Castle on a Hill

North Castle offers a quintessential small town feel just minutes away from everything. Its town square is the inspiration for Frosty the Snowman, and you can still feel the magic in the air there. Enjoy the serenity of nature and small town living, while still being close to the big city.

Population

11,841

Established

1788

Size

26.4 square miles

Parkland

350 acres

Opportunities in North Castle

Despite its small size, North Castle offers residents and visitors plenty of opportunity. Whether you're enjoying one of their excellent nature preserves and parks for a hike or boat ride, dining at one of their many restaurants, or commuting to the office, you'll find that North Castle offers a little bit of everything.

Education

North Castle has many great educational opportunities. Those living in North White Plains attend Valhalla Union Free School District, and those in Armonk and Banksville attend Byram Hills Central School District.

Dining

Each of Armonk's three hamlets offer wonderful dining experiences. From Westchester's best bagels in Armonk and Ralph's famous Italian ices in North White Plains, and Finch's Country Store in Banksville, you'll find many locally owned restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy.

History

An early refuge for people fleeing religious persecution, North Castle became an established settlement in 1730. It was the site of several significant events in the Revolutionary War, including George Washington's headquarters at the Elijah Miller House! North Castle eventually was home to one of the earliest airports in the County drawing famous flyers such as Charles Lingbergh.

Employment

Despite its country feel North Castle is home to several large, global companies. Long the world headquarters of IBM and MBIA, Armonk is home to several large business parks providing office space for businesses of all sizes and types. Its easy location off of I-684 makes North Castle a great destination to work.

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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