Local Community Info | Harrison, Westchester NY Real Estate



The Harrison, NY Community

Blending the best of town and country, Harrison is a predominantly residential town which quietly grants every modern amenity. Within a carefully protected rural atmosphere of tree-lined streets, the relaxation of luxurious estate type living harmoniously coexists with Harrison's "Platinum Mile", where numerous large concerns such as Texaco, IBM and Pepsico have established corporate offices. Sophisticated employment opportunities and outstanding shopping are also available in neighboring White Plains. Harrison NY real estate is sheltered within a population of 25,620 and twenty-two square miles, the distance founder John Harrison could gallop that day in 1696 when he bought the land from the Siwanoy Indians. Its northern section, known as Purchase, has a reputation as a privileged area of fine estate homes.

Harrison School District and Cultural Facilities

Harrison Central School District's four Elementary Schools have twice received the United States Office of Education Excellence Award, recognition given to schools ranking in the 99th percentile nationwide. Harrison High School's four-acre campus also provides superior educational programs. Outstanding private schools include the 420-student Keio Academy, a high school affiliated with Tokyo's Keio University. The New York State University at Purchase and Manhattanville College (site of New York University's Stern School of Business) provide superb opportunities for advanced degrees and contribute greatly to Harrison's thriving cultural life.

Recreational Facilities

Home of the famous Buick Golf Classic, Harrison's fine recreational facilities include five private Country Clubs with golf courses. Eighty acres of park land, many tennis courts, three swimming pools and extensive supervised programs add other opportunities for leisure enjoyment. The lovely Silver Lake Preserve invites swimming, boating, camping and hiking.

Transportation in Harrison, NY

Only 23 miles north of New York City, Harrison, NY is a short 36 minute commute via Metro-North express train. Interstate Routes 87 and 287 and the Saw Mill Parkway provide convenient access to Westchester's extensive network of major roads.

Michèle Flood - Associate Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
25 Purdy Avenue Rye, NY 10580
Phone: 914-967-0059