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)
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Spin It! Youth Classes start January 22nd at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem solving skills and building confidence while making new friends and having fun. Walking through History & Time Machine (Ages 6 – 9) Sundays 10:30 – 12PM, Tween Wheel (Ages 10-12) Thursdays 4 – 6PM and...
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Regina Gelfer to exhibit paintings at the Larchmont Public Library
Exhibit runs for the month of February, 2017
Putnam Valley resident and artist Regina Gelfer will be having an exhibition of her recent work at the Larchmont Public Library for the month of February, 2017. An artist's reception is planned for Saturday, February 11th, from 2-4 pm. All...
Ages 5 – 7
Young artists experiment with color and texture through drawing and painting, and will be encouraged to develop their own approach while exploring a different medium each day (acrylics, pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and more.) With hands-on instruction by our teaching artist, students will explore concepts such as composition and color, as well as learn a little art history along...
February 20 – 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 8 – 11
In this specialized week-long workshop, students learn to work with clay through hand building and pottery wheel techniques while focusing on independent projects. Students work at their own pace, creating pieces that interest them, while receiving individual attention in a small class environment. Please have students dress...
February 20 – 24, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Ages 8 – 11
Young artists experiment with color and texture through drawing and painting, and will be encouraged to develop their own approach while exploring a different medium each day (acrylics, pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and more.) With hands-on instruction by our teaching artist, students will explore concepts such as composition and color, as...
The Gordon Parks Foundation announces the opening of a new exhibition of photographs. Back to Fort Scott opens Saturday, February 4 after traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
On assignment for Life magazine in 1950, Gordon Parks returned to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas after twenty years away; the resulting body of work...
February 20 – 24, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Ages 5 – 7
Let your child’s imagination run wild while they learn a variety of pottery techniques. All pieces are created and glazed by your young artist under the guidance of a certified, experienced instructor. This week does not feature wheel techniques and is designed for the younger artist.