Dobbs Ferry

Why Live Here?
Dobbs Ferry residents are the first to tell you that their community is a great place to live. They cite its many awards, from “2nd Best Small Town in America” to certification as a “Climate Smart Community” to “Hippest Rivertown” to multiple media references to it as “one of the most attractive places to live.” They love its diverse fine dining choices, (Half Moon on the Hudson is a local favorite for both its menu and its river views), a renaissance of new investment into the community and the beautiful vistas. A newer, $7 million waterfront park and the re-furbishing of older historical buildings and properties through-out the village have added to the appeal of living in Dobbs Ferry, and a $180 million mixed re-development project along the Saw Mill River Parkway provided added convenience, shopping, entertainment and new residential alternatives for the community. As a true river town, Dobbs Ferry boasts spectacular views across the Hudson River to the Palisades, to the west and the Manhattan skyline to the south, and more river views along the Saw Mill River to the east.

Housing opportunities are broad-ranging, from tidy, wood-frame capes and split-levels, to larger Victorians, colonials, and midcentury modern. There are also a large number of cooperatives and condominiums. Dobbs Ferry has its own train station for commuters traveling the Metro North Hudson River line, a trip that is about 35-40 minutes to Grand Central Terminal, and travel by car is also convenient to all routes into New York City or all points north and west. Additionally, several lines of the Bee-Line Bus System runs through Dobbs Ferry, facilitating north-south and east-west travel. The village operates a shuttle bus from the train station during commuting hours.

Down town, Cedar and Main Streets form a “V” shape where you will find numerous shops art galleries, upscale boutiques, and a number of cafes and restaurants. Dobbs Ferry also maintains a lot of very nice parks, nearly all of which have playgrounds and playing fields. Gould Park has a public swimming pool, and Waterfront Park is the place to take a picnic and dine al fresco. Juhring Park, is a 76-acre preserve with trails for walking, biking and bird watching. The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, used by walkers, joggers and bikers, runs through Dobbs Ferry and connects the rivertowns together. The village’s active Recreation Department offerings include art and dance classes, sports leagues, summer camp, and other activities open to the public. Programs for older residents are also well-funded and used.

Dobbs Ferry schools are well regarded, and the high school was the first in the county to offer the International Baccalaureate diploma, an academically rigorous program for eleventh and twelfth graders. Students who participate are able to earn college credit. Dobbs Ferry is also home to the main campus of Mercy College, which offers over 90 graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

Why We Love It!
Catching up on history, we toured Estherwood Estate where Theodore Roosevelt grew up in the 1870s. Then we had a sushi lunch at a sidewalk café. Great day! ~ Chirag

Played tennis on the Mercy campus – no waiting, courts in terrific condition. ~ Andrea

Home Prices in Dobbs Ferry

TypeAverage MedianAvg DOM
Single Family$963,368$840,00072

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, Dobbs Ferry Schools, Sold 1/1/2017-12/31/2017
Data based on information as reported in the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Schools in Dobbs Ferry

Springhurst ElementaryK-5
Dobbs Ferry Middle School6-8
Dobbs Ferry High School9-12
Some students attend Ardsley schoolsCheck with District for attendance area
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