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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Annual opening of our sustainable urban farm and educational center on the Hudson River on Yonkers’ waterfront. This joyous rite of spring brings together elected officials, civic groups, and 200-300 residents from throughout the region for a full day of family fun. Your support will help fund our week-end programs, engaging adults and children in sustainable farming and...
Music City Home Inspection gives you a specified time to hire your own home inspector to check the property out, and protects you from buying a home with serious, previously unknown problems. Your offer should be contingent on the results so that if there are major issues you can walk away from the transaction. If the home inspector only finds minor problems, you also have the option to require...
Plein-Air Impasto Painting Workshop with Susie Fer Caggiano
Saturday, April 29, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn the art of impasto and painting, using a palette knife, with Brazilian artist, Fer. Using palette knives and brushes, while working outside from nature, students will create a finished piece of art in this workshop. Please call or visit our website for supply list.
“Postcards and Other Mementos” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Antonio Alvarez’s abstract acrylic painted collages on wood. Proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and South Presbyterian Church. March 26 through May 7, 2017. Free opening reception on March 26, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald...
Everyone can finish the rhyme April showers… but that is only a part of the water cycle which all of life depends on. Hands on activities to brighten any showery day will have you singing in the rain! Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit teatown.eventbrite.com or call 914-762-2912 x 110.
Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family
Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from 2-4pm. One-time classes for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time....
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Join us for Sheep Shearing Fest! Celebrate the arrival of spring with our farmers, educators and the farm animals that thrive on the fresh spring grass.
At Sheep Shearing Fest, enjoy activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare from local vendors* for the whole family. Here are just some of the highlights:
Observe and talk with our farmers as they shear our flock of sheep