The inland hamlet of Armonk lies near the Connecticut/New York border just 35 miles north of Manhattan. As Armonk does not have it’s own train station commuters may drive 8 miles to North White Plains before taking the 38 minute Metro North Train to Grand Central Station. While Armonk does not have the easy commute to the City that you find in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and many other towns in Westchester, the hamlet is great for folks looking to have good proximity to Stamford(21 miles) or Greenwich(10 miles) while still being a pretty short trip into Manhattan. Armonk feels like a small town, despite being host to Fortune 500 corporate headquarters like IBM and Swiss Re.
The hamlet’s flat, downtown section is surrounded by rolling hills. The downtown is walkable and populated with some really high end restaurants as well as relaxed local eateries and boutiques. Even restaurateurs from Manhattan have moved into Armonk. Restaurant North was opened in 2010 by a couple of former heavy hitters from the Union Square Grille and the reviews of the place are great. It’s sparked a lot of new restaurant openings and migration of City folk north to this sleepy hamlet. If you’re in walking distance to the town center you’ll be able to get most of what you need in town (groceries, spa, bicycle/ski and clothing stores).
Every September Armonk hosts an Armonk Outdoor Art Show which draws many to the business center. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Castle Public Library which also promotes other cultural events around town. The Armonk Players is a local, well reviewed theater that hosts productions throughout the year.
Armonk owns beautiful green space including the Wampus Pond Park and its boating, fishing, and picnic areas. The North County Community Park and Lombardi Park provide residents with great playing fields for sports and other recreational activity. Armonk’s schools lie within the Byram School District. For more information on the hamlet check out the official Town of North Castle website.
As of early 2017, the median sale price in Armonk was $935K while the average sale price was $1.169 million. You’ll find a wide variety of styles of homes including sprawling estates and more modest homes including classic Tudors, colonials, and even 50’s modern designs. There’s something for everyone, if you can afford the price tag.
If you’re planning a day out in Armonk try a few of these spots. If you want to see some houses or get more info on the area let me know.
400 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504
Bagel Emporium of Armonk
391 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504
Broadway North Pizzaria
393 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504
Armonk Country Kitchen (Gourmet Groceries for a picnic)
397 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504
386 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504
387 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504
La Mer Seafood
407 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504