Located in the northwest corner of Westchester, the town of Cortlandt spans a diverse and scenic area of nearly fifteen miles from the Hudson River inland to rolling hills, woodland and rushing streams. At the same time, the area encompasses several well-developed shopping areas, thus successfully combining attractive traits of town and country living into one area.
Incorporated in 1788
Local Highways: Taconic State Parkway, Rte 9 & 9A, Bear Mountain Parkway and the Palisades Parkway
Located in the northwest corner of Westchester County, bounded by the Hudson River, Putnam County to the North, Yorktown, New Castle and Ossining on its other borders.
Area: 34.5 sq miles
Population: 28,672 (2000 census)
Distance to NYC: 38 miles
Cortlandt Commuters can reach Grand Central Station in less than an hour from two convenient Metro North stations on the Hudson Line. Cortlandt train station is located at 2 Memorial Dr., Cortlandt. Croton Harmon station is at 1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. There are various parking options at both stations. Visit www.mta.info for more information.
Connecting Services: There is a Bee-Line bus stop at the Croton-Harmon station. Route #10 runs to/from the shopping center at Cortlandt Town Center, Route #11 runs to/from White Plains and Route #14 runs between Cortlandt and White Plains. The bus station nearest to the Cortlandt train station is ¼ mile away and offers commuters a ride on the Route #14 bus. For more information go to www.beelinebus.com
The town of Cortlandt does not have its own school system. The locations of its residents’ homes will determine if children will attend schools in the Hendrick Hudson, Lakeland, Croton or Putnam Valley schools. For more information go to the website of the New York State Education Department for full school reports:http://emsc33.nysed.gov/repcrd2004/links/c66_dist.shtml
The Hackley SchoolPreK-12(914) 631-0128
The Masters SchoolPreK-12(914) 693-0128
Rye Country Day SchoolPreK-12(914) 967-1417
The Harvey School6-12(914) 232-3161
Archbishop Stepinac High School9-12 boys(914) 946-4800
Fordham Preparatory School9-12(718) 367-7500
Good Counsel AcademyK-8(914) 761-4423
Solomon SchechterK-12(914) 948-3111
St Augustine’s SchoolPreK-8(914) 232-1200
John F Kennedy High School9-12(914) 941.3849
- Walk, bike, rollerblade, or run the North County Trailway, a 22.1 mile paved path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. The Trailway runs from Eastview in the Town of Mount Pleasant north to Baldwin Place in the Town of Somers.on the Putnam County border. Anther 14.1 miles, south from Eastview to the Bronx border is being developed in sections as the South County Trailway.
- For spectacular 180° river views, visit Croton Point Park, which features hiking, boating, swimming, and camping (914)-5290. Further upriver is George’s Island-208 acres on the waterfront of Montrose. Here it is possible to spy Bald Eagles soaring overhead. (914) 737-7530.
- Be awestruck by the massive Croton Dam and the thundering water cascading over its massive hand chisled stone construction. Fish, picnic and hike at Croton Gorge Park, a 97-acre property at the base of the dam.
- Blue Mountain Reservation is a a heavily-wooded, wild 1600 acre park with over fifteen miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking. The Lodge has overnight and eating accommodations.
- Take a tour of the Historic Hudson Valley properties of Van Cortlandt Manor, an estate located in Croton which dates back to the 1600’s, Philipsburg Manor, the pre-Revolutionary home and working farm in Sleepy Hollow and Kykuit, the Rockefeller family home in nearby Pocantico Hills.
- Pay tribute to one of this country’s most famous composers and visit the Aaron Copland House in Cortlandt.
- Thirty scenic minutes away is the Military Academy at West Point, just over the Bear Mountain Bridge. On the way, plan to stop for lunch and antiquing in atmospheric Cold Spring.
- Play golf at the new public course at Hudson Hills in Ossining and Hollowbrook Golf Course in Cortlandt Manor and on the private course at Hudson National in Croton which allows village residents with a qualifying handicap to play. Other nearby private clubs include The Sleepy Hollow Country Club and The Trump National Golf Club.
- Work out at Premier Gym in Montrose, or at the New York Sports Club in Croton.
- The Paramount Center for the Arts is wonderful resource for the entire region. This stunning space is a historic theater recently renovated and used for regular showings of art house films, theoretical and music performances as well as a gallery space. Stars such as Stanley Tucci and Bernadette Peters have devoted their energy to its success. (914) 739-2333
- Hendrick Hudson Free Library offers a wide selection of reading material for all ages. 914-739-5654
- In Croton, try Umami Café for a Pacific Rim influenced dining experience.
- Justin Thyme, in Croton, is renowned for its burgers and salads.
- Zeph’s, located in an old Peekskill stone mill is consistently one of Zagat’s most highly rated restaurants in Westchester.
- Cole’s Market on Rt 9A in Montrose is an old-fashioned butcher and country market, renowned for the highest quality meats and fish and produce
- A&S Market in Croton on Hudson offers Italian food products such as homemade sausages, mozzarella and breaded chicken cutlets.
- The Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets is located about 30 minutes away in Central Valley, New York. Covering an extensive area, it includes 220 designer and brand name outlet shops.
- The Jefferson Valley Mall is only ten minutes away in Yorktown. Macy’s and Sears are its anchor stores, with nearly ninety other well known outlets such as the Gap, H&M and Express.
- WalMart, Home Depot, Office Max, Pier 1, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and Movie Complex are located on Route 6 in Cortlandt Manor.
- The Westchester Mall is 30 minutes away in White Plains (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s, Nieman Marcus)
Market profiles are prepared in collaboration with real estate agents who either live or work in the town they write about.