Distance to New York City: approximately 25 miles
Size: approximately 3.7 square miles
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 landmarks are the old Tappan Zee Bridge which connects the New York Thruway between Tarrytown and Nyack and it's new sibling which is currently under construction.
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. For more statistics on the community click here.
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.
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. For more information on the available housing stock visit our William Raveis Legends Realty Group office on Main Street or research the available homes by clicking here.
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. For more information on public and private schools, colleges and libraries click here.
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. For a full compliment of activities click here.
Houses of Worship
Religious congregations in Tarrytown include Christ Episcopal Church, Church of the Magdalene, Church of the Transfiguration and Temple Beth Abraham (Reform). For more information click here.
Tarrytown Community Statistics
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