Introduction to Valhalla, New York

Valhalla, New York, in Westchester County, is 2 miles N of White Plains, New York and 25 miles NE of New York, New York.

Valhalla History

According to historians, the wife of the local postmaster was an ardent fan of German composer, theater director and essayist, Richard Wagner. Like Wagner, she was interested in the Myth of the Norse, so she coined the name Valhalla, which in the mythology referred to the heavenly hall of slain warriors. Valhalla’s connection with death continues through the presence of the world famous cemetery area, the Kensico Cemetery, which was founded in 1889 when most cemeteries in New York City were filled.

Valhalla and nearby Attractions

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • Graham Hills County Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Valhalla

Lyndhurst, the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Philipsburg Manor are some of the local museums. Nearby historic sites include the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Apollo Theater and Marshall Field III. Local parks include Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Park and Blauvelt State Park. The Bartlett Arboretum and the Bergen County Zoological Park are all accessible from Valhalla as well.

Valhalla Transportation

Newark International is the local airport.

Valhalla Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Barnard College, Bergen Community College and Boricua College.


Total Population 3,352
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,833
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $125,417
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 19.9%


People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,989
Median House Value $562,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 17.5%

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

Valhalla Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10595
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.074
Longitude -73.775

Valhalla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.1 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
Distance 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
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East View (10595)

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
Hartsdale 5,146 $127,759
Hawthorne 4,583 $119,574

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

Valhalla Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(914) 285-7017
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 66 students.

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