The 411: Located in central Westchester, Thornwood is an unincorporated hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) within the Town of Mount Pleasant. Like Hawthorne next door, Thornwood has been a bit of an enigma to residents of southern and northern Westchester. But the hamlet, which shares the commercial/industrial corridors of Marble Avenue with Pleasantville and Broadway with Hawthorne, is worth seeking out, as it offers an assortment of housing options—including some lovely Dutch Colonials on slightly larger lots than in pricier adjacent Pleasantville—good schools, two shopping centers (with two of central Westchester’s larger supermarkets, ShopRite and A&P, as their anchors), and a variety of restaurants and pubs (including the popular Finnegan’s Grill, where sports fans love to watch the games on the flat-screens). Hawthorne also boasts easy access to the rest of the county via the Saw Mill and Sprain Brook Parkways, and a relatively short commute to Manhattan via Metro-North (Pleasantville or Hawthorne stations).
Size: 3.4 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $545,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $11,636
Closest Metro-North Stop: Hawthorne (Harlem Line) or Pleasantville (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 43 minutes (Hawthorne), 47 minutes (Pleasantville)
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Actor Michael C. Williams Median Income
Household: $88,971 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $98,313 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
91% Caucasian 4% Asian 2.6% Other 2.4% African American 5.8% 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)
Young Artists, an annual program for local student artists in its 32nd year, gives aspiring artists an opportunity to participate in all aspects of a museum exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art. The exhibition features artwork by more than 400 local high school seniors from more than 40 high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties (see addendum for list of...
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
Immerse your children in Italian song, rhyme, movement, and stories with a themed craft activity culminating each lesson. Our experienced teacher implements her own curriculum and songs,and has been teaching young children since 2008. Children learn in an age-appropriate, nurturing setting utilizing fun props. Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided each session for non-Italian...
Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills in
the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and...
Adult Dance Program
Winter Session Begins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Open Adult classes are appropriate for previously experienced dancers looking to sharpen their technique
Fun and engaging classes offered in a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere.
Beginner Workshop is perfect for new dancers as well.
Great classes to get back into shape!
8 Weeks of Modern Dance -...
“Jews in the News” with Joseph Berger and Lucinda Franks
Robert Morgenthau was one of the most prominent Jews in America, son of FDR’s Treasury Secretary and now New York’s iconoclastic District Attorney—and he was twice Lucinda’s age. This is an intimate story of their 35-year marriage, in which Lucinda and Robert shared early success, a love of Jewish...
Come Explore a World Created out of LEGO(R) Bricks!
February 28th and March 1st
March 7th and 8th
Limited Timed Entry Tickets Now on Sale! $5 ages 3 and Up
For tickets and information visit http://larchmontbrickfest.org/
Last year this fun family event sold out!
This 300 square foot display will entertain people of all ages! Along...
Tiny Dancers Dance Program
Winter Session Begins Thursday, January 8, 2015
Tiny Dancers I (12-21 months) 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Tiny Dancers II (22-36 months) 10:45 – 11:30 AM
Learn basic ballet positions through creative movement and musical games.
Improve motor skills, gain strength, express creativity & make new friends!...
In this hands-on, small-group class, you will learn strokes and stretches to:
• Promote relaxation
• Build a strong, healthy immune system
• Facilitate weight gain and help develop body awareness and coordination