Town Articles August 25, 2022

Thornwood

Thornwood

About the area

Thornwood is an unpretentious place, small enough that neighbors know one another. They may meet at the seven-acre James M. Carroll Park, on the playground or ball field, enjoying town-sponsored summertime concerts or picnicking by Leith’s Pond, where fishing and ice skating are permitted. Residents are part of the larger Mount Pleasant community, gathering at school sports events, the annual Mount Pleasant Day and the Mount Pleasant Community Center, a 12-acre complex with four pools and a branch of the Mount Pleasant Public Library. Thornwood is primarily residential, it’s sometimes hilly streets lined with colonials, Capes and ranches, many expanded or rebuilt. Thornwood has nearly 1,400 single-family homes, including two townhouse developments, and 48 two- and three-family homes. The only condominiums are in a 27-unit complex called Kensico Arms, a converted school. There are no co-op or rental buildings.

Activities
James M. Carroll Park
Mount Pleasant Community Center & Pool
Leith’s Pond
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Jacob Burns Film Center

Education
Hawthorne Elementary School
Columbus Elementary School
Westlake Middle School
Westlake High School

Commuting Times
47 minute Express train to Grand Central
12 minute drive to White Plains
17 minute drive to Westchester County Airport
40 minute drive to LaGuardia Airport
55 minute drive to JFK Airport