The 411: A mini-metropolis in the heart of horse country, Mount Kisco is the shopping and dining Mecca for Northern Westchester. Retail giants like Target, Gap, Chico’s, and Borders coexist with one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty shops like On the One (upscale women’s clothing and accessories, Elephant’s Trunk and Nova Lorraine (formal wear), New York Dolls (junior dresses), and Lot 84 (ultra- cool home furnishings). Dining options are equally varied with more than 40 restaurants: Indian, Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Chinese, and lots of New American. The vibe is a mix of moms with strollers and business folk. About 25 percent of the town is Hispanic—a nice oasis of diversity in the über-white northern burbs. Housing is varied, too, with a variety of condos and single-family homes ranging from tiny bungalows to sprawling mansions tucked away in the wooded areas above the town. The Metro North commute to Grand Central is about an hour.
Population: 10,433 Size: 3.1 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $999,999 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $21, 350 Closest Metro-North Stop: Mount Kisco (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 58 Minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Singer Rob Thomas, rapper DMX, singer/songwriter Dar Williams; former Walt Disney Company CEO Michael Eisner
Household: $55,420 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $68,219 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
77.8% Caucasian 12.0% Other 6.0% African American 4.2% Asian 24.5% 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: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 14 Murder: 1 Rape: 0 Robbery: 5 Assault: 8 Property Crimes: 155 Burglary: 13
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If you’re not in Russia enjoying the 2018 FIFA World Cup and happen to be in Times Square, the “Crossroads of the World”, we have an ideal location to watch the universe’s most anticipated soccer event. Newly-opened Opry City Stage , located on 1604 Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets, is opening its doors to soccer fans from all across the globe to enjoy this year’s World...
The Larchmont Public Library’s Oresman Gallery presents SHADE & LIGHT, a new exhibit of art in all featuring nine local artists. The exhibit will open in the Oresman Gallery on Saturday, June 2, and will remain on display through Friday, June 29. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours.
Participating artists: Jane Canning, Bonnie Cotnoir, Dolly Kacha, Laura...
Make Music Ossining Briarcliff will return for its 4th year with a wild and wonderful mix of over 25 free musical events on Thursday, June 21. Make Music Ossining Briarcliff is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. Mike Risko Music founded...
“Rites of Passage: Spiritual Collages” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Debra Friedkin’s narrative mixed media collages. May 13 – June 24, 2018. Free opening reception on May 13, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Call 914-693-0473 or...
Kids Events: Story Time and Workshops with Hudson River Museum
Children’s Story Time
Thursdays, May 31 and June 7 at 10:00 a.m.; July 25, August 1 and 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Encourage more reading and interactive play with this new Children’s Story Time feature at this year’s Summer Fest! Join in with several members of the local community as they select and read a story to children in an...
Summer Writer’s Week is back! Sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Manhattanville College, this year’s featured guest and workshop leader is Dani Shapiro. She is the bestselling author of the memoirs Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion. Summer Writers’ Week will be held on June 18 through June 22. Carl Potts, Sharbari Ahmed, Melissa Tuckey, and Michael N....
Make Music Ossining Briarcliff will return for its 4th year with a wild and wonderful mix of over 25 free musical events on Thursday, June 21. Make Music Ossining Briarcliff is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. Mike Risko Music founded the Make Music...
Join Winston this Thursday for a Campo Viejo Wine Night with special guest sommelier, Ginamarie Portaro, who will be pouring tastings of their Cava Brut Reserva, Cava Brut Rose, Garnacha, Gran Reserva, Reserva, and Tempranillo wines. They'll also help you pair the wines with something delicious from their bar or dinner menu for the perfect spring evening.
Ground Glass Photography Exhibition
at the Pound Ridge Public Library
The Ground Glass, a Westchester-based association of fine art photographers, will be exhibiting a selection of work by 11 members at the Pound Ridge Public Library's Schaffner Gallery.
The photography exhibit will take place from May 10 through June 23. A reception with the photographers will...
The Pound Ridge Partnership announces a series of events which will take place in the Scotts Corners section of Pound Ridge once a month, Food Truck Fridays & More! On selected dates popular New York and Connecticut food trucks will be stationed at 56 Westchester Avenue from 5:00PM - 9:00PM. Rounding out the “pop-up” community event will be games and a host of live music...