Hastings on Hudson

Why Live Here?
The picturesque village of Hastings-on-Hudson occupies three hills and a valley, spread across two square miles. Part of the larger town of Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson is one of the quad-villages along the Hudson River, ten miles from New York City. Its steep slopes are dotted with a large number of pre-World War II homes, Tudors, colonials, Victorians and contemporaries set against a leafy backdrop of trees. Houses near the top have broad, westward views across the Hudson. The riverfront has not been developed for recreation, yet, but the town is true to the vision of its developers, early British settlers, who named the village after Hastings, England, a cliff-top community overlooking the English Channel. In addition to its charming array of architectural styles, Hastings-on-Hudson offers more modernistic condo and co-op complexes nearer to the shopping district that begins at the intersection of Warburton Avenue and Main Street and slopes down to the river.

The charm of the village surely contributed to drawing well-known artists, such as Jasper Francis Cropsey, a leading painter of the Hudson River School, and sculptor, Jacques Lipchitz – one of his sculptures welcomes you to the Hastings public library. Residents say the village continues to be attractive to artists, writers and others involved in creative pursuits. The downtown has been awarded a Best of Westchester award for its eclectic blend of old and new features. It has a bit of a vintage vibe and a collection of mostly local businesses and services including unique gift shops, fashion boutiques, bookstores, stationary stores, a wine shop, a florist and a toy cottage, along with a variety of excellent restaurants. Along the river, the highly regarded Harvest on the Hudson offers a wonderful menu, spectacular sunset views, an open dining patio with a stone fireplace, and an herb garden as a part of its appeal.

Hastings-on-Hudson has convenient commuting options including Metro North Railroad’s Hudson Line rail service to Grand Central Terminal in one direction and toward Poughkeepsie in the other. The village has it’s own train station, and there are also several bus routes operated by Bee-Line Bus System for most of the village that also provide transportation to nearby towns. When in town, residents and visitors alike love the rich historical history reflected in places like the Jasper F. Cropsey House and Studio and the Hastings Prototype House, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the John William Draper House that is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

All three schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence and the Hastings Education Foundation augments district initiatives by funding such programs as the creation of a publishing center, sponsoring Writers-in-Residence, enhancing photography courses with professional-level equipment, and undertaking fitness projects for students. The James Harmon Community Center offers a fun array of recreational activities including a ping pong club, yoga, line dancing and tai chi, and the community youth center has computers, video games, pool and a variety of board games. In all, there are eight parks in the village, one with a summer pool complex, and others with facilities for fishing, skating, tennis and ice skating in the winter. Still others have well-maintained hiking trails and breathtaking river views.

Why We Love It!
Kayaked off Kinnally Cove yesterday – great launching place and excellent kayaking. ~ Gary

A must-do is “The Museum in the Streets” self-guided walking tour! Chock full of historical info, with excellent signage and lots of photos. We learned a lot and so did the kids. ~ Tina

Home Prices in Hastings on Hudson

TypeAverageMedianAvg DOM
Single Family$877,245$808,50058

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, Hastings-on-Hudson 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 Hasting on Hudson

Hillside Elementary SchoolK-4
Farragut Middle School6-8
Hastings High School9-12
Some Students Attend Ardsley SchoolsCheck with district for attendance areas
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