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8.2 out of 10

Tarrytown

Ranked 5th best city in New York
41.0682825192894 -73.8532459852913
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Internet Access
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Nov 04, 2016

"Tarrytown, mostly great!"

Tarrytown is mostly a great place to live and to visit. I live in Manhattan and take day trips there now and then. People are warm, friendly and in fact diverse. Only bad encounter was from a recent visit. An elderly Caucasian man with his wife were walking two Shiba Inu dogs, and he tried to KICK my puppy when my puppy did not do anything. People nearby confronted him, and so did I. He told me to "go home." Other than him, I had never met anyone as offensive, ignorant and rude as him in Tarrytown. People told me they actually knew who he was and thought he was usually obnoxious. I hate to say this, but people like him truly give towns a bad name.
I was deeply touched by how strangers stood up against him when they did not know me nor my puppy.
This should tell you how great the Tarrrytown people are.
Place is very cute and pretty. It definitely provides a nice break from Manhattan!
Pros
  • Friendly people
  • Historic sites
  • Great community events
  • Lots of nature
  • easy to get to places
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Tarrytown... a charming, lively & fun Hudson River Village..."

Distance to New York City: approximately 25 miles
Size: approximately 3.7 square miles

Overview
Picturesque Tarrytown, meaning Wheat Town in Dutch, was founded around 1650 by Dutch settlers and is nestled within the wooded hills above the banks of the mighty Hudson River. It's most dominating landmark is the Tappan Zee Bridge which connects the New York Thruway between Tarrytown and Nyack.

The Village of Tarrytown blends the quaint charm of a historic river village with the hustle and bustle of a popular downtown area complete with thriving retail businesses, varied dining opportunities and interesting antique and art stores. Few Hudson Valley communities offer the variety of hotels, shops, businesses and restaurants that Tarrytown possesses. Furthermore there are also a number of very beautiful and impressive historic sites to see, such as the grand Gothic Revival Mansion Lyndhurst, Washington Irving's Sunnyside and the picturesque luxury hotel Castle On The Hudson, modeled on an old English Fortress, as well as another really entertaining one, the unique Tarrytown Music Hall, one of the oldest one still in operation in Westchester County.

This village also has several business parks with large corporations, including General Foods, Hitachi, Kraft, Dannon, IBM and Siemens, as tenants. In addition, the New York Knicks and the NY Rangers maintain training camps in Tarrytown. Serviced by Metro North, the roughly 25 miles to Grand Central Station in New York City can be covered within 35 minutes via express service. There are also a number of well maintained major highways allowing for timely travel by car and bus to any point within the Tri State area. For all these reasons Tarrytown is one of the most accessible and appealing river towns in Westchester.

Tarrytown is decidedly white collar since it houses more highly educated people such as artists, designers, scientists, computer professionals, executives, mangers, sales people, health care, office and administrative workers than 90% of other small American communities. This gives Tarrytown a very vibrant feeling.

Housing
Beautiful Tarrytown is home to a wide range of different housing types and styles, starting with coop and condo developments in the low 100,000's and up, through single family homes in all price ranges, and ending with multi-million-dollar mansions and estates. Many of these homes are perched atop the hills overlooking the Hudson River Valley and surrounding landscape. In addition Tarrytown is currently rebuilding part of it's waterfront within a comprehensive master plan offering town homes, stores, professional spaces, restaurants, parks and an aquatic center.

Educational Facilities
Tarrytown shares it's public school system with it's close neighbor Sleepy Hollow. There are also parochial schools in the area, as well as Hackley, a private school, and The EF International School of English.

Recreational Facilities
Tarrytown offers a very active recreational department servicing every age group. Activities include AYSO Soccer, TNT Baseball League, men's softball leagues and more. There are also weekly and monthly markets, festivals and concerts in the parks. The village maintains several parks including Patriot Park on Broadway near the Warner Library, Pierson Park on the waterfront with tennis courts, basketball courts and picnic areas, and Losee Park with lighted softball and baseball fields, also directly on the Hudson River. Tarrytown also has two well equipped marinas run by the the Tarrytown Boat Club & the Washington Irving Boat Club and a public boat launch.

Houses of Worship
Religious congregations in Tarrytown include Christ Episcopal Church, Church of the Magdalene, Church of the Transfiguration and Temple Beth Abraham (Reform).

It's simply a fun place to live...
Pros
  • Easy commute to NYC & Tri State Area
  • Great restaurants
  • Art & antiques
  • Historic sites
  • Great community events
  • Lots of nature
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"History and Culture Merge - Tarrytown"

The Village of Tarrytown brings together the charm of a historic Hudson River town with a living community that incorporates the current times while embracing the past.

Tarrytown was first settled in the mid 1600's and grew from a farming and fishing community to eventually becoming an industrial engine. The automobile industry established itself in the 1890's with Mobile Company of U.S.A. manufactured Walker Steamers. They were followed by Maxwell-Briscoe, and later byThe Chevrolet Motor Co. which later became the General Motors.

Historic sites include Washington Irving's residence and Patriots Park which hosts a monument t and honors three local militia men during the Revolutionary War, Lyndhurst, Castle which today hosts many events year round including The Lyndhurst Craft Fair was the home of railroad magnate Jay Gould,and other, still stands as one of the finest examples of Gothic Architecture.

I must mention the Tarrytown Music Hall which was built by William Wallace, the chocolate candy manufacturer in 1885. it is the oldest continually operating theater in Westchester and has a great variety of dance, theater, film and musical performers from Dave Bromberg, Arlo Gutherie, Lyle Lovett to Joan Rivers and Judy Collins.

Sleepy Hollow, formerly known as North Tarrytown features additional favorites such as Kykuit which was the Rockefeller's summer retreat and the Old Dutch Colonial Church which was built in the 1600's and contains headstones of early settlers to the area. People can still come to every Halloween to see Washington Irving's Headless Horseman ride.

Restaurants will suit any taste and stores abound from antiques, art galleries to a variety of local merchants.

Come and enjoy!
Pros
  • Historic sites
  • Great community events
  • Lots of nature
  • easy to get to places
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"A town with nature, community, and history"

Tarrytown is a really cute town with pretty buildings and houses. There is some great food in town. Lefteris has some of the best gyros for miles around.

There's a strong sense of community here and everyone is very friendly. You feel welcome from day one. Every third friday of the month the town organizes a community event. The events range from scavenger hunts to face painting to music and markets. The goal of these events is to get people to interact with each other. I love that the town does this from a visitors standpoint but I can see that it benefits the residents even more. It's also great for local business because they often get to showcase their foods or services. Whoever thought this up was clearly a genius. It stimulates the local economy and the community's wellbeing.

There are so many historic sites in the area too. Sleepy Hollow, formerly North Tarrytown, is right next door and is home to Washington Irving's former residence and his gravesite.

It's really the kind of place that you have to see to believe. It doesn't have overly impressive houses but the feeling there is indescribable. The mixture of history, nature, community, and the smell of firewood make it almost magical.
Pros
  • Great community events
  • Historic sites
  • Lots of nature
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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