The 411: Valhalla's name was inspired by Richard Wagner's opera, Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the hamlet sometimes lives up to its dramatic namesake. The Kensico Dam Plaza, for example, offers 98 acres of parkland with the jaw-droppingly theatrical backdrop of the 300-foot-tall stone dam. It's no surprise that this park is a favorite among bikers, skaters, picnickers, and hikers, and it's often the site of county festivities including ethnic festivals, concerts, and outdoor movies. Valhalla is also home to other county institutions, such as the 1.3-million-square-foot office park the Summit at Westchester, the Westchester Medical Center, Westchester and Community College. These things tend to remain on their own, spread-out campuses, so Valhalla's downtown remains small. However few, there are venues for socializing, such as The Valhalla Crossing, a pub/restaurant located in the historic train-station building. A (less historic) Metro-North station and its location near the Sprain Brook Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway make Valhalla easy to get in and out of, but the well-kept cul de sacs lined with split levels, raised ranches, and Cape Cods keep the suburban vibe.
Size: 3.5 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $511,567 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $10,922
Closest Metro-North Stop: Valhalla
Time to Grand Central: 39 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Baseball legend Lou Gehrig, actress Billie Burke, bandleader Tommy Dorsey, and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff all have permanent homes in Valhalla—in the famed Kensico Cemetery. Those who lived in Valhalla when they were alive include composer Dalmazio Santini and writer Ayn Rand.
Median Income Household: $76,003 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $91,205 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
95.9% Caucasian 2.1% Asian 0.8% African American 1.2% Other 3.4% 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: 3 (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...
Join us for an evening of shopping and cocktails—all for a good cause! Guests will have the opportunity to shop with nearly 20 vendors, participate in a raffle, and mix and mingle with community members and PCC supporters. The Pregnancy Care Center offers programs, services, and shelter to distressed pregnant women in need.
Help us TACKLE Alzheimer's!
The Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is excited to announce the second annual flag football fundraiser, Blondes vs. Brunettes, scheduled for April 25th.
If you are excited about a little friendly competition and want to be Bold and Beautiful for Brain Health…
Join us on March 6th for an...
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 -...
Kaitlyn’s Wish “Making Wishes Come True” Fundraiser
Kaitlyn’s Wish is hosting a benefit to raise money to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation Hudson Valley. The evening will include food, silent auction and dancing. The Coliseum. White Plains. (917) 952-7784. http://www.kaitlynswish.com/
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...