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.
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
Immerse your children in Italian song, rhyme, movement, and stories with a themed craft activity culminating each lesson. Our experienced teacher implements her own curriculum and songs,and has been teaching young children since 2008. Children learn in an age-appropriate, nurturing setting utilizing fun props. Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided each session for non-Italian...
Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills in
the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and...
WINTER JAZZ BRUNCH SERIES — Jazz Forum with Mark Morganelli
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:30 am
Mark Morganelli, who has presented shows at most of the metropolitan region's major concert halls, will bring his sound, trumpet and trio to Wainwright for his next stop
Reserve early at www.wainwright.org
1st Sunday Gallery Tour
March 1, 2015
Take a 1st Sunday tour led by Museum Docents and learn about Frohawk Two Feathers portraits, wooden sculpture, maps, and scenes of the colonial Hudson Valley through the eyes of fictional Frenglish soldiers.
Free with Museum admission.
Back by popular demand, Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria hosts its second annual “Dining in the Dark” experience benefiting Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Includes a delicious 5-course tasting menu plus gelato. Guests will be offered blindfolds to test just how discriminating their taste buds are with prizes awarded to the diners with the savviest palates. $75 per person. Seating...
This program explains the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. It is presented by members of Westchester Seniors Out Speaking, a project of the Westchester Library System, whose volunteer members are specifically trained to deliver free services relating to Medicare coverage. ...
In the Chinese calendar, 2015 is Year of the sheep/ram. The Lunar New Year is celebrated for two weeks following February 19th. On Sunday, March 1st, ArtsWestchester partners with the Westchester/Hudson Valley chapter of OCA, a national advocacy group for Asian and Pacific Americans, to present a showcase of local and regional traditional artist across a wide variety of art forms, including...
Open the Door to a Delightful and Meaningful Summer of FUN and Learning for Your Bright, Curious Child! Challenge Camp, an ACA accredited camp in Rye, NY celebrating its 35th summer. Courses range from 3D printing, chess, cooking, magic, Minecraft, robotics, theater and more. Including Sports/Swimming and now Fencing! Bus transportation, early/extended day & Kosher lunch options...
Please join us for a celebration of adoption and diversity with the author of Paloma the Possible, Gaily Told Tales. There will be a reading, a discussion with April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive of the Donaldson Adoption Institute, and collage making. Please bring family photos to add to the ongoing project, "All One Family" community collage. This event is FREE...