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"It's Easy Being Green in Beautiful Greenburgh, NY"

Greenburgh NY is a fantastic place to live and visit. A city in Hudson River-based Westchester NY, it contains many popular villages like Tarrytown, Irvington and Dobbs Ferry, which offer plenty of entertainment attractions, restaurants, and shopping for the enjoyment of both visitors and residents alike.

While homes are a bit expensive at $769,000 and up, it’s still affordable for the growing middle class that resides here, and continues to allure more new residents every year. It’s famous for historic sites like Lyndhurst, a colonial-era style mansion that overlooks the Hudson River and which is now a museum open to the public, and Irvington is home to its namesake Washington Irving’s lovely mansion known as “Sunnyside”. There’s also the Greenburgh Nature Center, where people can learn all about Greenburgh (and Westchester’s) flora and fauna (it’s great for kids, teens and adults alike, as there’s programs to satisfy all). Elmsford offers the Greenburgh Multiplex, National Amusements, Inc. (an arcade that hosts lazer tag, among other things, and is a great place for parties), and an indoor ice skating rink, where you can watch ice hockey tournaments and skate indoors year round.

There’s great shops in Dobbs Ferry like a Musik store, Affordables consignment, and a local Stop & Shop; in Tarrytown, there’s a CVS and a 7-11, and other stores are common---and unique---stores are located throughout Greenburgh as well.

Transportation is made easy from the Saw Mill River and Sprain Brook Parkways. Interstate 87 also runs through Greenburgh as well as Rts 9A, 100 and 119. Schools here are excellent (the kids even call you “Miss”), and the population is very diverse, which makes things even more interesting. It’s an area steeped in Revoluationary War history and pre-colonial times, as the area was used mainly for farmland.

Come to Greenburgh and you’re sure to not soon forget your experience, and you most definitely won’t regret it---I’ll bet you’ll return for years to come!
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  • Great new library
  • Lots of shopping in every direction
  • Movie theatre, Music Hall and Live Theatre
  • Parking can be a problem
  • Traffic in certain places
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"CNN-voted best place to live."

Greenburgh is a fairly large, 36.2 square mile town in Westchester County that is comprised of the six villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and Tarrytown, and the unincorporated areas of Edgemont, Fairview and Hartsdale. Greenburgh was recently included on CNN Money's 100 best places to live, coming in at number 80. The honor is due, in part, to Greenburgh's purported "open government" which is apparently ahead of its time in comparison to many other regions in New York. And then there is soo much more.

Greenburgh has a fantastic, newly revamped modern library, a terffic nature center, an active community center with a pool, enriching arts and sports programs, a quality summer camp, pretty suburban streets with homes in varying price ranges and sizes, and more than enough food, shopping and entertainment options to go around.

In Elmsford, you will find a terrific multiplex showing all the latest and greatest blockbuster movies, as well as the Westchester Broadway Theatre which offers a tasty meal and a Broadway-caliber show for a fraction of the normal cost. Dobbs Ferry houses the main campus of Mercy College which offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. Irvington, named after famed writer, Washington Irving, is brimming with explorable history. Sunnyside in Irvington is a glorious home with beautiful grounds and gardens right by the Hudson River. Tarrytown is also rich in history, has an adorable Main Street filled with quaint and unique shopping, delcious eats and most importantly, the incomprable Tarrytown Music Hall, a historical goldmine with an active roster of big name acts.

Greenburgh is also minutes away to the mini-metro hub of White Plains with its plethora of shopping,food and entertainment possibilities, and a mere 35-37 minutes away from Grand Central Station via an express train from the stations is Hartsdale, Scarsdale or White Plains. Greenburgh is also close to many highways and byways including the Saw Mill River Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway, the Bronx River Parkway and I-287.

The school system is quite spread out and is actually composed of Ardsley Union Free School District, Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, Edgemont Union Free School District, Elmsford Union Free School District, Greenburgh Central School District #7, Hastings Union Free School District, Irvington Untion Free School District and the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns.

Greenburgh has different degrees of safety, of course, contingent upon which area you live in, and it is best to contact each locat police department to find out individual statistics.

The median incomes if $100, 656. The median home price is roughly $600,000.

Greenburgh is definitely more ethnically diverse. It is approximately 54% White, 17.5% Black, 13.5% Hispanic and 12% Asian.

The population is about 42,863 with the median age being 42.
  • Lots of shopping in every direction
  • Movie theatre, Music Hall and Live Theatre
  • Diversity
  • Great new library
  • Parking can be a problem
  • Traffic in certain places

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