Storybook Irvington

Walking down main street in Irvington you may think you've been transported into a story by its namesake author. With its historic sites, riverf views, and charming sense of community it's easy to forget that you're less than 40 minutes from Manhattan. Irvington offers residents a close community and it's clear to see why people have flocked to Irvington for generations.

Population

6,468

Established

1872

Minutes to Manhattan

33

Parkland

5

Opportunities in Irvington

Irvington is a small village with a close-knit community, but it's certainly no sleep town! Between the locally owned shops and restaurants, shows at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, and the Hudson River, you'll find lots of opportunity in Irvington.

Culture

You can take in a show at the Irvington Town Hall Theater, stop at one of the many locally owned stores or restaurants, visit Washington Irving's estate, Sunnyside, or attend one of Irvington's many community events.

Education

Irvington residents attend Irvington Union Free Schools, which is a small and well-regarded school district. There are no colleges in Irvington, but Columbia University maintains a laboratory in Irvington.

Getting Around

Irvington boasts two MetroNorth stations, Irvington or the smaller Ardsley-on-Hudson. The train ride from Irvington takes 36 minutes during rush-hour.

History

There are almost two dozen sites in Irvington on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. You can visit Villa Lewaro, built by Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in the United States, along with several other notable historic sites such as the Carmer Octagon House. Irvington is full of history.

Call Westchester Home

Whether you’re looking for an historic home on the countryside, a modern luxury apartment in a thriving downtown, or something in between, you’ll find it in Westchester.

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450 square miles and 45 cities, towns and villages.

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Relax at beaches, hike and bike trails, and enjoy other activities across 18,000 acres of parkland.

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Get to Grand Central Station in as little as 30 minutes.

Our Incentives

Westchester County’s various incentives help support startups, assist not-for-profits, and promote economic development through creating, attracting and retaining jobs, and more.

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Industrial Development Agency

Sales tax exemptions on new construction, expansion or renovation projects, or the acquisition of new equipment, and more help companies grow and prosper.

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Local Development Corporation

Since its inception in 2012, we’ve assisted not-for-profit organizations in securing tax-exempt bond financing benefits totaling over $400 million—at no cost or risk to the taxpayers of Westchester County.

Our Programs

Westchester County offers programs and services to assist and incentivize businesses.

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Element 46 Incubator

The new Element 46 Incubator program kicked off in 2019 to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in the County. Nearly a hundred business leaders will serve as mentors to startups, offering their expertise, time, and support.

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Minority and Women-Owned Business Program

Westchester works to encourage, promote and increase participation of business enterprises owned and controlled by persons of color or women.

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Opportunity Zones

This new community investment tool established by Congress in 2017 encourages long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.

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Service-Disabled Veteran - Owned Business Program

Westchester encourages and supports eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities.

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Disadvantaged Business Program

This federally regulated program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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