The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

As legendary as the tale is for many, the "real" Sleepy Hollow is even better. It's a modern and vibrant village home to a diverse population. Sleepy hollow offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban amenities along with world-renowned historic landmarks and modern living.

Population

9,870

Established

1874

Median House or Condo Value

$760,000

Parkland

8 parks

Opportunities in Sleepy Hollow

With a riverfront location, storied past, and tradition of hard work and a diverse community Sleepy Hollow has something for all.

Culture

With a a storied past it's no surprise that Sleepy Hollow offers a rich cultural experience for its residents. You can visit the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, which dates back to 1685, and is featured in Washington Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" or many other historic homes. Of course Halloween is a great time to visit this legendary town, but there are many year round events to celebrate the Headless Horseman.

History

Originally home to the Weckquaesgeck Native Americans, Sleepy Hollow's riverfront location has made it a destination for generations. It has been home to Dutch colonists, British loyalists during the Revolutionary War, and of course the Headless Horseman. Today you'll see reminders of its famous past in the historic buildings around this small village.

Parks and Recreation

Sleepy Hollow is anchored by the historic Hudson River. You can enjoy a stroll through the Kingsland Point Park and visit the historic lighthouse, or take a walk on the Croton Acqueduct Trail past the Old Dutch Church and cemetery, the resting place for some of the area's earliest Dutch settlers. From kayaking and sailing on the Hudson River to hiking in Rockefeller State Park, you'll find plenty of opportunities for outdoor entertainment in Sleepy Hollow.

Development

The Hudson River plays a central role in village life, and improved access to the waterfront is a cornerstone of ongoing development. At the river’s edge, properties including Ichabod’s Landing and River House are injecting new life along the waterfront. Edge-on-Hudson, an underconstruction development on the site of the former General Motors Assembly Plant, is a mixed-use development with housing, retail, and restaurants, will further transform this small village!

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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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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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