The 411: With its earliest roots as an encampment during the Revolutionary War, Dobbs Ferry is a modern-day village within the town of Greenburgh. The village is named after a historical ferry service that transported residents across the Hudson River during the latter half of the 19th century. The village offers mostly single-family housing, except for a smattering of condos and co-ops along its Main Street/downtown area, which has recently blossomed into a lively dining scene. “Dobbs,” as it is known by the locals, offers a variety of educational opportunities beyond public schooling, including parochial and private boarding schools such as Our Lady of Victory, the Masters School, and the Alcott Montessori School. Dobbs Ferry also houses Mercy College, making it a prime location for commuting college students. Taking full advantage of its scenic character, the village offers Gould Park with a community pool, Memorial park, and Waterfront Park with a marina along the Hudson.
Size: 3.2 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $630,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Time to Grand Central: 41 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Former Dateline NBC anchor Stone Phillips, NBA player Mark Blount, voice actor Bradley Bolke, actress Jane Alexander, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg
Household: $70,333 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $93,127 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
80.7% Caucasian 7.6% Asian 7.4% African American 4.3% Other 7.0% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 11 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 5 Assault: 6 Burglary: 22 Property Crimes: 136
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