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.
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.
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  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.
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.