Welcome to Dobbs Ferry

Named after the ferry service that carried residents across the Hudson River during the late 1800s, this bustling Westchester river town sprouted as an encampment during the Revolutionary War. Just over 11,000 people live in the 2.4-square-mile village, many of whom were lured by the good schools, relatively diverse population, and charming housing choices for just about any budget or design sensibility.

Key Details

Attributes

recreation, farmers market, scenic, waterfront, artistic, friendly

LOCATED IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY

Commute Times
Grand Central 37m. by train, 45m. by car
LGA 35m. by car
Boundaries
East to West Saw Mill River to the East, Hudson River to the West
North to South Mercy College and Ardsley Curling Club to the North, Hillside Park to the South
Nearby Neighborhoods Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tarrytown

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Dobbs ferry:
With its picturesque riverfront and a slew of hip establishments, Dobbs Ferry is both quaint and happening.

Dobbs Ferry beckons buyers who crave a more laidback lifestyle just outside New York City. Residents from all walks of life enjoy the village’s lush parks, tree-lined trails, and delectable dining.

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What to expect:
Small-town charm mixed with suburban convenience.

The walkable village’s two main drags are lined with mom-and-pop shops and family-run restaurants. But you’ll also find a large chain drugstore and supermarket, and—a few minutes’ drive away—a newly constructed shopping center with national fast-casual chain restaurants and an upscale iPic cinema.

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The lifestyle:
Friendly, family-centric, and laidback.

Locals love to be outside—whether it’s strolling the walkways or climbing the playgrounds along the waterfront, hitting the sports fields or pools at Memorial and Gould Park, or spilling out onto the sidewalk tables of downtown eateries.

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Unexpected appeal:
A burgeoning arts scene.

Hudson River Landing, a 100-year-old waterfront building that once housed Anchor Brewing Company, has been gradually rented out to local artists and is now the primo stop on the area’s RiverArts Studio Tour. The village also boasts multiple arts spaces that allow kids to create with wild abandon.

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The market:
Townhomes, Victorian bungalows, mid-century masterpieces—you name it.

Aside from a few sprawling mansions near the country club, the lots are small and the homes that occupy them range from classic colonials to raised ranches.

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You'll fall in love with:
The river views, tree-lined trails, and one-of-a-kind restaurants.

Whether you indulged in the whole suckling pig dinner at the Italian gastropub The Cookery, a bourbon cocktail with sage-infused maple at Harper’s, or a farm-to-taco brunch at Tomatillo, nothing beats a post restaurant stroll while soaking up the beauty of the Lower Hudson Valley.

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