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Welcome to Westchester and Putnam Counties!

Westchester County is located at the southeastern tip of New York State. The  county has a total area of 500 square miles  of which 433 square miles is land and 67 square miles are water. The County shares its northern boundary with Putnam County and its southern boundary with New York City. It is bordered on the west side by the Hudson River and on the east side by Long Island Sound and Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Westchester and Putnam became the first large scale suburban area in the world to develop. Its significance as a suburb derived mostly from the upper-middle class development of entire communities in the late 19th century, and the rapid population growth that occurred as a result.  Putnam County is located in the lower Hudson River Valley.  Both counties are part of the New York Metropolitan Area. 

Geographically, Westchester County has six cities, 19 towns and 20 villages. There are six towns and three incorporated villages in Putnam County.

Westchester and Putnam Counties are served by The Hudson and Harlem Train Lines and Interstate 87 and Interstate 84 and 684 and the Taconic State Parkway. Two bridges span the Hudson River. The Tappan Zee Bridge connects Tarrytown to Rockland County, and the Bear Mountain Bridge reaches from Cortlandt to Orange County.

While this Guide is designed specifically for your Westchester and Putnam County real estate search, please remember that Douglas Elliman Real Estate can assist you through our branch offices located throughout the Metropolitan New York areas and Westchester County.

Regardless of your real estate needs, we can offer help anywhere in the U.S. or internationally through our Relocation Services Division. Good Luck!

About Our Guides

You are about to embark on one of the most exciting of journeys – looking for a home. It is exciting but at the same time can be confusing with so much to consider especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. That's where we can help.

Click on the New York City section to learn more about the types of ownership options in the city or rental buildings and a step-by-step guide to the successful purchase or rental of property.

Go to the Long Island/Hamptons section, for a description of the different housing alternatives available there as well as tax issues, housing inspections and a pre-purchase checklist among other things.

What you don't find in the guides or elsewhere on our website, know that a helpful representative is only a phone call away.

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