Irvington Listing Benefits from Greenburgh Rec

A wonderful feature of my listing at 34 Shaw Lane, Irvington, NY is the option you have to take advantage of the Greenburgh Recreation Privileges.


34 Shaw Lane is part of the Irvington school district, has an Irvington post office but is not part of the Village of Irvington.  It is part of Unincorporated Greenburgh.  Because of that, you have the option of the Greenburgh Rec Privileges.

You will often see “Greenburgh Recreation Privileges” listed on house listings in Irvington and people often wonder what that means.  The Rivertown Villages are part of The Town of Greenburgh  When you see “Greenburgh Recreation Privileges”, you have the option to use the facilities and programs that the Town of Greenburgh has to offer.  In the case of 34 Shaw Lane you also have lower taxes because you are not paying Village taxes.

One great example of a “Recreation” option is the Anthony F. Veteran Park.  It is located at 11 Olympic Lane in Ardsley, NY.  The park has 19 Tennis Courts, 7 Swimming pools including camp pools, children’s pools, play area and equipment for young children, basketball courts and handball/paddleball courts.  They have a great children’s summer camp as well.  You have to pay for some of the programs but a least you have the option to participate.  Many of the Greenburgh parks are free and accessible by the general public but some things are only available if you live in Unincorporated Greenburgh.

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A beautiful home, a sought after school system, so much space perfect for a large family.  Two master bedroom options and a full lower level living space with a separate entrance.  Call today and book an appointment to see this home.

Call Debra Goodwin 914.424.4518.


Stone Mansion Overlooking Hudson River…In Yonkers!

GetMedia.ashx170 Shonnard Terrace – It’s not everyday that you get to step back in time to the late 1800’s! When that opportunity comes about, you would jump right on, right?

That was completely my mentality when asked to view a Yonkers’s mansion over the weekend. From the moment I made the appointment to view this house, I was anxious to see what we were in store for.

MLS Remarks: THIS HOUSE LITERALLY PAYS FOR ITSELF…. Magnificent stone mansion overlooking the Hudson River. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 11 fireplaces, this grand but very livable manor house also includes an octagonal Ballroom, uniquely detailed main Kitchen with Subzero/Miele/Garland appliances adjoins a Breakfast Room which in turn gives onto a formal Dining Room fitted with hand-carved French Rococo panels. On the ground floor, a marble Entry Hall opens onto an oak-paneled Living Room with an adjacent Conservatory as well as a charming Morning Room, Billiard Room, and upholstered Turkish Room/Library. Upstairs, the spacious Master Suite opens onto a marble terrace and a split-level Observatory with sweeping river views. Three additional beds/flexible-use rooms and 3 full baths complete the upper floor. The lower level houses laundry, wine cellar, storage rooms, staff quarters, a two-story 3-car garage, even a private chapel. Established film and photo location with a six-digit income.

9 GetMedia.ashx5 GetMedia.ashx56From the mother of pearl fireplace to the piano converted kitchen island, my clients and I were in awe! The view of the Hudson River was breathtaking – no wonder this property is location for many famous films and photo shoots.

Only 30 minutes from NYC – where else would you be able to step back in time like that!

~ Debra

The Irvington Children’s Center

Quality Before and After School Care

The Irvington Children’s Center is another great thing about living in Irvington, NY.  The Children’s Center is open before school from 7:30-8:30 AM and after school from 2:30 -6:30 PM throughout the school year.  It has been open since 1983 and is a licensed school-age childcare program for children ages 5-13 who live or go to school in the Irvington School district.  The school bus picks up children there in the morning and takes them to school,  then drops them off after school is out.

It is conveniently located at 15 N Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533.  It is in the rear of the St. Barnabas Church annex close to schools and part of the Village.

Children learn though play, they do arts and crafts, music and science. Sports are offered as well.  There is also a homework room available.

Check out the website for the fees.  The Children’s Center is a private, not for profit  corporation.  It is independent of the Irvington School District and funded by parent fees and private donations.

Phone: (914) 591-8182

East Irvington vs Irvington…What is the difference?

This question often comes up with people moving into the area. Your post office address is Irvington and your school system is Irvington but it is not part of the Village of Irvington so you do not have to pay Village taxes.

I recently listed a home at 33 Shaw Lane Irvington, NY which is considered part of in East Irvington, part of the unincorporated Town of Greenburgh. The benefits of this area are lower taxes because you don’t pay the Village tax. You also have access to the Town of Greenburgh pools and recreational facilities and which you would not have access to if you are part of the Village of Irvington. There are also great expanses of green space for you enjoyment.

East Irvington Nature Preserve is a great place to hike. It is just off Taxter Rd, here are a couple of links that give you a sense of the area and trails. There is also the Taxter Ridge Park Preserve in the area as well. It is over 200 acres of preserved open space.

This is a map of the Town of Greenburgh, you can see the unincorporated area is marked.


For your reference, here is a link for Town of Greenburgh parks, facilities and directions

~ Deb