The 411: A cozy riverfront community with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, Hastings-on-Hudson is a quiet village nestled along the eastern bank of the Hudson River. A former industrial center, Hastings’s waterfront is slowly transforming from an area rife with abandoned factories to one comprising restaurants, parks, and tennis courts. The village has long been a haven for writers, artists, and academics, and, remarkably, the small hamlet boasts five Nobel laureates. Shoppers and diners welcome the conspicuous absence of chain stores and franchises, city-bound commuters enjoy a short train ride to Grand Central (38 minutes), and nature lovers delight in the community’s many public playing fields and parks, including a scenic section of the ubiquitous Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.
Size: 2.9 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $725,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $15,479 Closest Metro-North Stop: Hastings-on-Hudson (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 38 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg; MSNBC news personality Keith Olbermann; Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 after being convicted of espionage.
Household: $83,188 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $129,227 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
89.8% Caucasian 4.1% Asian 3.7% Other Races 2.4% African American 4.5% 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: 2 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 22 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 20 Burglary: 14 Property Crimes: 120
Hastings-on-Hudson train station ca. 1900
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