Mt. Kisco

Incorporated as a village in 1875, Mount Kisco became a coterminous village/town in 1978 when the residents voted to secede from the towns of Bedford and New Castle. The town is located approximately 35 miles north of midtown Manhattan with a 55-minute train commute to Grand Central Station. A Metro North Station with municipal parking is located within walking distance of the village center Mount Kisco is also home to the Northern Westchester Hospital located at the intersection of Rtes 133 and 172.. Some refer Mount Kisco as “The Commercial Hub of Northern Westchester” others call it “The shopping mecca”. There are over 400 shops located in the town. Some of these stores include: Target, Borders, The Gap, Starbucks, Chico’s, and Banana Republic as well as two hotels- the Holiday Inn and Crabtree Kittle House Restaurant and Inn With a variety of housing in the town, ranging from coops, condo’s, rental apartments, to neighborhoods of vintage colonials and Victorians walking distance to town, shopping, and the train, Mount Kisco has something for everyone.


Town Facts

Mount Kisco is a coterminous village/town
Local Highways: Saw Mill Parkway, Taconic State Parkway, I-684, route 117
Distance to NYC: 35 miles
Area: 3.25 sq miles
Population: 11,000


Transportation

Commuters from Mount Kisco are able to reach Grand Central Station within an hour from several nearby stations on Metro North’s Harlem Line. The Mount Kisco station is located within walking distance of the village center. Two nearby stations are Bedford Hills which is located on 46 Depot Plaza, and the Chappaqua station at Greeley Ave. All stations offer a variety of parking options. Visit www.mta.info for more information on schedules, fares and parking.

Connecting services: There is a Beeline # 19 bus stop at all three stations which runs between Katonah and Ossining. See www.beelinebus.com for a schedule.

Airport: Westchester (20 Min)


Education

Public School:

Mount Kisco is serviced by the Bedford School District. The schools within the district include:
Bedford Hills Elementary School, (K-5), 914-241-1600
Bedford Village Elementary School, (K-5), 914-234-4178
Mt. Kisco Elementary School, (K-5), 914-666-2677
Pound Ridge Elementary School, (K-5), 914-764-8133
Fox Lane Middle School, (6-8), 914-241-6000
Fox Lane High School, (9-12), 914-241-6000

You can also check the website of the New York State Education Department for the full school report on Bedford schools at http://emsc33.nysed.gov/repcrd2004/links/c66_dist

Private Schools:

Rippowam/CisquaPreK-1(914) 244-1200

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


Religious Schools:

Archbishop Stepinac High School9-12 boys(914) 946-4800

Fordham Preparatory School9-12(718) 367-7500

Good Counsel AcademyK-8(914) 761-4423

Good Counsel High School9-12(914) 949-0178

Solomon SchechterK-12(914) 948-3111

St. Josephs Parochial SchoolK-12(914) 277-3783

St. Patricks Parochial SchoolPreK-8(914) 234-7914

John F Kennedy High School9-12(914) 941.3849


Recreation

  • Leonard Park is located in the village on 120 acres, with a municipal pool, recreation center, playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, skate park, Frisbee golf, skating, fishing on Wallace Pond. Iroquois Day Camp and the Teen Travel Day Camp are located in the park.
  • Movie Theaters are located in Mt. Kisco, Cortlandt Town Center and Greenburgh.
  • Westmoreland Nature Sanctuary-Located on Chestnut Ridge Road off of route 172. There are many hiking trail as well as nature classes.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is located in Mt. Kisco, which is home to the Marlins swim team, after school programs, various sports programs, and a nursery school
  • Peach Lake in North Salem is the only lake in Westchester that allows motorized water sports such as waterskiing and jetskiing.
  • The reservoirs and streams of the Croton reservoir system host some of the best fishing in the Hudson Valley region.
  • Enjoy hiking and walking at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westmoreland Sanctuary, The Henry Morgenthau Preserve and Mianus River Gorge Preserve. Canine members of the family can play at Bedford D.O.G., a seventeen acre dog park complete with off-leash trails and an agility training course.
  • The Katonah Museum of Art located on Rte 22 features rotating collections of fascinating exhibits, a tranquil sculpture garden, and an interactive learning center for children
  • Visit Caramoor Center for Music and Arts on Girdle Ridge Road Sept-May and attend indoor concerts. During the summer, two outdoor theaters feature the world’s finest classical and jazz musicians in a dramatically beautiful setting. House Museum features collection of Renaissance and Eastern art Afternoon tea is offered on Thursday and Friday in combination with museum tours.
  • Play golf at the Mount Kisco Country Club, a private club, or at the nearby public course at Hudson Hills on Rte 134 in Ossining.
  • Work-out, swim or play tennis at the Saw Mill River Club.
  • Local swim clubs offer summer memberships like the Seven Bridges Field Club located on Rte 133.


Shopping/Dining

  • Grocery shopping: Stop & Shop at the intersection of routes 172 & 117, Shop Rite on route 117 in Bedford Hills, and SuperA&P on route 117 .
  • Korean Food Markets on Main Street and Lexington Ave
  • Mrs. Greens health food store is located at intersection of Lexington and 128.
  • Over 400 shops located in the town. Some of these stores include: Target, Borders, The Gap, Starbucks, Chico’s, Banana Republic, Rite Aide, Clearview Cinemas, and Elephant’s Trunk.
  • Mt Kisco is home to over 40 restaurants. (See Chamber of Commerce for a list)
  • Favorite dining spots are Luna, Conte’s Fish Market, Crabtree Kittle House, and Lexington Café.
  • For families with children check out Bellizi’s (across from Mt Kisco Movie Theater) and Applebee’s off Rte 117.
  • The Westchester Mall is 15 minutes away in White Plains (Bloomingdales, Nordstrom’s, Nieman Marcus)
  • Home Depot is thirty minutes away in Brewster, Yonkers and the Cortlandt Town Center.


Market profiles are prepared in collaboration with real estate agents who either live or work in the town they write about.