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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,117
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+4,374
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,862
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,501
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,828

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,612
% Above Poverty Level78.7%
% Below Poverty Level21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.6%
% Using Public Transportation21.8%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,386
Median House Value$595,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.9%
Italian10.7%
Irish7.4%
English4.3%
German3.7%
Portuguese3%
Polish2.8%
Russian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Greek0.8%
African0.8%
Luxemburger0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Dutch0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Jordanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Sleepy Hollow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10591
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.06
Approximate Longitude-73.86

Sleepy Hollow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elmsford4,814$94,476
Irvington6,559$166,250
Nyack6,788$63,807
South Nyack3,551$106,131
Tarrytown11,460$139,451
Upper Nyack2,155$140,625

Sleepy Hollow Public Schools

Pocantico Hills Central School
599 Bedford Rd
ZIP: 10591
(914) 631-2440
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Sleepy Hollow High School
210 N Broadway
ZIP: 10591
(914) 631-8838
High
Total Enrollment 861
W L Morse School
30 Pocantico St
ZIP: 10591
(914) 631-4144
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
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Historic Sleepy Hollow

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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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