Town Articles August 25, 2022

Katonah

Katonah

About the area

Katonah is one of three hamlets in the northern Westchester town of Bedford. The 0.8 square miles encompasses the business and historic districts, often referred to as “the village,” with a population of nearly 2,100. But many residents consider Katonah a broader area. It’s estimated that the hamlet covers roughly 12 square miles, with a population of around 7,000. It’s the town’s biggest hamlet. Big or little, and despite a transition over the past three decades from working class to a more affluent demographic, Katonah maintains a small-town ambience. It contains two small shopping centers as well as Katonah Avenue, with its restaurants, businesses and eclectic boutiques, many occupying turn-of-the-20th-century Victorians. Katonah is a walkable place, where neighbors run into one another taking their children to school, doing errands downtown or heading to and from the train. It’s described as down-to-earth and inclusive. Outdoor enthusiasts will find ball fields, tennis and paddle tennis courts, two swimming pools and walking trails in the 45-acre, town-operated Katonah Memorial Park. When it’s cold enough, ice skating is permitted on Todd’s Pond. Residents gather for celebrations like the Katonah Fire Department’s parade and carnival, a holiday tree-lighting around a gigantic spruce and a Halloween parade, where even dogs come in costume.

Things to Do
Katonah Village Library
Katonah Art Stroll
Katonah Museum of Art
John Jay Homestead
Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts

Education
Katonah Elementary School
Meadow Pond Elementary School
Increase Miller Elementary School
John Jay Middle School
John Jay High School

Commuting Times
58 minute Express train to Grand Central
27 minute drive to White Plains
18 minute drive to Westchester County Airport
47 minute drive to LaGuardia Airport
62 minute drive to JFK Airport