Running alongside the north border of Westchester County, the lively town of Yorktown offers stunning country living just outside of New York City.
Yorktown has a wide range of residential options and an active community feel. The real estate market comprises affordable single-family homes, modest condos, luxury estates, and amenity-rich apartments and co-ops. Though some properties are on the pricey end, for the most part, Yorktown is more budget-friendly than other Westchester towns. Growing families and crowds from the Bronx and Manhattan tend to choose suburban Yorktown for its proximity to Manhattan and stable housing market, knowing that the city is just a forty-five-minute commute away.
Residents enjoy a vibrant and walkable commercial hub. Yorktown boasts downtown bike paths and walking trails, as well as a robust retail scene. Popular chains stand alongside trendy local restaurants and upscale boutiques. Surrounding its central shopping area is a collection of vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own distinct character. IBM is the most significant business with offices in Yorktown, but other small industrial parks dot the region.
As with other Westchester counties, Yorktown boasts gorgeous scenic views and a wealth of recreational activities. The Turkey Mountain nature preserve has a network of walking and hiking trails winding up the mountain. Visitors enjoy climbing to its highest point to get a glimpse of the city skyline on bright days. The recreation department has an active community center and variety of sports clubs and other activities that are year-round and family-friendly. No summer weekend in Yorktown is complete without a trip to Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park. The sprawling outdoor recreation center features a giant swimming pool, picnic lawns, and ponds for fishing and boating.