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Located only 27 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River, 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.

In 1813, the Village of Ossining became the first incorporated village in Westchester County to be state-chartered. Today, Ossining is a culturally diverse, affordable place to live, rich in both history and natural beauty.

Approximately 30,000 people reside in the three and one half square miles of this historic Village on the Hudson River, which boasts extensive shopping, recreational programs, educational enrichment opportunities, and excellent municipal services.

The Ossining Union Free School District serves about 5,000 students from Ossining and Briarcliff Manor in six schools. Ossining sets high standards for students, embraces diversity and believes all children can learn and become informed responsible citizens. Students in the High School’s prestigious Science Research Program routinely receive national and international awards.

Lovely parks, nature preserves and extensive wooded areas characterize this historic town. Enjoy exploring downtown Ossining with the established Downtown Walking Tour as well as the heritage Museum in the Streets tour.  As you arrive at each location, take a walk through time by discovering facts and unique characteristics about the Downtown Ossining Historic District.

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: 24,998 (2018)


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.


The train station commuter lot has 68 metered parking spots owned by Metro-North as well as 660 permit spots owned by the Village of Ossining. To apply for a permitted parking spot, please contact the Clerk’s office @ 914.762.8428 to be placed on the waitlist. Municipal lot parking permits are only issued in person by the Clerk’s office at 16 Croton Avenue.



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. Currently suspended during Covid-19 Pandemic.


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. For rates outside of the Village, please contact your preferred taxi company.


The Bee-Line Bus Service is operated by the Westchester County Department of Transportation.




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

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






  • Melita’s Home, one of Ossining’s treasures, has 3 floors of ceramics imported from Europe and South America and fine antique furniture. Melita’s is consistently recognized as one of the finest decorating shops in Westchester and a ‘Best of Westchester’ choice from Westchester Magazine.

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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