TarrytownThe Village of Tarrytown brings together the charm of a Historic Hudson River Town with the vibrancy of a living community; a place where parents raise their children, where seniors retire, and where a full range of businesses meet our needs each day.
The area was settled by the Dutch in 1648, and development began after the American Revolution as a river port. The Hudson River Railroad arrived in 1849, and the Village was incorporated in 1870. 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 North Grove Street Historic District with elaborate Italianate residences that have remained largely unaltered today.
Tarrytown’s vibrant downtown features an appealing variety of restaurants and shops, as well as the historic Tarrytown Music Hall that attracts an international roster of performers. The Village’s Main Street is filled with restaurants ranging from the most sophisticated and expensive in Westchester, to pubs and antique shops.
The Village is known for its convenience to New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut and the eastern part of Westchester. Also, unlike much of Westchester, Tarrytown has numerous condos and co-ops to supplement its single family homes that range in price from the affordable to the expensive.
Local Highways: Saw Mill Parkway, Routes 9, I-87, I-287
Distance to NYC: 25 miles
Area: 3.8 sq miles
Population: 11,295 (2020 census)
12-hour meter parking in effect Mon-Friday 6:00 am to Midnight. Saturday and Sundays are Free.
The Westchester County Airport is a 25 minute drive.
A highly rated school district, the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns serve students from the villages of Tarrytown and the legendary Sleepy Hollow, with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1.
Tarrytown’s Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the residents of the Village by providing a variety of event programming and well-rounded recreational activities, including:
Basher Field has 2 ballfields.
Lagana Field has a ball/soccer field, tennis, basketball.
Losee Park has a picnic area and playground.
Patriot’s Park is home to the popular Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from May to October. This park has playground equipment and a basketball court, and is next door to The Warner Library with its many public programs for children, teens and adults.
Pierson Park has a picnic area with pavilion, hard tennis courts, basketball, playground, as well as the Senior Center.
RiverWalk Park is located on the Hudson, offering a riverside esplanade, grass terraces and lawns, and an “eco-corridor” filled with native plants. Activities include biking, dog walking on leash, fishing, picnicking, and walking.
Kingsland Point Park is an 18-acre park built in 1926 offering picnic areas, ballfields, hiking, fishing and playgrounds, with breathtaking and unobstructed 180º views across the river to the Palisades, and adjacent to the historic Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse.
Graham Hills Park in nearby Mt Pleasant is a 431-acre park geared toward experienced mountain bike riders and hikers who appreciate rugged and diverse terrain. Considered a premier mountain biking destination, it is one of only three county parks in Westchester open to mountain bikes. (Trail Map)
Hike, bird watch, jog, stroll, dog walk, cross-country ski and snow-shoe at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, a 1,600 acre state park in Sleepy Hollow. It has 55 miles of carriage roads traversing acres of woodlands, fields, wetlands, bridges, and waterways.
Public horse trails are available at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, offering 55 miles of carriage and horse-riding trails for an annual fee, and the Three Lakes Trail Loop in Teatown Lake Reservation.
Take a tour of Van Cortlandt Manor, an estate located in Croton-on-Hudson that dates back to the 1600’s. Part of the Historic Hudson Valley, the Manor began as a 220-acre home and farm run by Stephanus Van Cortlandt, a Dutch settler.
Take a tour of the Historic Hudson Valley properties of Sunnyside, the Washington Irving residence in Irvington, Philipsburg Manor (a pre-Revolutionary home and working farm) in Sleepy Hollow. 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, one of Westchester’s oldest surviving theaters built in 1885, and continues to be a venue for some of today’s most popular entertainers and productions.
For local food shopping, there is CTown Supermarket, or take a 10 minute drive south to Stop & Shop; there is a plethora of small local grocers, mini marts, and delis to choose from. For fresh local produce, visit the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market on Saturdays. Mint Premium Foods is a gourmet food shop and cozy cafe offering inventive Mediterranean fare.
There are many dining choices: The RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen is a Hudson Harbor eatery with farm-to-fork new American fare and biodynamic wine, plus a bakery and gourmet shop; The Twisted Oak is a small, sophisticated bistro preparing contemporary and locally sourced American cuisine; Bistro12 is a stylish, contemporary Italian/New American bistro serving pasta, steaks and more in a compact space; Sweet Grass Grill has a regularly changing American menu featuring local ingredients in a casual, rustic setting; Tarry Tavern serves hearty, modern American meals in a cozy rustic cherrywood space; Lefteris Gyro is a bustling eatery offering a traditional Greek menu, plus familiar burgers and hot sandwiches. Staples in Tarrytown include J.P. Doyles Restaurant and Public House, a come-as-you-are pub offering beers and comfort eats in a homey space with a backyard; and Horsefeathers serves over 100 different menu items daily, with something to delight every type of palate, with Brunch offered on the weekend.
Shopping choices include Rivertowns Square, a 15 minute drive to Westchester County’s new open- air village of retail, restaurants, cinema and lodging in Dobbs Ferry; The Westchester Mall is a 15 minute drive to White Plains (Nordstrom’s, Neiman Marcus, Crate & Barrel, and many others).
A 20 minute drive south brings you to Central Avenue in Yonkers, Westchester’s most diverse shopping street with outlets from just about every major retailer in the country. There is also Stew Leonard’s, Costco and Home Depot, just off the Sprain Brook Parkway and I-87.
A 30 minute drive north brings you to Cortlandt Town Center in Mohegan Lake, offering over 40 stores, including Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, various clothing stores and restaurants, and a 12-screen Regal UA Theater.
The Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets is located about 30 minutes away in Central Valley. Covering an extensive area, it features 250 of the most sought after, high-end fashion and designer retail brands in the world.
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