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Mount Kisco

The Village/Town of Mount Kisco is one of Westchester’s most vibrant communities. Approximately 3 square miles, it is geographically small, but delivers big. Located 43 miles north of New York City, it is easily commutable by train or car, though there is little need to ever leave Mount Kisco as it is known as a premier destination for shopping, fine dining, entertainment and award-winning medical care.

Boutiques, bistros and a movie theater line the walkable downtown urban village, while a variety of residential neighborhoods featuring some sprawling lawns and historic homes fan around it. Part of the highly regarded Bedford Central School District, Mount Kisco is a village of varied faiths, backgrounds and income levels. Residents and visitors value this tight-knit community, considering it a little village with a big heart.

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.

Nearly 11,000 residents span the spectrum of income levels and living accommodations. Residents buy and rent a variety of homes in a variety of neighborhoods. Condominiums, cooperatives, apartments, single-family and multi-family homes and luxury estate houses happily coexist in Mount Kisco. Here, home means more than an individual residence; it is inextricably entwined with the neighborhood in which you live.


Town Facts

  • Mount Kisco is a coterminous Village/Town

  • Incorporated in 1875

  • Local Highways: Saw Mill Parkway, Taconic State Parkway, I-684, route 117

  • Distance to NYC: 43 miles

  • Area: 3.07 sq miles

  • Population: 10,795 (2019)

Transportation

Commuters from Mount Kisco are able to reach Grand Central Terminal just over an hour from several nearby stations on Metro North’s Harlem Line:

PARKING

All stations have Metered Parking Mon-Friday 6:00 am to Midnight, and Saturday and Sundays are free.

CONNECTING SERVICES

  • Beeline Bus Route #19 runs to/from Katonah, Bedford Hills, Mount Kisco, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Briarcliff Manor and Ossining.

TAXIS

AIRPORT


Education

PUBLIC SCHOOL

Mount Kisco is part of the Bedford Central School District which serves students in the Villages of Mount Kisco, Bedford Hills, Bedford Village and Pound Ridge. 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.

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

PRIVATE SCHOOL

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL


Recreation

  • Leonard Park is a 116-acre park located in the village, offering basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, disc golf, playground and picnic area, day camps for kids, and an indoor recreation center and gymnasium. The Memorial Complex & Pool has 3 swimming pools and more great activities and fun for kids and adults year round. Wallace Pond offers fishing  and ice skating per the season.

  • Marsh Sanctuary is the only open space hiking trail area in the city of Mt. Kisco. The sanctuary offers 156 acres of natural settings for the community to explore, including the Kisco River running through the sanctuary on its way to the mighty Hudson River.

  • Westmoreland Nature Sanctuary was established in 1957 as a not-for-profit nature center and wildlife preserve. The 640 acre sanctuary offers a variety of environmental education, conservation and recreational programs and events, and 7.5 miles of hiking trails.

  • 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.

  • Enjoy hiking and walking at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Henry Morgenthau Preserve and Mianus River Gorge Preserve.

  • 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.

  • The Katonah Museum of Art features rotating collections of fascinating exhibits, a tranquil sculpture garden, and an interactive learning center for children.

  • 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.

  • Play golf at the private Mount Kisco Country Club, or at the nearby public course at Hudson Hills Golf Course, offering 7,000-yard, par-71 championship golf course located in nearby Ossining.

  • Located in Chappaqua, the Seven Bridges Field Club offers memberships for year-round family-oriented swim, tennis and paddle tennis clubs.

  • 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, also offering a kitchen and bar.

  • 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.

  • Bow Tie Cinemas offers reserved luxury recliner seating, with casual restaurant fare and full bar service. Nearby theaters include Cortlandt Town Center and the Bedford Playhouse.


Shopping/Dining

  • Do your grocery shopping at the Stop & Shop in the center of town; Shop Rite in Bedford Hills, and Whole Foods in Chappaqua.

  • 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 an award winning wine cellar and bed and 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 and 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 contemporary Asian cuisine, but also for its personable, friendly staff and great atmosphere.

  • There are over 400 shops located in Mount Kisco, including Target, Staples, The Gap, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Chico’s, and Banana Republic, as well as two hotels – the Holiday Inn and Crabtree Kittle House Restaurant and Inn. For women’s luxury consignment, go to the Penny Pincher Boutique, and for a wonderfully curated collection of handmade, unique, eclectic, and one-of-a-kind items go to Beehive Designer Collective.

  • Home Depot is thirty minutes away in Brewster, Yonkers and the Cortlandt Town Center.

  • The Westchester Mall is 15 minutes away in White Plains (Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, and many others).


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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