Harrison NY Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Located 22 miles northeast of Manhattan and directly east of White Plains, Harrison is a coterminous village and town with a total area of over 17 square miles. Home to approximately 28,000 residents, it’s a place steeped in history and community pride. Every year, the town and village of Harrison celebrates “It’s Great to Live in Harrison Day” (which also doubles as their Columbus Day celebration). Surrounding the town are White Plains, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Rye town, Rye city, and North Castle.
Harrison is named after John Harrison, who had been granted the land where the community now lies back in the late 1600s. The town and village incorporated on March 7, 1788 through an act passed by the New York State legislature.
Quality of Life
Harrison does not only provide an easy commute to NYC, it serves as a peaceful and relaxing getaway at the same time. Despite being relatively close to Manhattan, Harrison maintains a very laidback and serene pace. Within Harrison’s boundaries are numerous restaurants, shopping areas, a wide range of entertainment and recreational options, and quite a few country clubs. Here you’ll find Willow Ridge, the Golf Club of Purchase, Old Oaks, and Century Country Club, among others.
The southern half of Harrison is commonly referred as downtown despite not being the center of commerce within the town and village. Downtown also houses the Harrison High School, the only high school in Harrison. West Harrison is an area that’s a little off the beaten path just like another Harrison hamlet, Purchase, which is home to larger residential properties and is located north of Harrison.
Harrison is served by the Harrison Central School District. It is also home to the Keio Academy of New York, a private high school. Institutions of higher learning in Harrison include Manhattanville College and the Westchester campus of Fordham University.
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