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Hastings on Hudson

The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is a true River Town – the descriptive term for Westchester Villages dotting the Hudson River’s eastern bank. The village is located nineteen miles north of New York City, with a mere 30 minute commute to Grand Central Station. Its reputation as an artist’s community dates back to the late 1800’s when the famous Hudson River School painter Jasper F. Cropsey made the town his home.

During the American Revolution, Hastings-on-Hudson had lain between the lines of the warring forces, and although declared neutral territory, the area became a no-man’s land and was raided repeatedly by both sides. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, thousands of people were employed as part of the town’s thriving riverfront industries.

Since then, part of Hastings’ riverfront has been redeveloped, and Main Street illustrates the harmonious blending of the old and new, with several circa 1900 structures coexisting with riverside parks and trails. Picnic at MacEachron Waterfront Park, or launch a kayak from adjacent Kinnally Cove and enjoy the magnificent views of the Palisades, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline.

Hastings takes pride in its excellent Blue Ribbon schools, and the village has a friendly, unpretentious style. Sited on three hills in an especially beautiful spot on the Hudson River, Hastings-on-Hudson offers many open green spaces, parks and trailways, with housing choices ranging from the modest to the luxurious.


Town Facts


Transportation

Commuters from the Hastings Train Station reach Grand Central Station in 32 minutes on the Hudson line of Metro North Railroad.

PARKING

  • Permit parking for 402 cars. (Parking Map)

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

CONNECTING SERVICES

TAXIS

AIRPORT


Education

PUBLIC SCHOOL

The Hastings Union Free School District includes the village of Hastings-on-Hudson and a portion of the Town of Greenburgh, and consists of three schools, each highly-rated and is recognized by the United States Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.

For a full school report on the Hastings UFSD, please visit New York State Education Department.

PRIVATE SCHOOL

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL


Recreation


Shopping/Dining

  • Do your weekly food shopping at FoodTown; go to Four Seasons Marketplace, the local grocery store that offers organic produce and has deli takeout; Food For Thought is a natural and organic food store offering full lines of meats, dairy, organic, and gluten-free foods; Hastings Prime Meats offers home cooked meals created fresh daily; take 10 minute drive south to Yonkers to shop at Stew Leonards and Whole Foods. Every Saturday the Hastings Farmers’ Market brings farm-fresh produce and goods from the Hudson Valley to the village.

  • There are many fine established restaurants to choose from; a cozy, brick-and-stone saloon, Maud’s Tavern is a Hastings institution serving classic comfort food, with outdoor seating with a wonderful view of the Hudson; sitting on the river is Harvest-on-Hudson, having a Tuscan villa vibe with its large patio, giant stone fireplace and fabulous, fresh cuisine. Brunch on the weekends, happy hour everyday but Saturday, and hosts their Friday Night Dinner Series with a 5-Course Tasting Menu with Beverage Pairings; Saint George Bistro is a New-French Bistro offering reworked classics, local seafood, fine meats, seasonal veggies, French wine, and weekend brunch; Bread and Brine offers oysters, lobster rolls & other New England favorites in a casually chic setting with a raw bar; Boro6 Wine Bar is a cozy, elegant venue with a marble bar, offering wine & beer along with charcuterie & Italian tapas; Saint George Bistro is a New-French Bistro offering reworked classics, local seafood, fine meats, seasonal veggies, French wine, plus weekend brunch.

  • Get some good old fashioned ice cream at Penny Lick, who source their dairy from ethically treated local cows, and use only sustainable whole-food ingredients; By The Way Bakery make their baked goods from scratch, by hand, and in small batches daily; Antoinette’s Patisserie is a quaint, European-inspired cafe offering sandwiches, pastries & artisanal espresso, specializing in fine foods made fresh daily by an award-winning chef.

  • Galleries include Upstream Gallery, a unique community of arts professionals whose members work together cooperatively, and Square Peg Gallery, showcasing both emerging and established artists.

  • Central Avenue in Yonkers is Westchester’s most diverse shopping street with outlets from just about every major retailer in the country, and just minutes from Hastings via Jackson Avenue.

  • Rivertowns Square is Westchester County’s new open-air village of retail, restaurants, cinema and lodging next door in Dobbs Ferry.

  • The Westchester Mall is 20 minutes away in White Plains (Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, and many others).

  • The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in nearby Yonkers is a stylish theater chain for new & classic films featuring cocktails & creative bites served seat-side.

  • Costco, Lowes and Home Depot are nearby just off I-87.


Market profiles are prepared in collaboration with real estate agents who either live or work in the town they write about.

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