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7.0 out of 10


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Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
May 29, 2018

"Small town friendliness with worldly experience."

Many residents have often lived or worked abroad. For this reason, there is an easy going environment of acceptance of race and gender. The common bond being, beauty, family, nature and serenity. The tiny Waccabuc post office is a community hub where neighbors often catch up while retrieving their mail or engaging in friendly banter with the post office staff. Many community events are planned by the Waccabuc Land owner council such as the progressive neighborhood dinner, new resident cocktail party, community hiking events, Childrens Halloween party and non-denominational Mead Chapel concerts. A broader community network is also available to Waccabuc residents by virtue of the fact that they are part of the Katonah Lewisboro School district.
  • Lake views/ lake access
  • Great small town post office
  • Affordable town camp options
  • Peaceful and green
  • Untouched land areas
  • Excellent schools
  • Well-maintained homes
  • Accepting community of gender and race
  • Hiking and nature activities close by
  • Community association and events
  • Remote
  • Can feel somewhat isolated at times
  • Must travel to get necessities
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5

"A One of a Kind Hamlet"

Waccabuc is a small hamlet in the Town of Lewisboro. It is named after the lake that is a distinctive part of this neighborhood. This little known community has the distinction of having the highest median price of any zip code in Westchester County! This is partly explained by the fact that there is a two acre minimum for any property in Waccabuc with some streets having a four acre minimum requirement. So it is best to think of these as not just homes but as farms and estates. The Waccabuc Landowners Association, which is a collective of the area homeowners, has also bought 100 acres in an effort to preserve the beauty of the landscape and to ensure great hiking trails. As all this indicates, Waccabuc is a great place for people who appreciate the natural beauty of this area and can afford to pay top dollar for it.

There is not much by way of shopping or dining out options in Waccabuc. But it is in the heart of Lewisboro and not far from Danbury, CT and from Katonah both of which are great places for dining out and shopping.

The charm of Waccabuc, for those who choose to live here, is its rural setting and isolation. They enjoy the unpaved roads and opt to go pick up mail from the local post office as a way of catching up with the community. It is interesting to note that the Landowners Association owns the post office and the land around it – they did this when there was talk of closing down a Waccabuc post office and merging it with Lewisboro for cost-cutting. The residents like the area of their unique identity and small town feel strongly and so invested the money needed to keep things that way.

Waccabuc is not for everyone; but for the right person, it can be an incredible experience!
  • Peaceful and green
  • Untouched land areas
  • Remote
  • Not many activities
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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