Named after Captain William H. Dobbs and his family who ran a ferry service that traversed the Hudson River at this location, Dobbs Ferry is a charming village bounded on the west by the Hudson River and on the east by the Saw Mill River. Just over three square miles in size, the village incorporated in the town of Greenburgh his home to nearly 11,000 residents.
Dobbs Ferry is a convenient 43 minute train by Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central Terminal. Rich in centuries of American history, the village is home to numerous landmarks, a number of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dobbs Ferry boasts a comfortable central village with plenty of lovely homely restaurants and shops.
Recognized throughout the country for its merits in education, Dobbs Ferry lies within the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, which consists of Springhurst Elementary, grades K-5, Dobbs Ferry Middle School, grades 6-8, and the Dobbs Ferry High School, grades 9-12. Mercy College, a private, four-year institution with undergraduate and graduate programs, has its main campus in Dobbs Ferry. Our Lady of Victory Academy, a local parochial school offering grades 9-12 for girls, is located on the campus of Mercy College. The Masters School is a private school located south of the town center that offers grades 5-12 for boys and girls. It is a boarding or day school that was founded in 1877 by Eliza Masters.
The small-town luxury, proximity to New York City, and well-deserved reputation for excellence in education, all attribute to making Dobbs Ferry one of Westchester County�s finest places to live.