Why Live Here
Harrison has the unique distinction of being both a town and a village. While the town of Harrison is one of Westchester County’s largest, the southern part of the town, the village section, is our focus here. The northern half of the town includes the hamlet of Purchase, and “West Harrison” is a neighborhood south of Purchase, further west. Harrison is located 22 miles north of Manhattan, an easy commute by rail or car to New York City or business areas that are north and east. The Bee-Line Bus service covers several routes in and around Harrison. Residents take pride in what they say is an easygoing and relaxed way of life, in what they believe to be a diverse and interesting community. You can find both magnificent homes, situated on sprawling acreage, and vibrant downtown neighborhoods that showcase a range of period and modern housing on beautifully maintained properties. Harrison has a vibrant downtown and the area is convenient to other town’s shopping, restaurants, recreation, and entertainment.

The Harrison Central School District operates four public elementary schools, and a middle and high school. The elementary schools each serve the various neighborhoods of the town of Harrison, with the Purchase School serving Purchase and Preston School serving West Harrison. Parsons School and Harrison Avenue School serve the neighborhoods within the village, or downtown areas. The schools are known for the programs they offer, and for the national recognition they have received.

There are also many dynamic and creative recreation programs for children and adults, and a number of parks and ball fields. In addition to an array of sports teams, residents can participate in ballroom dancing, and take classes in drawing and cartoon making, pottery painting, language classes, and even, in some seasons, a Lego class. There are recreation department spring egg hunts, Halloween programs, summer concerts and sports tournaments. In the summer, day camps are available for younger children, as well as camps for particular interests, including filmmaking, basketball, and football. Programs for adults include soccer, softball, basketball and volleyball and there is a popular senior program, too.

The spirit of the community can be experienced at the annual, “It’s Great to Live in Harrison/Columbus Day” celebration that draws residents and visitors alike to its renowned parade with marching bands and community organizations participating, and a plethora of food vendors, games, raffles, and live entertainment offerings throughout the festival. Harrison also offers a range of beloved restaurants, from Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant a favorite, along with its adjoining Seafood Emporium; to Sofia’s Pizza and Restaurant; to Emilio’s Ristorante, located in a beautiful, old Colonial house just off the main street; to another favorite, Trattoria Vivolo, housed in a period dining car across from the train station.


Why We Love It!
The Harrison Library is great! A great collection of books, music, movies, you name it, and tons of programs like crafts and story hours for kids and a book group for adults, and writing and computer classes. There’s even a great little playground in a park next door. ~ Kristen

I totally love crepes so imagine how happy I am to have found Rue des Crepes right downtown. One word: Delicious. Other words: charming, welcoming, and fun. ~ Sandi

Home Prices in Harrison

TypeAverageMedianAvg DOM
Single Family$1,378,881$1,275,00097

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, Harrison 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 Harrison

In the Village, Downtown Area:
Harrison Avenue Elementary SchoolK-5
Parsons Memorial SchoolK-5
Louis M. Klein Middle School6-8
Harrison High School9-12
In the Purchase Area of the Town:
Purchase SchoolK-5
In West Harrison:
Samuel J. Preston School K-5
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