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Population (2010 census): 41,592 over 34.5 square miles
Median Age: 43.5
Median Income: $95,596
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 73.1%
% Households with Children Under 18: 44.8%
The town of Cortlandt lies in the Northwest corner of Westchester County, with 15 miles of shoreline along the Hudson River. It borders Putnam County to the North, and Yorktown to the East. The town includes the hamlets and villages of Verplanck, Buchanan, Cortlandt Manor, Crugers, and Croton-on-Hudson. The vibe of the area is part suburban and part rural.
Over 94% of the town's land is zoned for residential or open space, and 13% of the land is public park. The population of the town has been growing steadily since 2000. Part of the growth is due to its relatively cheaper housing prices compared to other parts of Westchester, and the building of many new developments, all the while within 1 hour of commute to NYC.
The Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear plant that powers 30% of the electricity for New York City and Westchester, is located in Buchanan. That leads to some undesirability in the housing in Buchanan, although in reality if anything happens in the nuclear point, all of the county and New York City would be affected.
You can find beautiful scenery and nature offerings in Cortlandt. There are parks along the waterfront, like the George's Island Park and the Oscawana Park and Graff Sanctuary.
Cortlandt Manor offers an array of recreational facilities. The Steven Herbert Memorial Skate Park is a new skateboard park with quarter-pipes and rails. Residents can swim and play volleyball at the 22-acre Sprout Brook Park, which has a man-made lake, enjoy the scenic overlooks of the 350-acre Hudson Highways Gateway Park and swim in the Olympic pool at the 51-acre Charles J. Cook Recreation Center.
Shopping in Cortlandt is pretty convenient. For shopping centers and big box stores, there is the Cortlandt Town Center, which is the main shopping center for Northern Westchester. It includes a Walmart, Home Depot, Marshalls, etc and a movie theater.
Cortlandt is around 43 miles North of Midtown Manhattan. The Metro North service from the Cortlandt station takes around 60 minutes, while Croton-Harmon station has express trains that sometimes cut the ride down to 46 minutes. The town is convenient to Route 9, Route 6, and Route 202, which connect to the Taconic State Parkway.
Most of the students in Cortlandt either attend the Hendrick Hudson School District or the Lakeland Central School District. A small portion go to the Croton-Harmon School District or the Yorktown School District.
You can also visit our Westchester School Districts page to find out more about all the schools.
There are 15,884 housing units in Cortlandt. You will find anything from large estates, some smaller homes, and a few condo complexes. 70.2% of the homes are detached single family homes, while 5.5% are attached single family homes. Close to 50% of the homes were built before 1960. But you will still find some newer developments in Cortlandt, with 5.9% of the properties built after 2000.
77.8% of the homes are owner occupied, and 22.2% of the homes are rented occupied.
In 2014, there were 320 single family homes sold in Cortlandt according to the Hudson Gateway MLS. The median sales price was $385,000, and the average days on market was 125 days. There were also 32 condos sold, with a median sales price of $360,000.
The Town of Cortlandt NY: www.townofcortlandt.com