The commuter town.
Though Croton is farther north to drive than many of the southern Westchester towns, the express train makes this town easily accessible. At 46 min to the City, it maintains a savvy vibe in a warm and friendly community. Characterized by its rustic homes and hippie vibe, Croton is made up of artists, musicians and many working professionals. During the day it is a sleepy town made up of mostly kids walking through the Village and keeping each other company. The kid-friendly destinations include the Blue Pig (open seasonally), ‘The Studio’ and the local playgrounds.
Hidden costs to consider: Train commute, taxes (while lower than many Westchester towns, they are on par with the nearby river towns) vary based on size and location of the home you purchase.
Local Food Shops; Shop Rite, Super Foodtown, Coles Market, Hemlock Farm
Parks & Area
Boasts beautiful scenic parks; Croton Landing, Croton Point Park, Croton Dam, Jane’s Arboretum, Croton Sailing
CHUFS Croton Union Free Schools
Things to note: Top School though underrated, opting out of tests affects numbers. A stellar music and string dept. starting at an early age. HW load minimal until high school. https://www.greatschools.org
Hudson Line: 46 min, every 1/2 hour till 9am
56-1.15 min, every 1 hour after 9am
Plenty of parking, day and season passes available.
For such a large commuter town the downtown area is relatively small but growing.
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