Our home is located 3 blocks from the center of the village of Croton-on-Hudson. The village is unique in Westchester County, because of a good mix of populations and setting. Many commuters to New York City live here alongside descendents of the original builders of the Metro-North railroad system and the Croton Dam. There are Broadway musicians and composers, Film Academy members and potters living here with all kinds of professionals and tradespeople. Most people appreciate the multitude of parks and riverfront to explore all year round. Owing to the meeting of the two rivers, the Hudson and the Croton River, there is lots of boating, fishing, sailing, windsurfing & hiking.
Croton-on-Hudson is a great place to visit the Hudson Valley from because many places are easily accessed from one central point. You can head south just 15-20 minutes to the Sleepy Hollow area or north to West Point, Cold Spring and the Hudson Highlands. Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets are just 30 minutes away as well as modern art museums at Dia:Beacon, the Storm King Art Center and the Katonah Museum of Art. Or you can choose to stay at the inn for some serious R&R either poolside or by the fire.
One of our favorite things about living here is the view. The community is very safe, and we are located 1 block from the police station and municipal building. A brisk night time walk is easily done without apprehension. In town you can visit Cornelia Cotton's Old Book Room and her daughter's shop right below selling all kinds of interesting items. A new shop called Treasures and Tales just opened in 2009 and they have lots of great consignment and second hand goods. There is also a small jewelry store called Trinkets, and a few bars and restaurants plus a trio of churches and a reform synagogue.