Tarrytown is a charming, lively town known for its convenience to New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut and the eastern part of Westchester. Tarrytown’s architecture reflects a rich history-from important colonial sites such as Philipsburg Manor, Patriot’s Park and the Old Dutch Church, to the nineteenth century mansion of Lyndhurst and the Italianate houses on Grove Street. Today, Tarrytown has a busy Main Street filled with restaurants ranging from the most sophisticated and expensive in Westchester to pubs and antique and gift shops. Unlike much of Westchester, Tarrytown has numerous condos and co-ops to supplement its single family homes which range in price from the affordable to expensive.
Village of Tarrytown in town of Greenburgh
Local Highways: Saw Mill Parkway, Routes 9, I-87, I-287
Distance to NYC: 25 miles
Area: 3 sq miles
Population: 11,700 (2000 census)
Commuters from Tarrytown can reach Grand Central in 37 minutes on the Hudson line of Metro North Railroad. The Tarrytown Train Station is located at. 1 Depot Plaza. For information on Metro North Railroad fares and schedules go to www.mta.info
Commuter capacity: 909 cars. Call 914-631-7873 for information on permit parking. Twelve-hour meter parking is also available.
A Bee-Line bus stop at the Tarrytown Train Station for: Routes 1T, 13, and Loop T Shuttle. Bee-Line info: 914-813-7777 or go to www.beelinebus.com for schedules. Also, the Tappan Zee Express (TZX-1) provides transportation across the bridge from Spring Valley and Nyack for commuters. Call 845-364-3333 or visithttp://www.mta.info/mnr/html/tappanz/schedules/springvalleynywk_sched.htm
Tarrytown as well as the Sleepy Hollow are serviced by the local Tarrytown Union Free School District,. Students progress through school as a cohesive unit. Tappan Hill has grades PK-K, first graders attend John Paulding, grades 2-3 attend Morse, and grades 4-6 attend Washington Irving, while grades 9-12 attend Sleepy Hollow High School For more information on the school district, you can access their website www.tufsd.org. You can also check the website of New York State Education Department for the full school report on Tarrytown schools athttp://emsc33.nysed.gov/repcrd2004/links/c66_dist
The Hackley SchoolPreK-12(914) 631-0128
The Masters SchoolPreK-12(914) 693-0128
Immaculate Conception School PreK-8: (914) 591-9330
Maria Regina High School 9-12 Girls: (914) 761-3300
St. Ann’s School PK-8: (914) 941-0312
St Augustine’s School PreK-8: (914) 232-1200
Transfiguration School PreK-8: (914) 631-3737
Our Lady of Victory Academy 9-12 Girls: (914) 693-1633
- Boat on the Hudson River from the Irvington or Tarrytown Boat Club.
- Hike or bike on around the beautiful Lakes area of Tarrytown on the Lakes Extension of the North Country Trailway, a part of the Westchester County Trailway system.
- Kingsland Point Park, Palmer Avenue off Route 9 in Sleepy Hollow, is scenically located on a substantial crescent of land curving into the Hudson River. Picnic and play ball while enjoying breathtaking and unobstructed 180º views across the river to the Palisades. Adjacent to the park is the historic 19th century Tarrytown Lighthouse. While no longer in use, it provides a nostalgic reminder of the Hudson River’s colorful shipping history. Several times each year, the lighthouse is opened for guided tours.
- Graham Hills Mountain Bike Trail is just off of Route 117; across from the Pleasantville campus of Pace University. This 431 acre park is geared to experienced mountain bike riders and hikers who appreciate a rugged and diverse terrain.
- Horseback riding lessons and trail riding can be arranged through area stables such as Beech Hill Farm, Beech Hill Rd, Pleasantville (914) 762-9882 and Fox Hill Farms, 204 Old Sleepy Hollow Rd., Pleasantville, (914) 769-9813.
- Take a tour the Historic Hudson Valley properties of Sunnyside, the Washington Irving residence in Irvington, 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 in Pocantico 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.
- 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 Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown; one of Westchester’s oldest surviving theaters. Built in 1885, it continues to be a venue for some of today’s most popular entertainers and productions.
- The Warner Library has many public programs for children of all ages.
- Blue at Stone Barn Agricultural Center on the Rockefeller family estate offers a farmers market with products raised on the farm and classes on ie., food preparation as well as tours, lecture series. Go to their webiste to learn more. (914) 366-6200
- Tarrytown’s numerous antique stores include Bittersweet Antiques, Tarrytown Art & Antiques, North Castle Antiques, the Tarrytown Antique Center and Tarrytown Art & Antiques-all on Main Street-make it a destination for browsers
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns is an extraordinary newcomer. Located on the Rockefeller property in nearby Pocantico uses food grown on their grounds. Dining at Blue Hill is an unforgettable experience.
- Chiboust, a sophisticated, sleek restaurant on Main Street, Tarrytown, with exceptional pastry has been getting accolades from every source.
- Equus, at The Castle at Tarrytown, offers exceptional dining in a magical setting-often accompanied by a Hudson River view.
- Some of the best ethnic restaurants in Westchester are in Tarrytown. Try Lefteris — you can find it by the line out the door — for casual Greek. Santa Fe has been known as the gold standard for Mexican food for years. Caravela offers fine Portugese cuisine. All have the distinction of being named “Best of Westchester” restaurants. Wasabi on Broadway in Sleepy Hollow has great…you guessed it …Sushi!
- Waterfront dining can be found at Striped Bass at the Tarrytown Boat Club, opposite the train station, which predictably specializes in sea food and Sunset Cover down the street at the nearby Irvington Boat Club.
- Horsefeather’s on Broadway in Tarrytown has great pub food-huge sandwiches, the best burgers around and satisfying salads.
- Gourmet food stores include Mint, a newcomer with lovely interesting selections and the Tarrytown Gourmet with a large selection of prepared food, deli and bakery items.
- The Westchester Mall is 15 minutes away in White Plains (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s, Nieman Marcus)
- Stew Leonard’s, Costco and Home Depot are nearby just off I-87.
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