Tarrytown draws lots of daytrippers coming to enjoy the shops and restaurants along Main Street, but what is it like to live in this charming Hudson River town?
“It’s much more lively than other parts of Westchester,” says Stacey Kornfeld, a broker in the Irvington office of Houlihan Lawrence. While surrounding towns are shuttered by 9pm on a Saturday night, the Tarrytown Music Hall, small bar scene and restaurants keep the area pulsing.
“Tarrytown has always been colorful, a little bit funky,” says Kornfeld. “But its evolving. Now there’s an upscale vibe here, too.”
That may be thanks to the development Hudson Harbor, a luxury condominium and townhouse community on the river where abodes fetch upwards of $1 million for a three bedroom condo, and upwards of $2.5 million for a three-level townhouse with garage parking. With the well-regarded farm to table River Market now a mainstay, Lighthouse Coffee and Ice Cream serving up homemade flavors, and Riverstone Yoga holding outdoor yoga in the courtyard, the waterfront, where Hudson Harbor is located, is becoming a destination in its own right. And that’s not all, Greystone on Hudson, Emerald Woods off Broadway, and Westchester Estates are additional high-end residential construction projects in the area.
And we haven’t even mentioned what’s going on in Sleepy Hollow, which shares a school district and fabulous riverfront real estate with Tarrytown. In a few weeks, the floating Farmer and the Fish will serve up its gourmet farm to table eats on a barge in the Hudson River. And recently, developers broken ground on a new residential and commercial development on the river called The Edge that will feature condos but also a town-center like shopping space.
The Tarrytown school district is most appreciated for it’s wide ranging student body. There are children of all different socioeconomic status in the schools here, which residents say provides their children with a secondary — and essential — education. At school events, you’ll mingle with the children of artists and immigrants, writers and finance types. Three elementary schools feed into one middle school and one high school.
Says Kornfeld: “There’s a vibrancy here. Last night, I saw Boss Scaggs at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Tonight, I’m going to the Jazz Forum to see a sax player. You won’t get bored. There’s always something happening and it’s worth another look if you haven’t been in a while.”