Purchase, the historic estate area of Harrison, extends into the manicured corporate parks known as "The Platinum Mile." In addition to Metro-North, the Bee-Line bus system operates daily. Shuttle bus service is available to all the major area airports and is available at the Rye Town Hilton. The New England Thruway, Hutchinson River Parkway and Cross Westchester Expressway are easily accessible.
Residents may use eight town parks, including community centers, three outdoor pools and several playgrounds. The beaches of Rye are minutes away and Harrison and Rye are home to five well-known country clubs.
Purchase is home to numerous well-known corporations, including MasterCard's headquarters and MasterCard International Global Headquarters. In addition, PepsiCo, Atlas Air and subsidiary Polar Air Cargo are in Purchase.
The Purchase Free Library is chartered by the State of New York to serve residents of Purchase, West Harrison and Harrison. Members of the Westchester Library System, its physical plant is traditional and quaint. Located in the Purchase Community House, a Harrison landmark, the library occupies the space that originally belonged to the first Purchase post office. The exterior and interior spaces are traditional, but the collection of books, DVDs, and magazines is decidedly up-to-the-minute. Library visitors have access through public computers to the Westchester Library System Catalog, with all the information contained therein, as well as the internet.
Manhattanville College and SUNY Purchase are both located here, along with the headquarters for both PepsiCo and MasterCard. SUNY Purchase’s 500-acre campus houses two cultural treasures: the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase Performing Arts Center. PepsiCo’s grounds feature the well-known Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden, a tranquil respite bringing thousands of visitors annually to view its works of art and stroll its beautifully landscaped grounds.
The Harrison Central School District, home to 3 nationally recognized schools of excellence, is a high achieving, fast growing school district with superior standards and even higher aspirations. It is composed of six buildings: four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The Harrison Central School District serves the communities of Harrison, West Harrison, and Purchase. As one of the geographically largest suburban school districts in Westchester, Harrison encompasses several micro-communities comprising a socioeconomically and culturally diverse student population.
Purchase Free Library: http://purchasefreelibrary.org/
Harrison Central School District: http://www.harrisoncsd.org/%20
Manhattanville College: http://www.mville.edu
SUNY Purchase College: http://www.purchase.edu