Welcome to Chappaqua
Community-focused and friendly this beautiful and charming hamlet is nestled in a woodsy setting and surrounded by open spaces to spread out just under an hour away from New York City
Nestled in northern Westchester County is the vibrant and woodsy hamlet of Chappaqua. This charming town is located just 30 miles north of New York City and served by the Chappaqua station of the Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line.
The train makes Chappaqua an easy place to commute to and from the city. Idyllic and inviting, Chappaqua is known for its vibrant, tight-knit community and popularity among people with families moving out of NYC craving more space and a wide selection of home options from charming antiques to grand estates all weaved in together. With excellent schools like the acclaimed Horace Greeley High School and an abundance of nearby shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, it's easy to see why those itching to escape the urban congestion settle down in this appealing slice of suburbia.
What to Love
Easily accessible, close to NYC
Scenic, woodsy setting
Quiet, tree-lined streets
Chappaqua is a top-ranked place to live and buy properties in New York, and it is also considered one of the best places to raise a family and one of the best suburbs per Niche. Picturesque, woodsy, and full of historic charm, Chappaqua features an incredible range of natural beauty in the shape of natural preserves, elaborate trail systems, beautiful parks, and more. Everywhere you turn, you'll find lush and leafy foliage framing the walkable downtown district, and the sprawling bucolic neighborhoods further from downtown are lined with old stone walls, rolling back roads, and lush landscaping. Just under an hour away from New York City, this residential hamlet is brimming with beauty and small-town charm, a strong sense of community, and cultural offerings. Chappaqua offers a place for everyone.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Le Jardin Du Roi is a cozy French bistro with an all-day menu, plus outdoor seating for when the weather is nice. Authentic Italian cuisine and straight-from-the-grill pizza are the specialties of Old Stone Trattoria. Post-dinner, see a show or a live musical performance at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, a beautiful 425-seat venue in the heart of Chappaqua.
Susan Lawrence Gourmet Foods is a gourmet takeout that offers bistro-style indoor and outdoor seating. The pre-prepared food and desserts are beyond delicious so when you don’t feel like cooking or want to meet a friend for breakfast, lunch, or a cup of coffee, this is a perfect choice.
For shopping, hip-kid is a popular local store for children's clothing. If you're shopping for gifts of any kind, Breeze is a unique destination offering a curated selection of everything from fragrances and candles to dinnerware and home decor. Bookworms spend hours happily browsing the independent bookstore Scattered Books.
Take a relaxing day off at the Home Beauty & Wellness
studio in downtown Chappaqua. This boutique business specializes in holistic care and yoga classes.
Things to Do
There is an abundance of great festivals and activities to do in Chappaqua all year round. Seasonal events include the Strawberry Festival, the Summer Concert Series, and the Ragamuffin Parade near Halloween. The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center is always worth visiting to see what shows or musical acts are performing.
Kids love the annual Chappaqua Book Festival, an annual children's book festival featuring live storytimes with authors and a Family Fun Zone. Visits to Gedney Park are always cherished. One of the best parks in Chappaqua has hiking trails, a great playground, lots of shade, picnic areas, and a beautiful lake with lots of ducks to feed.
Outdoorsy types will appreciate the North County Trailway
. The former "Old Put" commuter rail corridor has been transformed into the longest of four rail-trails created from the former New York Central Railroad's Putnam Division line. You'll often see people pushing strollers, walking dogs, or riding bicycles along this 20+ mile stretch. Additionally, the Chappaqua Farmers Market
at the train station is always worth checking out to see what vendors are there each week. Chappaqua has also recently welcomed a brand new Whole Foods
and Life Time Fitness
to town, conveniently located in the new Chappaqua Crossing
Chappaqua is home to the acclaimed public high school Horace Greeley, consistently ranked among the top high schools in America. The high school serves grades 9-12. There are three elementary schools, Grafflin, Roaring Brook, and West Orchard, and two middle schools, Robert E Bell Middle School and Seven Bridges Middle School.