Croton-on-Hudson is a village in Westchester County, New York. The population was 8,070 at the 2010 census. It is located in the town of Cortlandt, in New York City’s northern suburbs. Croton is a small, quiet village known more for its wonderful river parks and walkways, and affordable homes. The village was incorporated in 1898.
The highly walk able upper village has a vest-pocket downtown with an old-fashioned streetlight mounted on a post in the middle—one of the few “dummy lights” in the US. The Black Cow, one of the first independent coffeehouses in Westchester, is a social hub. Older homes line the narrow streets, and cedar contemporaries occupy woodsy lots. It’s a small place; the Class of 2012 at Croton-Harmon High School was all of 139 students.
Croton is divided into two parts. The lower, Harmon, is across Route 9 from the Croton-Harmon station, where a nonstop express can get you into Grand Central Terminal in 46 minutes. Half Moon Bay, a gated townhome community on the Hudson, has easy access to one of the County’s best marinas.
Croton-on-Hudson was named one of the best places to live in Westchester by Westchester Magazine in 2013.
Morning express trains from the Croton-Harmon station can arrive at Grand Central in as little as 46 minutes.
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