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Overview

Introduction to Chappaqua, New York

Chappaqua, New York, in Westchester county, is 8 miles N of White Plains, New York and 31 miles N of New York, New York.

Chappaqua History

In the early 1730s, a group of Quakers settled in the area now known as Chappaqua. They mostly engaged in farming, but other popular industries included shoemaking and hardware, eyeglasses and furniture construction. In 1846, when a railroad was extended to Chappaqua, businesses became concentrated around the station. The new businesses included hotels, livery stables, a library, stores and small factories.

Chappaqua and nearby Attractions

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Caumsett State Historic Park
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum

Things To Do In Chappaqua

Nearby museums include the Bruce Museum, the Peekskill Museum and the Katonah Museum of Art. The Bartow-Pell Mansion, the Caumsett State Historic Park and the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site are accessible from Chappaqua as well. Blauvelt State Park, Mohansic State Park and Blue Mountain Reservation are some of the local parks, while the Bartlett Arboretum, the Bergen County Zoological Park and the Glen Rock Arboretum are also popular nearby attractions.

Chappaqua Transportation

Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.

Chappaqua Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bergen Community College, Norwalk Community College and the Cochran School of Nursing.

People

Total Population 1,287
Male Share of the Population 44.4%
Female Share of the Population 55.6%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 670
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $129,375
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.5%
% Using Public Transportation 30.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,427
Median House Value $577,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 14.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chappaqua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10514
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.159
Longitude -73.765

Chappaqua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station SCARSDALE
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Armonk 4,541 $207,414
Briarcliff Manor 7,739 $183,047
Hawthorne 4,583 $119,574
Mount Kisco 11,060 $83,253

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chappaqua Public Libraries

Library
Chappaqua Central Sch Dist P L
195 SOUTH GREELEY AVENUE
Chappaqua, New York
(914) 238-4779
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Chappaqua High Schools

HORACE GREELEY HS
70 ROARING BROOK RD
914-238-3911
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,170 students.

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