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Population (2010 census): 3,759 over 1.1 square miles
Median Age: 36.9
Median Income: $100,688
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 40%
% Households with Children Under 18: 36.6%
Thornwood is a hamlet inside the town of Mount Pleasant, approximately 40 minutes North of New York City. Thornwood is located in Central Westchester County, with White Plains 10 minutes away.
Thornwood once had a large and flourishing marble quarry, at the intersection of Route 141 and Kensico Road. The quarry pit was filled up in the mid 1980s. The location is now the Town Center Shopping Center.
The town of Mount Pleasant, which Thornwood is part of, offers many recreational programs for its residents. There are many parks and outdoor spaces within a short drive. Within Thornwood, the Caroll Park provides sports fields and a pond for fishing. In the winter, you can also ice skate at the park.
Thornwood is approximately 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan.
The train station in Thornwood has not been used since the mid 80s. Residents can drive to the Pleasantville and Hawthorne Metro North train stations, which is then a 40 minute train ride away from Grand Central Station.
As for driving, the town is close to the Taconic and Saw Mill Parkways which connects the town to other parts of the county, and New York State.
Please visit our Westchester School Districts page to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
27.5% of the homes were built before 1940. A large portion, 29.4%, were built between 1950-60, and 27.4% were built between 1960-1980. Therefore, you will find many cape codes, bungalows, ranches, and colonials in hamlet.
69% of the homes in Thornwood are detached single family homes. and 13.6% of the homes are duplexes, and 8.6% are 3-4 unit multifamily buildings. 66.4% of the homes are owner occupied, and 33.6% are being rented.
The Town of Mount Pleasant website: www.mtpleasantny.com