The 411: For those who want an upstate feel but don’t really feel like leaving the county, the town of Cortlandt has everything you need. Located in the northwestern part of the county, Cortlandt is full of wooded hills, watershed lands, and streams. The town is situated in 50-plus miles of rural territory bordering the Hudson River and Peekskill to the west, Putnam County to the north, Yorktown to the east, and Ossining and New Castle to the south. It includes the incorporated villages of Buchanan and Croton and the hamlets of Cortlandt Manor, Crompond, Crugers, Montrose, Verplanck, Lake Peekskill, and a section of Mohegan Lake. The town is named after the Van Cortlandt family, who began purchasing land in 1677, and some of the town’s roads date back to the Revolutionary War. In fact, furnaces that were used to make ammunition for troops were located on Furnace Dock Road. Cortlandt offers residents beautiful scenery, and much of the beauty in Cortlandt can be seen at Blue Mountain Reservation, which features more than seven miles of trails for hiking and recreation.
Population: 40,226 Size: 50.2 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $426,700 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $9,110 Closest Metro-North Stop: Cortlandt (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 55 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Politician Philip Van Cortlandt, composer Aaron Copland, Hendrick Hudson
Household: $75,442 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $89,053 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
Ethnic Composition 88.6% Caucasian 4.2% Other 4.6% African American 2.6% Asian 7.2% 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)
% Adults with at Least a Bachelor’s Degree: 39.9
High Schools: Walter Panas, Hendrick Hudson (http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/April-2009/High-School-Report-Card/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc)
Elementary School: Furnace Woods
Grades/Type of Organization: K-5/By Grade Level Average Class Size: 22 % Special Ed Students: 7 % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 23/60/83
Cortland's Main Street. Postcard,1906. This is our current featured photo for Cortlandt Manor. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Cortlandt Manor page.
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On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm
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On Saturdays and Sundays at 11am-5pm, visit Madava Farms, Home of Crown Maple Syrup.
Located on 800 acres of pristine land in the Taconic Hardwood Forrest, Crown Maple makes the perfect day trip.
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Love, The First of the 7 Virtues
February 14 - December 6, 2015
It is with great enthusiasm that HVCCA launches a year of exhibitions and education programs exploring the artistic representation of Love: The First of the 7 Virtues and its antithesis, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust. Developed as an FWMA (Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance) collaboration, each museum will explore a...