Introduction to Sleepy Hollow, New York

Sleepy Hollow, New York, in Westchester County, is 6 miles NW of White Plains, New York and 24 miles N of New York, New York.

Sleepy Hollow History

The Weckquaesgeck Native American were the original occupants of this region. In the early 17th century, these natives shared a relatively peaceful relationship with the Dutch, but by 1643 frequent skirmishes occurred between the two. Dutchman Adriaen Van der Donck published a work in 1655 which referred to the Pocantico River valley as Sleepers' Haven. This name was later anglicized as Sleepy Hollow, and applied to the Pocantico River Valley. After the area was seized by British in 1664, Frederick Philipse, a Dutchman, bought large tracts of land from the tribes and settled along the eastern side of the Hudson River. The entire purchase included the area now known as Sleepy Hollow. The village was originally incorporated as North Tarrytown in 1874. It was renamed Sleepy Hollow in March of 1997.

Sleepy Hollow and nearby Attractions

  • Philipsburg Manor
  • Hudson River Museum of Westchester
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Douglas Park
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway
  • Rockefeller State Preserve

Things To Do In Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is home to a number of places of historic interest. Philipsburg Manor, which served as a water mill and trading site in the 17th century, is located in the village. The Rockefeller State Park Preserve, located alongside the Hudson River, offers birdwatching, hiking, running, horseback riding and sport fishing opportunities. In fact, this preserve is particularly well known for its wildlife, as it is home to over 180 species of birds. Patriot's Park, also located in Sleepy Hollow, commemorates the spot where British officer John Andre was captured during the Revolutionary War. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Broad Acres Golf Course. Other popular attractions in the area include the Hudson River Museum of Westchester, the Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, the Bergen County Zoological Park, the George Washington Bridge and the New York Botanical Garden.

Sleepy Hollow Transportation

Air transportation is available from Westchester County Airport.

Sleepy Hollow Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include SUNY Westchester Commmunity College, Iona College, Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff and Mercy College.


Total Population 10,074
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,359
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.3%
Median Earnings25+ $30,688
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,072
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,726


Median Family Income $57,069
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 16.3%
% Using Public Transportation 21.5%


People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $1,314
Median House Value $575,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 10.2%

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

Sleepy Hollow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10591
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.085
Longitude -73.858

Sleepy Hollow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.1 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
Distance 7.7 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
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sleepy Hollow, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Tarrytown (10591)

Philipse Manor (10591)

Pocantico Hills (10591)

Sleepy Hollow Manor (10591)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmsford 4,765 $93,333
Irvington 6,540 $162,824

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

Sleepy Hollow Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(914) 366-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sleepy Hollow (Rip Van Winkle House) between 1895 and 1910

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Sleepy Hollow (Rip Van Winkle House) between 1895 and 1910

Rip Van Winkle House (Sleepy Hollow) c1902.

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