Pound Ridge is situated on the Connecticut border of Westchester County, approximately 45 miles northeast of New York City. Lushly wooded hills, rugged cliffs, meandering streams and old stone walls give way to architecture ranging from quaint colonials to magnificent contemporary homes.
Hiking and scenic beauty are plentiful at the Mianus River Gorge Preserve’s 88-acre expanse and at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, which occupies about one-fifth of the town’s 23 square miles. Another 40 acres is dedicated to the Town Park’s swimming pools, tennis courts, ball fields, and picnic areas.
A strong emphasis is placed on the importance of community involvement, with programs at the Pound Ridge Museum and Hiram Halle Memorial Library attracting as many locals as visitors. Local shopping in the hamlet of Scotts Corners includes its share of antique shops, quaint markets and restaurants.
Much of the appeal of Pound Ridge stems from the serenity and privacy it offers, attracting an array of celebrity artists, actors and musicians over the years. To this day, the town is a haven for weekenders escaping the city or more urban suburbs. Yet, with all its rural beauty, Pound Ridge remains within easy access of major shopping areas and transportation routes.
The Pound Ridge Elementary School is for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Students in Pound Ridge attend Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School in either the Bedford Central School District (Fox Lane) or the Katonah-Lewisboro School District (John Jay).