Top 20 Reasons Why We Love Katonah, New York

This article was written by Pat Neville, a licensed real estate broker in our Katonah, New York office. Pat is a consistent top producer with 32 years of successful buyer and seller representation experience in the Westchester Putnam Marketplace. To contact Pat, please call the office at (914) 401-9111 or email her at



Katonah, it’s all about: we want to live in a “downtown” area, the middle of town in a village. There are many more than 20 reasons to love living in the hamlet of Katonah, NY, but this list is definitely a start.

  1. Charming and quaint downtown village setting with a Victorian flavor
  2. Ease of access to NYC -only 46 miles to midtown
  3. Fascinating 100-year+ history (read all about it at The Katonah Chamber of Commerce)
  4. Stunning landscape of turn-of-the-century homes
  5. Lower price tags on most homes than neighbors to the south
  6. Extensive array of charming abodes to fit every lifestyle
  7. Eclectic mix of fabulous shops, some with multi-generation ownership and tenure at the same location over many many decades
  8. Courteous and friendly shopkeepers and neighbors
  9. Unmistakably Katonah landmarks, including Charles Department StoreKellogg’s and Lawrence
  10. Strong community spirit
  11. No traffic lights
  12. No high rise buildings
  13. No warehouse or big brand stores (or the traffic congestion that accompanies them!)
  14. A variety of cultural experiences
  15. Exceptional performances at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
  16. Nationally recognized exhibitions, programs, and events at The Katonah Museum of Art
  17. New York State Historic site, John Jay Homestead, a local gem
  18. Extensive recreation and sports programs
  19. The Katonah-Lewisboro school district is second to none
  20. Great eateries with delightful proprietors and delicious menu options

Please share what you love about Katonah in the comments below!

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