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Benefits of Living in Irvington

Irvington has something most other river towns lack: a view of the Manhattan skyline. That’s a constant reminder that although this community has an away-from-it-all feel, it’s really not far from New York City. Depending on the time of day, Metro-North trains can get you to Grand Central in less than 45 minutes.

It’s the small-town feel that attracts most people to Irvington. With its relaxed atmosphere, strollable downtown streets, and wide swaths of green, it’s easy to see why Irvington was ranked among the region’s "best places to live," by Westchester Magazine. Summer sees a noticeably influx of day-trippers from New York, but it’s never the crush of people you find in other river towns.

Residents actually check out books from the Irvington Public Library (which has an annex with a spectacular reading room designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany) and attend community theater performances in the steeple-topped Irvington Town Hall. If you’re looking for a village with a lived-in vibe, check out Irvington.