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Population (2010 census): 36,081 over 40 square miles
Median Age: 44.5
Median Income: $101,074
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 46.8%
% Households with Children Under 18: 37.8%
The town of Yorktown is very large at 40 sq miles, which is bigger than Manhattan. It offers a diverse set of neighborhoods, with suburban residential areas, lots of parks and open spaces, and rural farmland. It is made up of five business hamlets: Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Crompond, and Yorktown Heights. Yorktown Heights, at the Southeast corner of town, is the largest hamlet: 2/3 of the population in Yorktown live in Yorktown Heights.
Yorktown has a long history, being first settled in 1683. It played a strategic role during the American Revolution. Therefore, when the township was officially incorporated in 1788, it was named after the decisive Revolutionary War Battle near Yorktown, Virginia.
The Yorktown Parks and Rec department offers a wide range of programs for its residents of all ages. In the summer, there is a summer camp for kids, and a free concert series held at the John 'Jack' DeVito Gazebo. There are three swimming facilities in Yorktown: Sparkle Lake Beach, Junior Lake Pool, and the Brian J. Slavin Aquatic Center.
The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center (YCCC) provides a variety of educational, arts, and fitness programs for children, teens, and seniors. The center is also home to a 550 seat theater, where you can attend workshops and see productions from the fabulous Yorktown Stage.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of living in Yorktown is its nature surroundings. You can bike on the North County Trailways, which passes by the Village of Yorktown and its shops and restaurants. The Turkey Mountain is 831 feet above sea level. On top of the mountain, you get a breathtaking panoramic view of Croton Reservoir, the Hudson River, and a glimpse of the New York City skyline.
There is also the FDR State Park that includes a lake, a pond, fishing, picnic areas and sports fields, a golf course, and a mammoth swimming pool that is twice the size of an Olympic regulation sized pool.
The Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown, although is quite small, has a Macy's, Sears, and 90 other stores. The nearby Cortlandt Town Center with several big box stores and a movie theater, may be a more popular place for shopping.
IBM is a major employer in town with its Watson Research Center located there. There are smaller industrial businesses in industrial parks located in different parts of Yorktown.
70.3% of the homes in Yorktown are detached single family homes, and 7.2% are attached single family homes. 14% of the homes were built before 1950, which may include the vintage victorians. Most of the homes were built after the 60s. You will find the popular colonial styles from the 60s, ranch and split level from the 70s, to homes in the woods and modern mcmansions.
68.4% of the homes are owner occupied, and 31.6% are being rented.
In 2014, there were 285 single family homes sold according to the Hudson Gateway MLS. The median sales price was $402,500 and the average days on market was 104 days. 88 condos were sold at a median price of $250,000. 9 coops were sold, and the median sales price was $132,500.
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There are many single family home, townhouses, and condo communities in Yorktown NY. Some of the communities usually have a managing association that takes care of maintenance like snow plowing, and have amenities like a club house, swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground.
Some of the more popular communities in Yorktown include:
Countryside is popular single family home community in Yorktown Heights, very close to downtown Yorktown Heights with views of Turkey Mountain. The homes in the community were built in the late 1970s to the 1980s. As of 2016, the home are mostly selling in the $400,000s and $500,000s and up.
Huntersville is a beautiful neighborhood that includes homes from all ages. You may find some old farm house and historic homes in Huntersville as well.
Some of the newer single family home communities in Yorktown include:
Yorktown Mews and Cranberry Hill Estates are newer construction development, built around 2014. Pinetree Estates, Fox Den Estates, Lakeview Estates and Bridle Ridge were built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. London Woods is a neighborhood built around 1987-1993.
Maple Brook Townhouses
There is no Metro North station in the town. For residents commuting to New York City, they may choose to take the train to Grand Central station from either Croton-Harmon on the Hudson Line, or Mount Kisco on the Harlem line.
Which station you depart from generally depends on which part of town you live in, the time of day, and parking availability. Usually it is a 10-20 minute drive to the station for commuters, and the train ride will range from 41-75 minutes depending on whether you catch an express or local train.
It is convenient to get right on the Taconic State Parkway which travels North to Putnam County, and South to the rest of Westchester and NYC. Driving to New York City from Yorktown takes approximately one hour.
Most of the students in Yorktown Heights and the Southern part of Yorktown go to the Yorktown Central School District. Students in Northern Yorktown go to schools in the Lakeland Central School District, which extends into Putnam County. A small portion of Yorktown students go to Croton-Harmon School District and the Ossining Union Free School District.
Please visit our Westchester School Districts page to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
The town of Yorktown website: http://www.yorktownny.org/
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