The 411: Settled by Quakers in the 1730s, this hamlet is a tony enclave in the middle of the county, just nine miles north of White Plains, and 31 miles from midtown Manhattan. Despite its close and convenient proximity to urban centers, Chappaqua is known for its upsacale, quiet neighborhoods and excellent public school system. A low population density (a third of the village comprises single-family homes, while another third is undeveloped land) contributes to the village’s charming New England vibe, and it is replete with many historic homes, barns, and structures dating back to the Revolutionary War. Chappaqua retains its crown as the one of the nation’s most affluent, quiet, and picturesque suburbs.
Size: 9.4 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $825,250 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes (New Castle): $17,619 Closest Metro-North Stop: Chappaqua (Harlem Line) Time to Grand Central: 52 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Model and actress Vanessa Williams, CNN president Jonathan Klein, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, President Bill Clinton and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Household: $163,201 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $180,451 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
91.8% Causasian 5.6% Asian 1.7% Other Races 0.9% African American 2.6% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e. already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst) Violent Crime: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (New Castle) (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 5 Murder: 1 Rape: 0 Robbery: 3 Assault: 1 Burglary: 21 Property Crimes: 77
Chappaqua, Main Street, 1910-1912.
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