Located on the Hudson River, and only 27 miles north of New York City, Ossining offers a mix of urban, suburban and rural communities. Ossining’s many and varied neighborhoods include Revolutionary-era village homes, streets of Victorian mansions, riverfront estates, lovely condominium complexes, sprawling suburban dwellings and pastoral country properties. Lovely parks, nature preserves and extensive wooded areas characterize this historic town. Downtown Ossining has many majestic buildings and churches, as well as excellent restaurants. With the Hudson River greeting you at every turn, you’ll understand how it has anchored this community and its inhabitants over the centuries.

Town Facts

Village of Ossining is in the Town of Ossining

Local Highways: Taconic Parkway, Routes 9, 9A and 133

Distance to NYC: 30 miles

Village area: 6.3 square miles (3.2 square miles of land, 3.1 square miles of water)

Population: 25,060 (2010 Census)


Commuters of Ossining can reach Grand Central Station in 48 minutes on the Hudson line of Metro North Railway, with trains stopping every half hour. The Ossining Train Station is located at 1 Main Street and Westerly Road.

Parking facility: The Village of Ossining has approximately 600 on-street or off-street parking municipal parking spaces in the downtown area. All 68 municipal spots are either metered, timed, or are permitted spots. Municipal lot parking permits are issued in person by the Clerk’s office. To apply for a permitted parking spot, please contact the Clerk’s office 914-762-8428 to be placed on the waitlist.


The Haverstraw-Ossining High Speed Ferry is run by the MTA that delivers people to and from Haverstraw that operates from a dock located adjacent to the Ossining station. 


The Village of Ossining has numerous taxi companies. First passenger from any point within the Village of Ossining to any point within the Village of Ossining is $4.75. Each additional passenger originating and going to the same point is an additional $1.00. 


The Bee-Line Bus Service is operated by the Westchester County Department of Transportation, which operates through Ossining. Route #13 runs to/from Port Chester, White Plains, Tarrytown, Phelps Memorial Hospital and Port Chester with intermediate stops and Route #19 runs to/from Katonah, Mt.Kisco, Reader's Digest, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, and Briarcliff. 


Public SchoolS:

Ossining is serviced by the local Ossining Union Free School District, where students progress through school as a cohesive group.

The district has many gifted, after-school programs and activities, including an elementary jazz band.

You can also check the website of the New York State Education Department for the full school report on Ossining schools.

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