday of the month---showing that Tarrytown cares about what it has to offer to its residents and visitors alike.
Pros
  • easy to get to places
  • fine dining
  • Great community events
  • Historic sites
  • Lots of nature
  • Great school district
Cons
  • Traffic from the bridge and major highways
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"One of my favorite towns in Westchester"

I have to confess that I have a soft spot for Tarrytown; my husband and I were married here. We chose to have our wedding here because it's such a beautiful and peaceful town. It's safe and comfortable, and offers just about everything you could want from a suburban community. The residents in Tarrytown are friendly and there are great community events that everyone participates in. You can watch a movie while sitting on a blanket under the stars. The town is also very conveniently located right under the Tappan Zee Bridge; residents can also enjoy very easy access to Manhattan via the MetroNorth railroad. While it offers very easy access to major highways, its proximity to these roads also causes traffic problems. In recent years, Tarrytown has seen an influx of young professionals with families; they have come here from the city because of Tarrytown's cheaper real estate, short commute, and developing business community. Housing is diverse; there are great private houses, as well as condos and co-ops. There is a pretty good inventory of rental properties here. Tarrytown is part of Greenburgh, so residents can also enjoy most of Greenburgh's amenities. The school district is very good, which makes it popular with families.
Pros
  • Great community events
  • Historic sites
  • Lots of nature
  • Great school district
Cons
  • Traffic from the bridge and major highways
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A town with nature, community, and history"

Tarrytown is a really cute town with pretty buildings and houses. There is some great food in town. Lefteris has some of the best gyros for miles around.

There's a strong sense of community here and everyone is very friendly. You feel welcome from day one. Every third friday of the month the town organizes a community event. The events range from scavenger hunts to face painting to music and markets. The goal of these events is to get people to interact with each other. I love that the town does this from a visitors standpoint but I can see that it benefits the residents even more. It's also great for local business because they often get to showcase their foods or services. Whoever thought this up was clearly a genius. It stimulates the local economy and the community's wellbeing.

There are so many historic sites in the area too. Sleepy Hollow, formerly North Tarrytown, is right next door and is home to Washington Irving's former residence and his gravesite.

It's really the kind of place that you have to see to believe. It doesn't have overly impressive houses but the feeling there is indescribable. The mixture of history, nature, community, and the smell of firewood make it almost magical.
Pros
  • Great community events
  • Historic sites
  • Lots of nature
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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