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Katonah

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Katonah [1] is a village in Westchester County in the state of New York in the United States of America.

Get in

By plane

  • Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Road, White Plains (New York), +1 914 995-4860 (airlines), [2]. The closest airport, about 25 minutes drive. Rental cars are available.
  • Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100, [3]. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but at present offers few direct flights.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, [4], John F. Kennedy International Airport [5], and LaGuardia Airport [6]: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Westchester-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Westchester in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. If staying in Westchester, ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.

Get around

A Metro North Train Station travels from Grand Central, Manhattan through Pleasantville, Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Bedford, Katonah, and Goldens Bridge. Having a car is advisable.

See

Katonah, a small residential town with a unique "Mom & Pop" business district, is the culturally central hamlet of the town of Bedford, the three hamlets of which are Katonah, Bedford Hills and Bedford Village (each with its own post offices and libraries). The hamlet of Katonah offers a variety of dining, community events and library fairs. Generally docile, not much can be found open in town itself after 10:00PM besides restaurants.

  • Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, +1 914 232-5035, [7]. Mediterranean villa set on an 80 acre estate. A festival and concert space host to numerous prominent performers and performances, can be found within town limits. One of New York's most elegant and well-known concert spaces, the spacious area is perhaps Katonah's primary cultural attraction. Take afternoon tea and tour or attend one of their evening concerts.
  • Katonah Museum of Art, [8]. A world renowned Art Museum, very close to the hamlet's center.
  • John Jay Homstead, 400 Jay Street (Rt. 22). The last home of the United States' first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, and a state historic site.

The larger town of Bedford is notable for the outdoors opportunities. Numerous reservations are scattered throughout the area, the largest of which is the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation center. WPR provides an excellent space for camping, hiking and biking, with numerous trails, campsites, shelters, and a museum. Bedford is also home to part of the resevoir system which provides New York city its drinking water. Regulated fishing and ice fishing can be found there and in nearby lakes and reserviors.

A Metro North Train station can be found on the North end of the hamlet, offering easy access to Manhattan, as well as nearby Mount Kisco and Pleasantville. Mount Kisco features numerous restaurants and a New Line Cinema, while Pleasantville offers a similar quaint town experience to that of Katonah, with the notable addition of the Jacob Burns [9] film center, offering independent and foreign films to the surrounding area. Katonah residents know the value of their own town's charm but also note the convenience of having varied offerings so easily accessible.

Buy

Real Estate in Katonah and the larger town of Bedford is quite expensive. Many areas are four acre zoning districts. Lakeside properties, particlarly those around Lake Katonah, are especially sought after. More affordable housing can be sought in Mount Kisco.

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Hotels can be found in Mount Kisco, South Salem and nearby Ridgefield (Connecticut).

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