Harrison is a town and village in Westchester County, New York, approximately 22 miles northeast of Manhattan, New York City. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town (and coterminous village) has a total area of 17.4 square miles, of which 16.8 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles, or 3.22%, is water. The population was 27,472 at the 2010 census.
Harrison features a wide variety of life styles, from quasi-urban downtown to leafy neighborhoods of beautiful homes to large estates in Purchase. It is home to golf courses, Westchester County Airport, all kinds of recreation. There is a home for everyone in Harrison.
Harrison was ranked sixth in the list of the top 10 places to live in New York State for 2014, according to the national online real estate site Movoto.
Harrison is bordered by North Castle, White Plains, Rye town, Rye city, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale. The New England Thruway (I-95) runs through the town (without any interchanges), as well as the Cross Westchester Expressway and the Hutchinson River Parkway. I-684 passes through Harrison and ends at the Cross Westchester Expressway and the Hutchinson Parkway.
The distance from Harrison Station to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is about 27 miles. Peak trains from Harrison to Grand Central take about 40 minutes. Harrison is also home to the Westchester County Airport.
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