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Located within the town of Greenburgh, the village of Hastings-on-Hudson is bordered by Dobbs Ferry to the north, Yonkers to the south, the Saw Mill Parkway (U.S. Route 9) and Greenville on the east and the Hudson River to the west. Hastings 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 Manhattan skyline and the Palisades cliffs, sometimes referred to as the "gateway to the Hudson Valley." Of the River Towns, Hastings is the closest to New York City, a commute of just over 30 minutes from the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro-North rail station.

The Hastings waterfront has a long industrial history. Stone quarrying was the main industry here during the 1800s, when Hastings Pavement produced stone blocks used exclusively in Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn and shipped millions of blocks to points throughout the United States and to cities in Canada, Brazil and England. Copper products were also produced here; Anaconda Copper was one of the largest owners of waterfront property in Hastings. Anaconda closed its Hastings plant in the mid-1970s, signaling the close of the era of heavy industry. In the years that followed, Hastings was transformed into an ideal bedroom community for professionals who worked in New York City. That transformation continues today. Former abandoned factories are becoming part of a vibrant waterfront park, where future possibilities include housing, offices, specialty retailing and restaurants, a community center and more. While the village no longer relies on manufacturing for its livelihood, a low-key, unassuming attitude still remains.

A popular choice for families, Hastings is safe, quiet, and offers award-winning, well-funded public schools. A picturesque old-fashioned and walkable downtown offers a variety of retail shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants, and it's a short drive to nearby Yonkers for anyone seeking more in the way of nightlife and entertainment. While home prices are somewhat high, as is the case with most of New York City's bedroom communities, Hastings is known for its friendly hometown atmosphere in contrast to some of Westchester's more exclusive communities. Residents claim a wide variety of backgrounds and income levels, and the village has long been known to attract writers, artists, and academics.

Diversity is also evident in geography and housing styles here. Within the village's two square miles you'll find Tudors, Victorians, Capes, colonials and contemporary homes along roads that wind through hills and valleys. On Main Street in the village you'll find the new eco-friendly Riverton Lofts.

Hillside Woods offers a large wooded area and hiking and biking trails and Sugar Pond features ice skating in the winter. The River Towns are connected by the Old Croton Aqueduct, which provides a great opportunity to explore multiple villages, scenic areas and historic sites on foot or by bike. The South County Bike Trail, built over the Old Putnam railway line, is easily accessible from the Saw Mill River Parkway.

Commuter rail service to New York City (approximately 38 minutes to Grand Central Station) is available via the Hastings-on-Hudson train station, served by Metro-North Railroad's Hudson line.

With New York City and Long Island Sound to the south, Putnam County on the north and Connecticut to the east, Westchester County holds the distinction of being the world's first large-scale suburb. Major interstate highways constructed during the 1950s and 1960s and the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge encouraged major corporations to build their headquarters here. A sweet spot for commuters traveling by car or by the Metro-North Commuter Railroad, today's Westchester is one of the nation's most affluent counties and the location of many of New York City's most desirable suburban communities.

 

 

 

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