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Yorktown

The Town of Yorktown is a beautiful community in Northern Westchester County, New York, with forty square miles of rolling hills, farmland, residential areas and light industry. The town is made up of five business hamlets: Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Crompond, and Yorktown Heights, and twelve distinct residential neighborhoods each with their own unique character and identity.

The Town of Yorktown is a beautiful community in Northern Westchester County, New York, with forty square miles of rolling hills, farmland, residential areas and light industry. The town is made up of five business hamlets: Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Crompond, and Yorktown Heights, and twelve distinct residential neighborhoods each with their own unique character and identity.

Yorktown comprises many parks and open spaces where residents enjoy activities from swimming and playing sports, to hiking nature trails and picnicking with family and friends. With excellent schools, active community organizations, and dedicated civic leaders, Yorktown is a vibrant community.

The Town of Yorktown is served by four excellent school districts (see below). The Community & Cultural Center offers a 550-seat theatre, senior citizen gathering places, a gymnasium and the Yorktown Museum. The J.C. Hart Library in Shrub Oak is one of the town’s special treasures.

Yorktown includes extensive recreational facilities with over 1400 acres of town and state parks; five miles of the twenty-two mile North-South County Trailway bike and pedestrian path; one of the county’s largest nature preserves at Teatown Lake Reservation; and 18-hole public golf courses.


Town Facts


Transportation

The local Metro North train station, Croton-Harmon, is the hub of the Hudson River line, and is a 15-minute commute from southern Yorktown via the Taconic Parkway. Express trains to Grand Central Station are 48 minutes.

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

TAXIS

AIRPORT


Education

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Residents in the Town of Yorktown are served by four area school districts:

Yorktown Central School District

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

Croton-Harmon School District

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

Lakeland Central School District

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

Ossining Union Free School District

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

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS


Recreation

  • The John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak provides a center for intellectual, personal, and cultural enrichment to the people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • There are 14 locally designated Historic Landmarks in the Town of Yorktown, including the Yorktown Railroad Station (Old Put, ca. 1888), Davenport House (held by George Washington troops, ca. 1750), and the Old Croton Dam (first large masonry dam in the nation, ca. 1842).

  • Visit a recreated 18th century home and an early Mohegan Indian settlement at the Yorktown Museum in Yorktown Heights.

  • Delighting audiences for 21 seasons and funded solely by its own programs, Yorktown Stage mounts productions, featuring a wide variety of 1st rate, live, professional theatre, including hit Broadway musicals, revivals of the classics and Children’s Musicals. Additionally, individual voice and dance lessons are available through our resident artistic directors and choreographers.

  • Teatown Lake Reservation is a nonprofit nature preserve and environmental education center with 15 miles of hiking trails, a two-acre island refuge for over 230 species of native wildflowers, year-round programming, wildlife exhibits, and natural science day camps in the summer and school breaks.

  • Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve is a 125 acre preserve offering summit views at 831 feet to the Croton Reservoir and Dam, the Hudson River, the New York City skyline to the south, Bear Mountain across the Hudson, the Hudson Highlands, and on a clear day, the ridge of the Shawangunks.

  • Walk, bike, rollerblade, or run the North County Trailway, a 22.1 mile paved path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. The Trailway runs from Eastview in the Town of Mount Pleasant north to Baldwin Place in the Town of Somers on the Putnam County border. Another 14.1 miles south from Eastview to the Bronx border is the South County Trailway, following the course of the former Putnam Division Railroad which spans 14.1 miles through southern Westchester County, from Eastview to the New York City line.

  • Rolling hills and moderately steep slopes combine to make Mohansic Golf Course the most challenging of the county’s courses. All 18 tees have recently been fully renovated, and several greens have been upgraded. Clinics and private lessons are available to adult and junior golfers. This county-owned facility is open for golfers from mid April until mid December. For the remainder of the late fall, winter and early spring, it is available for walking and cross-country skiing.

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park offers spacious pavilion and picnic areas, newly renovated huge playground with climbing walls and rocks, swings, regulation basketball courts, Disc Golf, and concession stands for people of all ages to enjoy. The park’s mammoth pool can hold 3,500 bathers at one time. The park’s oases of blue water, Mohansic Lake and Crom Pond, provide excellent freshwater fishing, boating and trails.

  • The Yorktown Community Dog Park is located at Sylvan Glen Preserve, which is at the corner of Morris Lane and Grant Ave in Yorktown Heights and is open to all Yorktown residents with two or four legs, open daily from dawn to half an hour after dusk.


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