Irvington, NY: Historic, Charming and A Great Place to Live!

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Irvington, New York, also known as Irvington-on Hudson, is a charming and picturesque Village just 20 miles north of Manhattan on the east bank of the Hudson River.  Named after Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Part of the Town of Greenburgh, Irvington has a population of almost 6500 residents and an area of approximately 4 square miles.  Irvington has its own Metro North Train station which makes for an easy commute to Grand Central along the Hudson River and is known for its beautiful parks and lively restaurant scene.  The historic downtown has recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

One of the more established and popular hot spots, drawing diners from all over Westchester, is the Red Hat on the RiverMP Taverna and Sambal Thai & Malaysian also join The Red Hat on the river front as well.  On Main Street, you can dine on Italian at Mima Vinoteca, Indian at Chutney Masala, Mexican at La Chinita Poblana and coming soon…Revenge BBQ!  The Farmers Market every Sunday morning is another food and entertainment draw you can enjoy from June – October.

The Scenic Hudson Park and Matthiessen Park, both located along the Hudson River, are particularly beautiful with lush mature trees and fabulous river and palisades views.  Perfect for sports enthusiasts, play time, picnics and hanging out.  The Old Croton Aqueduct runs through Irvington as well and is ideal for running, hiking, biking and dog walking.

Irvington is a wonderful place to live with its laid back lifestyle and a great sense of community.  A small town feel, award winning schools and easy access to New York City, what more could you ask for!

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The Yard Gods are Calling!

I work with many buyers moving to the Rivertowns from Manhattan. Often one of the first items on their new home “wish list” is a yard. They often comment “If I am going to leave the City and all it offers, I want a yard”.

I have the fortune of being the listing agent for an amazing Irvington property that has THE best yard in the area. 297 Riverview Road in Irvington, NY is a rare property. It has a flat fenced-in backyard with lush green grass, large enough to add a pool if that is your desire. The Rivertowns tend to be hilly so you don’t see a yard like this very often.

It is nestled adjacent to the Irvington Woods, a 400 acre nature preserve. The unrivaled location affords a walk to school and is just minutes to all Village amenities including the short commute into NYC via Metro North train. This elegant and well-maintained home sits at the crest of Riverview Road, one of the more sought-after locations in Irvington. Very private, perched above other homes and surrounded by mature trees.

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Over 6000 sq. ft. of living space consisting of 5-6 bedrooms, 6 baths and a full finished walk-out lower level. A fabulous great room along the back of the house is complete with a family room, wet bar and fireplace, breakfast room, open kitchen with a center island and high-end appliances – the perfect stage for great entertaining! Gatherings with your family and friends continue, as you step outside the great room onto an expansive bluestone patio and as I said earlier, a yard unlike any other – private, lush- THE best yard in the area!

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.

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=888476

http://www.nynjtc.org/search/node/taxter%20ridge%20park%20preserve

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

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

http://www.greenburghny.com/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=10&TPID=2419

~ Deb