Welcome to Pound Ridge
A quiet respite away from the city life and into the countryside.
Located in northeastern Westchester County, Pound Ridge is a perfect option for those who are ready to trade in the busyness of city life for the peace and quiet of the countryside. While Pound Ridge might not attract the same attention as its better-known neighbors, this countryside community is not to be overlooked. Houses in this rural town are generally situated on lots of two to four acres, providing residents with ample privacy that is hard to find elsewhere.
Those who are wanting to learn more about the history of the area can do so at the Pound Ridge Historical Society
. This national historical site contains 46 buildings and encompasses the majority of the hamlet. Most of the buildings were built between 1780 and 1852, magnifying the history and architectural beauty of the area.
What to Love
- Private and peaceful atmosphere with close access to nature
- Learning about history at the Pound Ridge Historical Society
- Community events and festivals throughout the year
There’s no doubt that living in Pound Ridge means that residents can enjoy a private, secluded lifestyle. Another perk of residing here is its natural views, thanks to the fact that more than half of the land is preserved permanently.
Home to residents from all backgrounds, Pound Ridge attracts everyone from retirees looking for a quiet place to settle down to families looking for a family-friendly community to raise their children. The town has become a particularly popular place to raise a family, thanks to the several private and public schools, as well as preschools and daycares. Many residents have come up from the city and decided to make Pound Ridge their full-time residences.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The town’s commercial center is Scotts Corners, which features everything from grocery stores, hardware shops, and local boutiques. For a fine-dining experience, make a reservation at The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges
. The inn was originally constructed in 1833 and has been renovated to preserve as much of the origins materials as possible. Now an upscale eatery, The Inn specializes in a seasonal, farm-to-table menu with ingredients sourced directly from the Hudson Valley and New England. Grab a bite to eat at Blind Charlie’s Cafe,
a breakfast and lunch mainstay. With their country-style menu, this neighborhood hub is a great spot to meet friends with breakfast and catch up. Meanwhile, if you’re craving Italian food, then DiNardo’s Ristorante Italiano
is the place to go. With a cozy and nostalgic ambiance, this loved local restaurant has been a part of the community for nearly 50 years. If you prefer to cook dinner at home, then head over to The Market
, where you can stock up on all the groceries you’ll need.
Things to Do
With 19 nature preserves managed by the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy
, there’s no shortage of opportunities to connect with nature. Needless to say, the best way to explore the 23-square-mile town may be to hike it. Spend some time in nature at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
, the largest park in Westchester County. The park features wetlands, ponds, and two rivers, making it the perfect place to picnic or enjoy an afternoon of birding. The Pound Ridge Town Park
offers ample recreational activities. It consists of ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, and benches for picnicking.
And don’t forget to check out Food Truck Fridays
, a famous Pound Ridge community event. This event consists of food, drinks, entertainment, music, and socializing. If you’re new to town, this event provides the perfect way for you to get involved in the community.
Pound Ridge is served by the Bedford Central School District and is proud to offer its students access to a number of highly regarded schools. Top educational institutions include:
Pound Ridge Elementary School, K-5
Pound Ridge Middle School, 6-8
Pound Ridge Montessori