Hastings-on-Hudson, situated 19 miles from New York City, was incorporated in 1879. The village offers an abundance of arts and recreational opportunities. The oldest golf course in the United States, St. Andrew's, is a spectacular private facility. There is public golf as well, and two yacht clubs along the Hudson River.
The Hastings Historical Society was founded in 1971 as part of a grassroots movement to identify and protect the historic treasures of Hastings. Today our hundreds of members live in Hastings and around the world: What they have in common is their love of our village and its past.
The downtown business district, awarded "Best Main Street" in 2008 by Westchester magazine, is comprised of a variety of mom-and-pop shops, casual and refined eateries, and well-established businesses. New waterfront parks and restaurants add to the village's allure.
The Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District, which includes the village of Hastings-on-Hudson and a portion of the Town of Greenburgh, consists of three schools - Hillside Elementary School, Farragut Middle School, and Hastings High School - each recognized by the United States Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The District enjoys a stable population base, and the approximately 7,800 residents support a talented staff and enriched program. Exceptional teachers, high expectations for student achievement, concern for the total development of all students, and strong community support are important contributors to the success of the District. In all grades, students consistently perform at the highest levels on local, statewide and national tests. These results place them among the top performers in Westchester, a county with some of the finest schools in the nation. Many students are honor society members and receive acknowledgment from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Each year, well over 90% of graduates enroll in a wide range of private and state colleges and universities.