Irvington

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Irvington, sometimes known as Irvington-on-Hudson, is an affluent suburban village in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River. To the north of Irvington is the village of Tarrytown, to the south the village of Dobbs Ferry, and to the east unincorporated parts of Greenburgh, including East Irvington. Sized at four square miles, the village incorporated in the town of Greenburgh is home to 6,500 residents.

rvington is a convenient 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan, just over a 40 minute by the Metro-North Hudson Line. Rich in centuries of American history, the village’s Main Street area, host to several lovely restaurants and shops, has been designated an historic district by New York State, and, as of 2013, is under consideration for addition to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, Westchester Magazine ranked Irvington as the “Best Place to Live in Westchester”, remarking that the village is: �Charming, quiet, green, with a darling Main Street, stunning river views, [and] a burgeoning dining scene … this unassuming rivertown is pretty near perfect. … [The village] scored the highest in our tally, getting a perfect 10 for safety and proximity to water … a 9 for its schools … and an 8 for its green space … All in all, a great mix.

Before the area where Irvington is now located was settled by Europeans, it was inhabited by the Wickquasgeck Indians, a band of the Wappingers, related to the Lenape (Delaware) tribes which dominated lower New York state and New Jersey.

Irvington carries rich history from the American Revolution. In 1854 the village changed its name, by popular vote, to “Irvington”, to honor the American author Washington Irving, who was still alive at that time and living in nearby “Sunnyside” � which is today preserved as a museum. Other historical points of interest worthy of mention include Irving’s Memorial, The Octagon House, The Lord & Burnham Building, The Cosmopolitan Building, Nuits Villa, Villa Lewaro, Odell’s Tavern, Nevis Laboratories, the Church of St. Barnabas, the McVickar House, the Irvington Presbyterian Church, “Hermit’s Grave”, “Shadowbrook Estate”, among many others.

Irvington is part of the Irvington Union Free School District. Included are the schools Dows Lane School (K-3), Main Street School (4 & 5), Irvington Middle School (6-8), and Irvington High School (9-12).

Its proximity to New York City and comfortable central village attribute to making Irvington one of the finest places to live in Westchester.