Courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Hamlet of Hartsdale

Hartsdale is a charming hamlet in the unincorporated section of the Town of Greenburgh. Spread throughout its 4 square miles are several shopping centers, two business districts and a population as divers as those in many large cities. Rich in history, Hartsdale has maintained a rural quality with working farms, old estates and the first pet cemetery, The Hartsdale Canine Cemetery. Shopping is plentiful, including the Hart’s Corners area, the area around the train station with a variety of small shops and restaurants and the Dalewood Shopping Center on Central Park Avenue. The Bronx River Parkway and Sprain Parkway provide easy access to all of Westchester and nearby New York City. The bus line from White Plains to Manhattan passes through Hartsdale on Centeral Avenue. The Harlem line of Metro North service Hartsdale with a commuting time of 32 minutes to Grand Central Station.


Hartsdale has almost every type of housing imaginable, a typical development is Poets’ Corner with 26 streets named for poets. Most of the homes were built in the 50’s, but some date to the 1920’s. There are Cape Cods, colonials, ranches and split levels on lots averaging 75×100 feet. Older homes tend to be concentrated near the train station. One development called Manor Woods, has steep wooded hills lined with 70-year old tudors, colonials and Mediterraneans. Hartsdale also has a wide variety of coops and condominiums, many along East Hartsdale Avenue, the hamlet’s main street.


Dining and Shopping

Hartsdale features a remarkable variety of good restaurants within close proximity to the train station. Patrons can enjoy brick oven pizza, gelato, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines. Hartsdale also offers the convenience of a Rite Aid, bakery, bank, veternarian, pet groomer, tailor, nail salons and Chef Central. Larger chain stores include Michael’s, Petco, Verizon, Trader Joe’s, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx. Residents also enjoy farm fresh produce from the Westchester Greenhouses & Farm.

Educational Facilities

Residents send their children to Greenburgh School District No.7. It has 2 elementary schools, Juniper Hill for K-1 and Highview for 2-3. The elementary schools offer instruction in foreign languages and also have a gifted student program. An intermediate school and the Woodlands Junior/Senior High School are situated on 190 acres of the former estate of Felix Warburg, the financier. Woodlands graduates find acceptance at the finest colleges in the nation. Scholarships and grants received by the Senior Class rank the school as a leader in academic excellence.

Recreational Facilities

Recreational opportunities abound with 19 tennis courts and 7 pools at the A.F. Veteren Park in nearby Ardsley. Residents can also swim in an indoor pool at the Fairview-Greenburgh Community Center in White Plains. The Scarsdale Golf Club, a private 18-hole course is near the train station. Several other courses are in the surrounding area. The Greenburgh Recreation Department offers a full range of sports and arts & crafts activities, as well as a 6-week summer day camp program.

Click on the photo to the right for the Spring and Summer 2020 catalog of programs.