Why Live Here?
Katonah has long been a sought-after place to live for a myriad of reasons. One of three hamlets of the Town of Bedford (the other two are Bedford Village and Bedford Hills), Katonah is known for its quaint downtown of Victorian-style shops, picture-postcard homes and welcoming green spaces. It is a walking town with sidewalks everywhere, and many roads pedestrian-friendly, one-way streets.

Housing is primarily single-family, including elaborate Victorian-style “painted ladies,” Colonials and attractive modern styles. There are under 100 town houses and condominiums, and some rentals above shops. Much of the housing stock was built prior to World War II, making Katonah one of the older and more architecturally historic towns in the country.

The hamlet has an active historic district, with several structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Katonah is also home to Lasdon Park and Arboretum which includes 234 acres of meadows and woodlands, hiking trails, and the one-of-a-kind Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, a Mediterranean-style villa set in beautiful grounds and gardens. Here, chamber music, jazz, opera and bluegrass performances take place, along with additional genres of music. For other activities, The Katonah Memorial Park offers a pool for swimming and facilities and playing fields for a wide range of sports including baseball, soccer, basketball and tennis. Two other Katonah attractions that offer a long list of activities for both adults and children are Muscoot Farm and The Katonah Art Center. The Farm has many animals, camps, workshops and field trip opportunities, and the Art Center has painting studios, a children’s studio, a pottery and a multi-arts studio, a darkroom and a Mac computer lab, and offers many classes and summer camps.

Downtown Katonah shops and stores are unique and include such local favorites as a long-time department store and family clothing store and a hardware store, consignment shop, book stores, home decorating stores, an art shop, a music store, antique and stationary stores. Interspersed are several popular restaurants, from coffee shops to pubs, to family-favorite and fine dining offerings.

Students are served by the award-winning Katonah-Lewisboro School District, and
commuters head to New York City for work via the Harlem line of Metro-North Railroad that stops at the Katonah station, and to other towns in Westchester County and Connecticut via car or the Bee-Line bus. The train commute to Manhattan is about 70 minutes.

Why We Love It
There is nothing like packing a picnic and sitting under the stars listening to a performance at Caramoor in the summer. We look forward to it all winter long! ~ Ann-Marie

The kids learned how to identify maple trees this spring at Muscoot Farm, and then how the trees were tapped for maple syrup! They were so excited! ~ Sandra

Home Prices in Katonah

TypeAverageMedianAvg DOM
Single Family$772,668$630,000115

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, Katonah-Lewisboro 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.

Katonah-Lewisboro Schools

Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District
Meadow Pond Elementary SchoolK-5
Katonah Elementary SchoolK-5
Increase Miller Elementary SchoolK-5
John Jay Middle School6-8
John Jay High School9-12
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