Dobbs Ferry

Located on the Hudson River only twenty miles north of New York City, Dobbs Ferry is a true ‘River Town’ - the descriptive term for Westchester villages dotting the river’s eastern bank.

It experienced its greatest surge of growth with the building of the New York and Hudson Railroad, enabling residents of ‘the City’ to move north. Dobbs Ferry was one of the first villages to reclaim the river by creating the lovely Waterfront Park.

Dobbs Ferry is a quaint village with a bustling downtown and mix of housing from mansions to modest single family homes, luxurious new river front condos as well as those of older vintage, and co-ops.


Town Facts


Commuters from Dobbs Ferry can reach Grand Central Station in 32 minutes on the Hudson line of Metro North Railroad. The Dobbs Ferry Train Station is located at 11 Station Plaza between High Street and Palisades Street across from Waterfront Park.

Station Parking: Commuter capacity: 576 cars. Twelve-hour meter parking is also available for residents. Call 914-693-5500 for information on Permit Parking.

Connecting Services: A Bee-Line bus stop at the Dobbs Ferry Train Station for: Routes 1C, 1T, 1W,6 and 66. Call for more information 914-813-7777.


  • Dobbs Ferry Taxi 914-693-9449

  • Knapp McCarthy Taxi 914-332-8294


Public Schools:

As one of the first high schools in Westchester County to offer the challenging and prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program, the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District is focused on mastering the 21st Century skills that they will need to be successful in college and careers in the new global economy.

For a full school report on Dobbs Ferry schools, please visit New York State Education Department.


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  • The Cookery and Cedar Street Grill consistently receive rave reviews from local food critics and the New York Times.

  • Half Moon is well-known throughout the county for one of the best water views of any Westchester restaurant. Primarily known for its seafood, Half Moon’s patio is a great place to nurse a martini while taking in the views of the Palisades and Manhattan skyline.

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