Irvington

The lovely Village of Irvington, in the Town of Greenburgh, is located just twenty three miles from New York City. For the last 150 years it has been a favorite country escape for wealthy New Yorkers. In addition to its many large estates on Broadway and in Ardsley Park, modest single family homes and several large condominium complexes can also be found in many sections of Irvington.

The village's Main Street area has been designated an historic district by New York State and on January 15, 2014 was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, Westchester Magazine ranked Irvington as the "Best Place to Live in Westchester".

What had been an older industrial complex between the train station and Hudson River has now been transformed into one of the most successful waterfront development projects in the Hudson River Valley. A beautiful new park, playground and a senior recreation center were created from a renovated building, taking advantage of their magnificent site directly on the waterside. Also on the water’s edge is Bridge Street Properties, a charming renovation of nineteenth century industrial warehouses, now home to some of the areas most innovative businesses and interesting restaurants.

 

Town Facts

 

Transportation

The Irvington Metro-North Railroad Station is located at Astor Street, with only a 37 minute ride to Grand Central Terminal on the Hudson line.

Station Parking: Commuter capacity: 258 spaces. There is a wait list on permits, and daily meters first-come, first-serve.

Connecting Services: There are no connecting service at the Irvington station.

Taxis: Cabs meet most trains.

 

Education

Public Schools:

The Irvington Union Free School District is among the most highly rated in Westchester County, and nationally recognized Schools for Excellence, which are rich in music and athletic programs.

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

 

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Recreation

  • There are three parks open to village residents with a village parks permit: Matthiessen Park, Memorial Park and Halsey Pond Park, considered Irvington's best kept secret. The newest park, Scenic Hudson Park, is open to all and contains a basketball court, softball fields, paths for strolling and spectacular views of the Hudson. Please call 914-591-7736 for more information on acquiring a park permit.

  • Boat on the Hudson River from the Irvington Boat and Beach Club or Tarrytown Boat and Yacht Club.

  • Hike, bird watch, jog, stroll and cross-country ski at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, the 1,600 acre state park on Rt 117 in Sleepy Hollow with 55 miles of carriage roads traversing acres of woodlands, fields, wetlands, bridges, and waterways, and the 22-acre Swan Lake.  For spectacular views, visit the grounds of Rockwood Hall, where the home of William Rockefeller once stood overlooking the Hudson River. Horseback riding and carriage driving require fee permit. Fishing permitted in Swan Lake (bass) and the Pocantico River (grade B trout stream).

  • Walk, bike, rollerblade, or run the North-South County Trailway, a paved, multi-use trail spanning 36.2 miles through Westchester County, 22.1 miles comprise the North County Trailway, from Eastview in the Town of Greenburgh north to Putnam County. The remaining 14.1 miles, south to the New York City border make up the South County.

  • Take in a concert or play at the historic Town Hall Theater, a magnificent 432-seat theater modeled after Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. Built in 1902, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. As the historic building does not have air conditioning, they are closed during the summer months of June-August, but are working on raising funds that will allow for year-round productions.

  • For experienced riders, Graham Hills Park is just off of Route 117. The trails total about five miles in distance and the route winds through the many diverse habitats of this beautiful 431-acre park. The trails are mostly single track, and can be used in both directions.

  • Horseback riding lessons and trail riding can be arranged through area stables such as Beech Hill Farm and Fox Hill Farms, both in nearby Pleasantville.

  • Take a tour the Historic Hudson Valley properties of Sunnyside, the Washington Irving residence, Philipsburg Manor, the pre-Revolutionary home and working farm in Sleepy Hollow, Kykuit, the Rockefeller family home in nearby Pocantico Hills, and the Rockefeller-built Union Church renowned for its series of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall, as well as for its Henri Matisse Rose Window. Also nearby is the castle-like gothic revival mansion Lyndhurst, former home of the railroad magnate Jay Gould.

  • Built in 1926, Kingsland Point Park is one of the first parks developed by the Westchester County Parks Commission. Located in nearby Sleepy Hollow, this 18-acre park offers picnic areas, ball fields, hiking, fishing and playgrounds. Adjacent to the park is the historic 19th century Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse (aka Tarrytown Lighthouse and Kingsland Point Lighthouse) and is opened for guided tours several times each year.

  • New York Waterways offers a seasonal scenic two hour river cruise departing from Tarrytown and proceeding northwards in full view of awe-inspiring Hudson Valley River scenery.

  • Be entertained at the Tarrytown Music Hall, located at 13 Main Street. One of Westchester’s oldest surviving theaters, it is on the National Register for Historic Places. Built in 1885, it continues today to be a venue for some of today’s most popular entertainers and productions.

  • The Irvington Library has a rich history and is located across the street from the train station in the Burnham Building, on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the library is responsible for the unique Tiffany Reading Room, one of the few remaining interiors by Louis Comfort Tiffany (a long-time resident of Irvington), located in the Village Hall.

 

Shopping/Dining

  • Geordane's Neighborhood Market on Main Street has been serving farm-to-table since 1988, and Stop & Shop is in nearby Dobbs Ferry to the south and Tarrytown to the north.

  • Red Hat on the River is a riverfront spot serving New American fare in a former factory with an airy, chic vibe & rooftop bar, and Il Sorriso, a lovely Italian restaurant with a loyal following thanks to the creative and authentic menu. Strudel Z brings a new twist to the delicious pastry, with hand pulled dough and fruits and vegetables locally sourced from Hudson Valley farms

  • River City Grille on Broadway offers interesting seasonal menus, using the finest ingredients from local sources and around the world, along with a lengthy wine list & specialty cocktails.

  • The Black Cat Cafe is a casual hangout serving soups & wraps, plus breakfast bites, espresso drinks & smoothies.

  • Suzanne's Table offers healthy, organic, gourmet meals.

  • Stop in at BRRZAAR for organic frozen yogurt with artisanal toppings, plus coffee.

  • Red Barn Bakery is a quaint, gourmet cafe with classic, gluten-free & vegan baked goods, including brunch fare. Their food is 100% organic, and locally sourced.

  • The Westchester Mall is 20 minutes away in White Plains (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus)

  • Stew Leonard’s, Costco and Home Depot are nearby just off I-87.


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