The 411: Hawthorne, an unincorporated hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the Town of Mount Pleasant, is a middle-of-the-road kind of place—literally. Situated smack-dab in the center of Westchester County, it is blessed with an enviable location, great access, nearby parks, restaurants, and shopping, a close-knit community, and more affordable housing than some of its neighboring towns. Originally known as Hammond’s Mills, the hamlet changed its name to Unionville after the Revolutionary War. By the late 19th century, Unionville, previously a farming community, had been subdivided into small parcels of land. In 1901, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, daughter of author Nathaniel Hawthorne, founded Rosary Hill Home, to care for terminally ill cancer patients, in neighboring Thornwood, where it still operates. In her honor, Unionville was rechristened Hawthorne. The hamlet is sandwiched between Thornwood and Valhalla and bisected by the Sprain Brook Parkway. Just to the west lies Route 9A (Saw Mill River Road) and its main north-south thoroughfare is Route 141 (Commerce Street), which houses a number of small businesses and restaurants and runs parallel to the Metro-North train tracks.
Size: 1.7 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $534, 940 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $11,636
Closest Metro-North Stop: Hawthorne (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 43 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Final resting place of Babe Ruth, James Cagney, and Billy Martin at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery Median Income
Household: $71,370 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $82,042 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
87.1% Caucasian 4.3% African American 7.1% Other 1.5% Asian 11.0% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006): N/A
Bubbles in Hawthorne, submitted by James Wurster. This is our current featured photo for Hawthorne. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Hawthorne page.
Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....
Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity. Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing. Individual instruction given. Work at your own pace. Students bring supplies to class.
Join in the fun. The Color Camera Club in celebration of Artsestchester ARTSEE Festival provides a learning and fun experience for those interestd in photogrphy who want to better their skills. NOW is a great time to express yourself through the use of your camera, learn new teqniques, open up your artisic abilities and enjoy the hobby of photography. Document your family events, create...
Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer. See elegant 19th century restored period rooms, and highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. Free with Museum admission.
On the South Lawn John Ruppert transforms prison-grade metal chain link into vessel-like forms that define volume yet remain ethereal and porous. At the KMA, the intense yellow industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the landscape, as is the mesmeric effect of the material's shifting patterns. Ruppert's 14-foot tall sculpture simultaneously contrasts and compliments its verdant...
Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Summer Dining Room of the historic Rosen House, overlooking the romantic Spanish Courtyard. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas all served in the most exquisite vintage china. The Tea is...
Designed for students 15 and over, this class is an intensive studio experience in drawing and painting. A variety of media will be explored, such as acrylics, charcoal, oil pastel, and ink. Projects are devised to build skills in drawing and painting as well as express individuality and creativity. This is an excellent course for the serious art student or the student who needs to prepare a...
This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...