Welcome to Armonk
A highly sought-after place to call home.
Located in North Castle, Armonk is situated about 10 miles inland from Long Island South. The community is located approximately 40 miles north of New York City, which provides residents with close access to big-city amenities and activities. The history of the hamlets in North Castle, including Armonk, mirrors the origins and development of the majority of towns and hamlets in Westchester County. The origins of Armonk date back to the 1700s, and many of the buildings today still showcase the history of the area. The Bedford Road Historic District, which runs along Bedford Road in Armonk, was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1985.
Those wanting to learn more about the origins of the area can do so at the North Castle Historical Society
. The society is dedicated to the preservation of historic sites, education of the community, and remembering local traditions. Since its early days, Armonk has grown to a population of approximately 4,500 residents and has become a desirable place to reside.
What to Love
- Incredible, public recreational facilities
- Historic architecture and a rich history
- Close proximity to New York City
Despite being a small town, Armonk is known for its youthful and dynamic personality, appealing to residents from all walks of life. The community is home for young families, working professionals, and couples, who enjoy the town’s walkable layout, easy access to nature, and plenty of things to do.
The close proximity to New York makes Armonk a particularly popular choice for city-commuting professionals. Commuting into New York City involves a 10-minutes drive to the North White Plains Metro-North Railroad station, where the Hamlet line will take you to Grand Central Terminal in about an hour. Needless to say, Armonk is a great option for those who prefer the benefits of suburban life over the busyness of city life.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Armonk’s walkable business district is another appealing quality of the unincorporated hamlet. The pedestrian-friendly downtown is lined with a diverse mix of shops, restaurants, and retailers. Hickory and Tweed
, located in the heart of Main Street, has been a part of the community for over 55 years. They specialize in ski and cycle equipment and apparel, helping customers prepare for outdoor adventures.
Make a reservation at Moderne Barn
, the perfect place to celebrate special occasions. With an elegant, white-tablecloth atmosphere, this refined restaurant offers a creative take on New American cuisine. Those looking for a more low-key dining experience can head over to Amore
, which has been part of the Armonk community for four decades. This Tuscan-style eatery is famous for its brick-oven pizza, craft cocktails, and local draft beer. Similarly, Fortina Pizza
is a rustic-chic bistro known for its delicious pizzas and upscale atmosphere.
Things to Do
Whether you’re new to town or simply passing through, you can find something to do in Armonk. To connect with nature, head over to Wampus Park
. This naturally beautiful preserve consists of walking trails and lush foliage, with a lake at the center. Enjoy a walk around the lake, admire the vivid fall colors, or spend the weekends exploring the lake by rowboat. Similarly, the Kensico Reservoir
is a great place to spend time outdoors. Spread over 2,145-acres, a reservoir is a popular place for fishing and wildlife sightings.
As a tight-knit community, Armonk is proud to host an exciting mix of festivals throughout the year. Get in the holiday spirit by attending the annual Frosty Day
celebration, one of the town’s most popular traditions. During the fall, consider visiting the Armonk Outdoor Art Show
, which consistently ranks among the top fine art and design shows in the country. Browse the talent of local artists, showcasing words of every medium.
Armonk is served by the Byram Hills Central School District and is proud to offer its students access to a number of top-notch educational institutions, including:
Wampus Elementary School, 6-8
Byram Hills High School, 9-12