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Croton on Hudson

The historic village of Croton-on-Hudson is located thirty five miles north of New York City and runs eight miles along the shoreline of the Hudson River. Situated at the confluence of the Croton and Hudson Rivers, the topography of the village affords dramatic views of Haverstraw Bay and the Croton River Gorge. The village was formally incorporated in the Town of Cortlandt in 1898, but its history begins much earlier.

The village’s history dates back to the 17th century, and archaeological evidence indicates that it was populated by Native Americans as early as 4950 BC. A 1718 census reports 91 inhabitants, including Dutch settlers and English Quakers, who farmed or worked on the mills that were developing along the Croton River.

By the 19th century, shipping, ship-building and manufacturing had become the predominant industries, along with work on the railroad and construction of the Croton and New Croton Dams and the New Croton Aqueduct. Construction began on the dam in 1837 and lasted 15 years, providing many jobs for Irish immigrants who emigrated to escape the potato famines. It is estimated that at one point 10,000 laborers were working on the project. This influx of immigrants significantly increased the population of the village and surrounding areas, so that by the time of its incorporation in 1898, the population had grown to 1,000, then to over 1,700 only a few years later. Today there are over 8,000 residents.

This picturesque and historic village is characterized by beautiful vistas, riverfront parks and extensive wooded areas. Known as an artists colony, this best kept secret has quickly become THE hot spot of Westchester.


Town Facts

  • Village of Croton-on-Hudson was incorporated in 1898 and is part of the Town of Cortlandt.

  • Local Highways: Taconic Parkway, Route 9 and 9A

  • Village area: 4.88 square miles

  • Distance to NYC: 35 miles

  • Population: 8,243 (2016)


Transportation

The local Metro North Croton-Harmon Train Station is the hub of the Hudson River line. Express trains are 48 minutes to Grand Central Terminal.

PARKING

  • The largest parking lot in Westchester with 1,903 spaces. (Parking Map)

  • Village residents automatically get a parking permit.

  • Outside the village, there may be a wait-list for permits.

  • Metered Parking is in effect Mon-Friday 6:00 am to Midnight. Saturday and Sundays are Free.

CONNECTING SERVICES

TAXI’S

  • J & S Taxi 914-271-3333

  • Larry’s Taxi 914-271-3777

AIRPORT


Education

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Small class size and an outstanding faculty contribute to Croton-Harmon School District’s superb reputation. The district has been recognized by the state and the nation for its outstanding programs and services. The elementary and middle school have both been named Schools of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education;the high school has been named one of Westchester’s top high schools, and was included in the Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report listing of the top high schools in the nation.

For a full school report on Croton-Harmon School District, please visit New York State Education Department.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS

CHILD CARE

  • Happy Hearts on the Hudson provides an environment rich in self-expression and self- confidence for infants through 8 years old who learn through play.

  • Childrenspace has been operating since 1978 and remains the only full day, year-round, early childhood program exclusively for preschoolers in Croton.

AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING PROGRAM

  • Kumon Math and Reading Center of Ossining has been operating for more than 15 years, and their after-school academic program has helped children succeed in school, fostering independent critical thinking, and children advance at their own pace.


Recreation


Shopping/Dining


Additional Resources

PET FOOD AND SUPPLIES

DOG WALKING/PET CARE

FOOTWEAR

FITNESS

  • New York Sports Club in Croton is a fully equipped fitness facility offering hi-tech cardio machines, thousands of pounds of free weights and kettlebells, certified trainers, unlimited classes, sauna, UXF Training Zone and babysitting.

  • Premier Athletic Club has served the families of northern Westchester for over 40 years in nearby Montrose. Many offerings include on-site childcare, personal training, women’s fitness, basketball court, aquatics, racquet sports, group fitness classes and a new premier turf dome.

DENTIST

PEDIATRICIAN

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

DRY CLEANERS

AUTO REPAIR

CAR RENTAL

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