Town Articles August 25, 2022

Chappaqua

Chappaqua

About the area

Welcome to Chappaqua, a hamlet in Westchester County New York, 35 miles and 40 minutes north of New York City. The quaint hamlet encompasses .45-square-miles, though the school district pulls from a wider area. Chappaqua’s downtown is walkable, and lined with the kind of small mom-and-pop shops towns crave, restaurants, Starbucks, a gazebo where summer concerts are held and a ball field. Radiating out from the business hub are side streets with homes on lots as small as 0.10 acres. As one travels outward, houses sit on bigger lots, and increasingly the hills are dotted with large homes. The hamlet traces its name to the Native American tribes of the Mohegan Confederation who farmed the land in New Castle. The area now known as Chappaqua was called Shepequa, which referred to the plentiful local water sources, according to the New Castle Historical Society. Despite the influx of well-to-do Upper West Siders and Brooklynites in the last two decades, Chappaqua has retained a small-town rural feeling. Even though public figures like Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as a number of entertainment personalities, live in Chappaqua, it’s described as a down-to-earth, family-oriented community.

Shopping/Things to Do
Whole Foods
Chappaqua Village Market
Talbots
Gedney Park
Croton George Park
Hardscrabble Wilderness Area
New Castle Historical Society

Education
Douglas Grafflin Elementary School
Westorchard Elementary School
Roaring Brook Elementary School
Robert E. Bell Middle School
Seven Bridges Middle School
Horace Greeley High School

Commuting Times
47 minute Express train to Grand Central
15 minute drive to White Plains
15 minute drive to Westchester County Airport
48 minute drive to LaGuardia Airport
58 minute drive to JFK Airport