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Tarrytown

Tarrytown

Located 25 miles north of New York City in the town of Greenburgh on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, the village of Tarrytown is bordered by Sleepy Hollow to the north, Irvington to the south.  Tarrytown is one of Westchester's River Towns, referring to the villages at the base of the high, wooded hills that overlook the Hudson River, often with dramatic views of the Manhattanskyline, sometimes referred to as the "gateway to the Hudson Valley." The Tappan Zee bridge—and with it, the New York State Thruway—crosses the Hudson at Tarrytown.The first Dutch settlers arrived in around 1645. Tarrytown later became a favorite residence for wealthy New Yorkers, including John D. Rockefeller, whose elaborate mansion, Kykuit—today one of the area's top historic destinations—was completed in 1906. Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival home of railroad giant Jay Gould, sits near the banks of the Hudson. Washington Irving's story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set in Tarrytown. In the mid-1990s, the residents of North Tarrytown voted to have their name changed to Sleepy Hollow in honor of the story.

As picturesque as it is historic, Tarrytown was recently named one of Forbes magazine's "10 Prettiest Towns." Quaint shops, restaurants and cafes line Main Street and Broadway, and you can walk to the waterfront from just about anywhere in this safe, tranquil suburban village. Good schools are another draw.From the elegant Castle on the Hudson to authentic Greek food at Lefteris Gyro, dining choices are many; Tarrytown Music Hall is one of the oldest surviving theaters in Westchester County

Residents have easy access to the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, a walking path that runs from Yonkers north to Croton-on-Hudson. Scenic, historic estates and parks include Kykuit, Lyndhurst and Washington Irving's estate, Sunnyside, as well as Rockefeller State Park. And, of course, there's the majestic Hudson River. Much of Westchester lies within a half hour drive.

Tarrytown railway station is served by the Metro-North commuter rail service. Metro-North trains go south to New York City's Grand Central Terminal, and as far north as Poughkeepsie. Tarrytown is a major stop on the Hudson Line due to the large number of commuters crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge from Rockland County to catch express trains to Manhattan.

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