Croton-on-Hudson, NY is a small village in western Westchester County that is located along the Hudson River. The village was incorporated in 1898 and is commonly referred to by the shortened version of its name, Croton. The village is home to 8,070 residents and, while technically Croton is 10.8 square miles in area, less than half of that area is land.
The Croton real estate market consists of 3,123 housing units, of which less than a quarter are rental units. Approximately 65% of Croton homes are single detached homes, although there are also condos, co-ops, and townhomes. With more than half of the village’s area covered in water, there are a number of waterfront homes in Croton. The Half Moon Bay condominium complex features many waterfront and water-view homes.
Croton-on-Hudson is served by the Croton-Harmon School District. The district is comprised of Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School, Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School, and Croton-Harmon High School. … Read More
Croton is approximately 30 miles north of Manhattan and the village is a popular place to live for people commuting into the New York City. The Croton-Harmon Station is a stop for MTA Metro-North Hudson Line rail service to the city as well as Amtrak Empire Service. Major roadways in Croton include US9, NY9A, and NY129.
Residents of Croton can enjoy the various parks in the village, including Croton Point Park (Westchester County), Black Rock Park, Croton Arboretum, Croton Landing Park, Dobbs Park, Duck Pond Park, Harrison Street Park, Senesqua Park, Sunset Park, and Vassallo Park. It is worth noting that many municipal parks in Croton are for residents only. Each year, Croton hosts its Summerfest event in the Upper Village which features a parade, live music, and a street fair with food vendors.
Croton is rich with history and a number of historic locations are located throughout the village. Perhaps most famous is Van Cortlandt Manor (circa 1732), which is located where the Croton and Hudson Rivers meet. The manor house is constructed of stone and brick and was an important stop for travelers on the route from New York City to Albany. In the 1950’s, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. purchased the manor and restored it. Van Cortlandt Manor has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Other locations in Croton are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Asbury United Methodist Church, Bethel Chapel and Cemetery, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, and Croton North Railroad Station.
The village of Croton has a unique feel and sense of community that appeals to residents. With its stunning location along the Hudson River and easy commute to New York City, Croton-on-Hudson is an ideal place to call home. To learn more about Croton, please contact the Coldwell Banker Croton-on-Hudson office at (914) 271-8500.