Waccabuc is one of the hamlets in the town of Lewisboro. The Town of Lewisboro also includes the hamlets of Cross River, Golden's Bridge, and South Salem. Waccabuc was first established as a vacation home of the locally prominent Mead family and was named for its "Lake Waccabuc".
With a population just over 500 people, Waccabuc is the smallest of Lewisboro's hamlets and the hamlet's strict zoning laws ensure that Waccabuc maintains a low population density not seen in any of the other hamlets. These factors combine to separate Waccabuc from the other hamlets of Lewisboro and project an image of exclusivity.
Waccabuc is set apart from the other hamlets of Lewisboro, as well as most other towns in Westchester, in that all property must be on a minimum of two acres of land and, on most streets, the property minimum increases to four acres of land. To further maintain the beauty of Waccabuc a 100 acre piece of land was bought by all residents of Waccabuc through the Waccabuc Land Owner's Association for conservation purposes as well as to provide hiking trails
The Katonah-Lewisboro School District serves the town of Lewisboro, the northern third of Bedford, including the hamlet of Katonah and portions of the towns of Pound Ridge and North Salem. It has four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. These are: Katonah Elementary School, Increase Miller Elementary School, Lewisboro Elementary School, Meadow Pond Elementary School, John Jay Middle School and John Jay High School.