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
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On view: Friday, August 14th – December 6th, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 12th, 5 – 7 pm
HVCCA is honored to present Hermann Nitsch’s one-person installation, “Leviticus.” The installation features Nitsch’s “Leviticus,” his seminal book (52 3⁄4” x 38 1⁄2”) opened to the segment describing the sacrificial...
The Peter Brendler Jazz Quartet, is a group led by famous bassist Peter Brendler, featuring Rich Perry on the saxophone, Peter Evans playing the trumpet, and Vinnie Sperrazza on the drums. The group performs original jazz compositions.
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Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition “New Arrangements: Contemporary Reimagined” to be held October 3 through December 30th, 2015. The all–women show consists of works by Jaq Belcher, Cassandria Blackmore, Ann Gardner, Madeleine Keesing and Jae Ko, illustrating intriguing relationships between form and materiality as they come together in reimagined...
The Fairfield University (3-3) men's basketball team is seeking its fourth consecutive victory when it travels down I-95 to New Rochelle to face MAAC rival Iona College (1-2) tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 1).
It's the first conference game for both squads. Tip-off is at 7:00 pm at Hynes Athletics Center, where the Gaels have won 20 straight games on their home court for head coach Tim...
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 to Wednesday, December 9th, 2015Humane Society of Westchester Facebook Online Auction (starting at 8pm on November 25th, & ending on 8pm on December 9th)
Please join us for the online auction on our Facebook page and see the many items available! The holidays coming soon — there are many great gifts up for auction! All proceeds will be used towards the...
Every Saturday and Sunday in December! Tis’ the season to be jolly! Join in on lots of festive LEGO® fun every weekend in December during Bricktacular! Visit our website for more info:https://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/news-events/event/3901/bricktacular.aspx
Toys for Tots
As the holiday season begins, Westchester Family Orthodontics will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, games, books, and clothes as part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program. All donations will be distributed as holiday gifts to needy children in the local Westchester community. Make a difference in our community! Please stop by our office and help us...
Russell Speeder’s joining forces this holiday season with Toys for Tots
October 20, 2015, Bedford Hills, NY-Russell Speeder’s Car Wash of Bedford Hills, NY announces it is a Toy for Tots drop-off center. Russell Speeder’s Car Wash will serve as a Toys for Tots drop-off location until December . Those wishing to donate can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the store from Monday thru...
Talk Cinema Westchester County Comes to AMC Loews Port Chester... Hollywood Glamour and the Element of Surprise Come to Port Chester With Talk Cinema. Talk Cinema, created in 1992 by Croton-on-Hudson's Harlan Jacobson, is the nation's longest running film preview and discussion series. Talk Cinema showcases a series of brand new independent films in the run up to Oscar season...