Welcome to Cortlandt Manor
New York’s most private and tranquil residential haven
Away from New York’s flurry and bustle lies Cortlandt Manor, a hamlet in the Town of Cortlandt in northern Westchester County. Established in 1697 by Stephanus Van Cortlandt, this affluent neighborhood has a rich artistic history that blends well with its lavish suburban setup.
Dubbed Westchester’s “musical town,” Cortlandt Manor is home to notable talents such as Aaron Copland and Bob Baldwin. Over the years, the city has experienced an influx of upscale residential buildings thanks to the area’s thriving business community. For this reason, most residents own their homes and have easy access to a wealth of social amenities in the region.
What to Love
- Sparse suburban feel
- Access to restaurants and parks
- Availability of fresh organic foods from farms
- Convenient environment for a family-oriented setup
- Historic sites and monuments
The city of Cortlandt Manor has a tranquil and family-friendly atmosphere. The city’s intimate vibe attracts affluent personalities from neighboring cities in New York. Its growth and modern development make Cortlandt Manor a top destination for residents who want the peace and calm of a New York suburban town. On good days, you can meet residents hiking at Camp Smith Trail or engaging in water activities at the Hudson River. In addition, the Clearwater Festival is a must-attend as it attracts many people from neighboring towns.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
As a New York town, Cortlandt Manor isn’t short of fine dining, shopping, and entertainment establishments. On any morning, breakfast served at Little Cabin Sandwich Shop is surreal, especially their signature Pastrami prepared using grilled marble rye or whole grain mustard. Locals adore this restaurant for its organic fresh salads and other health-conscious options.
Nestled near Lexington Avenue is Augie’s Prime Cut, the town’s go-to restaurant for seafood and steak. Voted as Westchester’s best bar and restaurant, Augie’s serves quality cuts in a setting reminiscent of rustic Italy; you’ll love The Loft part of the bar catering for private events.
Shopping enthusiasts will love Homesense — a shopping outlet in the city dedicated to modern furnishings and housewares. This shopping establishment will ignite your creativity and lure your senses with its exquisite styles and top-of-the-range quality items from designer shops.
Fat Sal’s Bar & Grill is a celebrated dining restaurant. They use fresh and local ingredients to prepare their meals. Specializing in chicken wings, Fat Sal’s has many choices. Vegan diets are available. They provide online deliveries and are open seven days a week.
Things to Do
Cortlandt Manor is fortunate to provide guests and locals access to various activities. Want to connect with mother nature? You’ll want to explore some of the hiking trails at Blue Mountain Park. The quiet 1,500-plus acre park offers trails for walking, hiking, biking, and fishing, among others.
George’s Island Park is a 200-acre riverside park connected to the Hudson River, where you can sail and enjoy the lush greenery surrounding the river. The park provides barbeque and picnic tables along the river’s edge. Enjoy your meals as you’re treated to amazing water views, lovely fields, and a ball field.
The Montrose Fireman’s Carnival is a yearly, must-attend family-friendly festival. The event runs for four days and includes amazing carnival rides for all ages. There’s an array of fantastic food and treats, carnival games, and prizes to be won.
Founded by Pete and Toshi Seeger over 40 years ago, the Clearwater Festival is a two-day event and is the largest annual music festival around. The festival brings the community together and is revered for its celebration and activism for protecting the Hudson River.
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