Yorktown Heights


Why Live Here?
Only 35 miles from New York City, Yorktown Heights, one of five hamlets in the Town of Yorktown, offers a mix of residential, recreational and commercial opportunities. People are drawn to the rolling hills and many parks and open spaces in Yorktown Heights, and its twelve distinct residential neighborhoods, each with its own unique character. There are many bike paths, and the vistas from the top of Turkey Mountain are breathtaking — one can see farmlands, the Croton Reservoir, the Hudson River, and on a really clear day, the Manhattan skyline. Yorktown Heights is also home to Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park. The park features an enormous swimming pool and two ponds for fishing and boating. There are facilities for picnicking, golf and basketball, and a playground.

Yorktown Heights offers many housing options from multi-acre estates and smaller single family homes to townhouses, condominium complexes and rental apartments. There are some pre-Revolutionary restorations, along with Capes, colonials, raised ranches and split-levels. The hamlet does not have its own Metro North train station, so commuters either drive to their destinations or travel about 20 minutes to nearby Mt. Kisco, Peekskill, Cortlandt or Croton-Harmon to catch a train. The train ride to Manhattan is slightly over an hour depending on which train station and line one uses. The Bee-Line Bus system takes passengers to various Westchester destinations, and there is an express bus to New York City. For those interested in ride-sharing, Yorktown has three free park-and-ride commuter lots.

Most students attend the Yorktown Heights schools, but about 1,200 students who live in the northern part of Yorktown Heights are served by the Lakeland Central School District. In Yorktown Heights, the elementary schools are organized by grade centers, and there is one grades 6-8 middle school and one grades 9-12 high school. Students have performed consistently above the state median and have received numerous commendations for their academic programs.

There are lots of things to do in Yorktown Heights, including taking advantage of educational and arts-related programs at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center. The Center offers daily nutritional programs for senior residents and houses Yorktown Stage that presents musicals and children’s theater, and also presents summer outdoor concerts. The Westchester Ballet Center for the Performing arts offers dance classes, and there is a great little museum that features displays of Yorktown’s history. The Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is a working farm offering classes and lectures as well as woodland hiking trails. Shopping is convenient with several shopping centers the largest shopping district of any of the hamlets, housing the full range of places essential to daily life, from grocery stores to clothing stores, pharmacies, dry cleaners and various service providers, and a number of new restaurants have opened recently. Yorktown Heights has some great and unique celebrations, including the Feast of San Gennaro and a New Year’s Eve 75-foot ball drop and fireworks.

Why We Love It
Oh wow! I’ve been wanting to know how to make salves for bug bites and skin problems. I went to the best class at the Hanover Farm and Environmental Center and learned what herbs and other plants to use. Awesome place! ~ Sandra

I’ve been reading a lot of 18th century history lately. What brought it all to life was a visit to the Yorktown Museum where they’ve recreated an 18th century home and an early Mohegan settlement. There is a great exhibit of detailed miniatures, too. It’s a must-do thing to do. ~ Tina

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