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Overview

Introduction to Yorktown Heights, New York

Yorktown Heights, New York, in Westchester County, is 16 miles N of White Plains, New York and 38 miles N of New York, New York.

Yorktown Heights History

Stephanus Van Cortlandt bought area land from local Native Americans in 1683. Following America's decisive victory at Yorktown, Virginia during the Revolutionary War, the community was named Yorktown. It was officially incorporated in 1788. Yorktown Heights is a census designated place in the town of Yorktown.

Yorktown Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Maritime Aquarium
  • Yorktown Museum
  • Mohansic State Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
  • Bartlett Arboretum

Things To Do In Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Heights offers easy access to a number of historic sites and museums, including the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, the West Point Museum, the John Jay Homestead Historic Site and the Van Cortlandt Manor. The 305-acre Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve offers hiking, fishing and boating opportunities. The Maritime Aquarium, Bartlett the Arboretum and Splashdown theme park are some of the popular attractions in the area. The community also hosts the Yorktown Grange Fair every September.

Yorktown Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available from Westchester County Airport.

Yorktown Heights Higher Education

Mercy College-Yorktown Heights Branch Campus is located in Yorktown Heights. Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Commmunity College, Iona College and SUNY College at Purchase are some of the other nearby colleges.

Yorktown Heights Almanac

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Yorktown Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

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

StationYORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1 W
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationWEST POINT
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

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