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Dobbs Ferry


Dobbs Ferry is a “rivervillage” within the town of Greenburgh.  The village has just over 11,000 residents and is approximately a 35 minute (express) ride on the Metro North Rail to Grand Central Station.   The Most of the village falls into the boundaries of the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District.  Dobbs Ferry is a highly ranked place to live in NY State (7th in the State) which offers many attractive elements.  The village is certified as a Climate Smart Community.  It’s a walkable 3.4 mile village with over 10% of the residents not owning a car and relying on bicycles or public transportation.

Main Street is lined with sushi, farm to table, Italian and other independent restaurants.  You’ll find organic cleaners, boutiques, and funky thrift stores on your walk through the village.  All that said, it’s no surprise that there have been many buyers from Williamsburg, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights taking a peek at Dobbs Ferry.

As for geography, the village is bounded on the east by the Saw Mill River and the Hudson River on the West.  Wickers Creek runs east/west through the center of the village, originating at Todd’s Pond in the Juhring Nature Preserve.  Dobbs Ferry is made up of neighborhoods including: Waterfront, Old Town, Fairmead, Riverview Manor, Villard, Osborne, Belden, Maple, Walgrove, Virginia, Beacon Hill, Campuses and Woods, Parkway, Southfield, Knoll, Northfield, and Juhring(“Ardsley Park”).

The village has an active Rec Center which runs art classes, sports leagues, and camps for all ages.  Many outdoor activities are available in the village’s public parks including the Juhring Natire Preserve (76 acre woodland trails park), Waterfront Park on the Hudson (playground, soccer field, summer concerts and fireworks on the Fourth), Gould Park (spots facilities), as well as other options in the area.

For more information on Dobbs Ferry check out the village Official Website.

Visiting the town?  Here are a few places to check out.  If you’d like to see some homes let me know.