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.
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Entry is $130 per person
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