Incorporated as a village in 1875, Mount Kisco became a coterminous village/town in 1978 when the residents voted to secede from the towns of Bedford and New Castle. The town is located approximately 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan with a 55-minute train commute to Grand Central Station. The Metro North Station has municipal parking, and is located within walking distance of the village center.
The village has been described as the ‘commercial hub of Northern Westchester”, “'the shopping capital of Northern Westchester,” and “the healthcare capital of Northern Westchester.” Mount Kisco is all of these and more. Mount Kisco is also home to Northern Westchester Hospital, ranking as one of the top hospitals in the New York Metro area.
There are over 400 shops located in the town, including Target, Stop & Shop, Staples, The Gap, Starbucks, Chico’s, and Banana Republic, as well as two hotels - the Holiday Inn and Crabtree Kittle House Restaurant and Inn.
Spanning the full spectrum of income levels and living accommodations, residents of Mount Kisco buy, rent, and sublet in a variety of neighborhoods and in a variety of homes. Condos, coops, apartments, single-family and multi-family homes and luxury estate houses all happily coexist. Mount Kisco has something for everyone.
Mount Kisco is a coterminous village/town
Local Highways: Saw Mill Parkway, Taconic State Parkway, I-684, route 117
Distance to NYC: 35 miles
Area: 3.07 sq miles
Population: 10,877 (2010 census)
Commuters from Mount Kisco are able to reach Grand Central Station within an hour from several nearby stations on Metro North’s Harlem Line. The Mount Kisco station is located within walking distance of the village center.
All stations offer a variety of parking options:
Bedford Hills Commuter Capacity: 357 spaces
Chappaqua Commuter Capacity: 1,191 spaces
Beeline Bus Route #19 runs to/from Katonah, Bedford Hills, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Briarcliff Manor and Ossining.
Kisco Cab Car Service 914-666-6000
Ernie's Taxi & Car Service 914-666-7373
Mount Kisco Taxi / Car Service 914-666-7777, 914-244-4444
Ernie’s Transportation 914-666-7379
Greeley Taxi & Limo (Chappaqua) 914-238-0713
Chappaqua Airport & Limousine Service 914-238-3195
Pleasantville Taxi (Pleasantville) 914-610-8668
Frank's Taxi (Bedford Hills) 914-666-6002
Westchester County Airport is only a 20 minute drive.
Mount Kisco is serviced by the Bedford Central School District, including Bedford, Pound Ridge and Mount Kisco. The district's academic programs are consistently ranked among the country's finest, regularly graduating finalists and semi-finalists for National Merit Scholarships and recipients of Regents scholarships. On average over 90% of the district's graduating seniors go on to college.
Fox Lane High School (grades 9-12) 914-241-6085
Fox Lane Middle School (grades 6-8) 914-241-6143
Bedford Hills Elementary (K-grade 5) 914-666-2708
Bedford Village Elementary School (K-grade 5) 914-234-4178
Mount Kisco Elementary School (K-grade 5) 914-666-2677
Pound Ridge Elementary School (K-grade 5) 914-764-8133
West Patent Elementary School (K-grade 5) 914-666-2190
You can also check the website of the New York State Education Department for the full school report on Bedford schools.
The Hackley School (PreK-grade 12) 914-366-2600
The Masters School (grades 5-12) 914-479-6400
Rye Country Day School (PreK-grade 12) 914-967-1417
The Harvey School (grades 6-12) 914-232-3161
Rippowam/Cisqua Lower Campus, Mount Kisco (PreK-grade 4) 914-244-1200
Rippowam/Cisqua Upper Campus, Bedford (grades 5-9) 914-244-1250
Leonard Park is a 116-acre park located in the village, offering recreation programs including basketball, baseball, disc golf, day camps for kids. Located here is the Memorial Complex & Pool that has 3 swimming pools and more great activities and fun for kids and adults year round, as well as fishing on Wallace Pond.
Westmoreland Nature Sanctuary was established in 1957 as a not-for-profit nature center and wildlife preserve and is located on Chestnut Ridge Road off of route 172. Westmoreland also offers a variety of environmental education, conservation and recreational programs and events serving nearly 15,000 visitors every year.
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is located in Mt. Kisco, which is home to the Marlins swim team, after school programs, various sports programs, and a nursery school.
The reservoirs and streams of the Croton reservoir system host some of the best fishing in the Hudson Valley region.
Canine members of the family can play at nearby Canine Commons, a 17 acre dog park complete with off-leash trails and an agility training course. The park is not open to the general public, and a permit is required.
Visit Caramoor Center for Music and Arts on Girdle Ridge Road from September through May to attend indoor concerts. During the summer, two outdoor theaters feature the world’s finest classical and jazz musicians in a dramatically beautiful setting. Rosen House Museum features a collection of Renaissance and Eastern art. Afternoon Tea is offered on Sunday and Wednesday during the summer, and on Thursdays in the fall/spring.
Work-out, swim or play tennis at the Saw Mill Club.
The original Spins Bowl includes 12 brand new top-of-the-line professional lanes with large projection video screens playing your favorite music across the entire center, as well as a nearly 6.000 sq ft arcade.
At ROCKIN’ JUMP The Ultimate Trampoline Park, you get the exercise you need with lots of laughs along the way. It is open daily and offers special activities of all kinds.\
A & S Marketplace is an Italian specialty marketplace that prepares authentic, fresh and delicious food each and every day! They carry a wide variety of Italian imported goods, from olive oils to pastas to coffee. Convenience of private parking and a dedicated and knowledgeable staff who treat patrons like family.
Green’s Natural Foods is your local reliable health food store that offers everything you need from organic produce, natural groceries and dietary supplements.
Mount Kisco is home to many restaurants. Whatever your taste in food there is a good chance it is being served in Mount Kisco. Visit this Restaurant Guide showing all the restaurants that are currently located in the Mount Kisco area. The list is updated regularly.
Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant & Inn was built in 1790, and today it is a farm-to-table restaurant, with award winning wine cellar and bed & breakfast. The upscale restaurant offers New American cuisine.
Kisco River Eatery has been completely redesigned and transformed into an elegant, intimate dining space that has quickly become a local favorite for fine dining and the place to gather with family and friends. Fresh, interesting food, served in a friendly environment with affordable prices make this a wonderful eatery.
The Exit 4 Food Hall is the first of its kind in Westchester County offering local, freshly-prepared food and drinks. The food emphasizes locally-sourced and artisanal crafted items, with constantly changing menus featuring fresh and seasonal food.
You'll love 5 Spice Teahouse & Restaurant, not only for the unique take on Asian cuisine, but also for its personable, friendly staff and great atmosphere.
There are over 400 shops located in the town, including Target, Staples, The Gap, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Chico’s, and Banana Republic. For women’s’ luxury consignment, go to the Penny Pincher Boutique, and for wonderfully curated collection of handmade, unique, eclectic, and one-of-a-kind items go to Beehive Designer Collective.
The Westchester Mall is just 15 minutes away in White Plains (Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, Ann Taylor, Burberry, Coach and more!)
Market profiles are prepared in collaboration with real estate agents who either live or work in the town they write about.