The historic Village of Sleepy Hollow is located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, 25 miles north of Manhattan. With a population of about 9,000, Sleepy Hollow is home to a diverse and vibrant community that includes a large number of professionals who make the easy forty-minute commute by train into Manhattan.
Today Sleepy Hollow combines city convenience and small-town charm. Residents enjoy a plethora of outdoor adventures with parks, forests, rivers, lakes, streams and trails along one of the most scenic stretches of the Hudson River.
Beautiful Sleepy Hollow is home to a very wide range of different housing types and styles, starting with coop and condo developments in the low 100,000's and up, through single family homes in all price ranges, and ending with multi-million-dollar mansions and estates. Many of these homes are perched atop the hills overlooking the Hudson River Valley and surrounding landscape. In addition Sleepy Hollow is currently in the planning stages to rebuild its waterfront within a comprehensive master site plan including town homes, stores, professional spaces, restaurants, public ball fields and parks. Part of it, GDC's Ichabod's Landing community of townhouses, is already completed.
Immortalized in Washington Irving’s famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this quiet Village has preserved much of its history and natural beauty. Initially an agricultural district, Sleepy Hollow later became a manufacturing center, producing items such as steam-powered automobiles, shoes, and batteries. Around the turn-of-the-century, Sleepy Hollow's bucolic setting and close proximity to Manhattan attracted millionaires like Anson Phelps, Ambrose Kingsland and John D. Rockefeller, who built beautiful mansions in the area, some of which are open to the public. Tarrytown also boasts several world famous landmarks including Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church and the Rockefeller Family Estate Kykuit.
Sleepy Hollow shares its public school system with its close neighbor Tarrytown. The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns stretch along the east bank of the Hudson River, serving students from the villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. It is an ethnically and socio-economically diverse district. The mission of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns is to empower students to make informed choices and assume responsibility for their own actions as they become self-directed, lifelong learners who are committed and able contributors to a sustainable local and global society.