Harrison: A Country Oasis Near the City

Looking for country living near the city?  Search no further than one of Westchester’s finest residential towns known to most as Harrison, but to its residents as a personal refuge.  Whether a longtime city dweller interested in the luxuries of urban living combined with the space and privacy afforded in a more rural setting, or a local seeking the best of Westchester County, it’s impossible not to fall for living among the best of both worlds that Harrison offers.  


The Harrison lifestyle boasts a wealth of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and gated communities with various styles of homes, from prewar classics and magnificent estates to spectacular new construction offerings as well as co-op and condominium complexes.  Many properties offer expansive acres of lush grounds and pristine landscapes in addition to pools, tennis courts and an abundance of open space.  Unlike a typical urban residential setting, green areas are not a rarity, allowing for residents to enjoy much outdoor recreation and relaxation.  There are several housing options in Harrison, all of which are priced to represent exceptional value. 

Individuals lucky enough to own property here experience pure serenity within this luxurious home escape.  Surrounded by calm settings and pastoral views, Harrison’s far-removed atmosphere seems as though it might be limited to just its own perfect world.  In reality, though, its inhabitants feel completely connected to not only the local community, but the city as well.  How many people can say that?  Harrison offers a wonderful village with fine dining and shopping, in addition to ample recreational opportunities including town-hosted sports, swimming, golfing, and even hiking and boating at the Silver Lake area.  Biking on Harrison’s open country roads is also a town favorite. White Plains, Rye and Greenwich and all that they have to offer are only a short drive away, and Manhattan is within a fast 37-minute Metro North train ride. One can often get to a Broadway show in less time than it would take traveling from many areas of the city itself.

The town is home to Manhattanville College and the State University of New York at Purchase, which serve as educational and cultural resources for residents, and place much emphasis on the fine arts. In addition, several corporations have made Harrison the site of their headquarters, occupying hundreds of green acres, enhancing the town’s beauty and contributing to the tax base.  Harrison’s school districts are rated among the best in the country, and provide a challenging and safe learning environment that utilizes diverse resources and strategies to promote excellence in each student. Additionally, many national and local organizations are present in the town, all working for a common cause—to keep the beloved Harrison lifestyle alive and its residents content in the perfection of both their worlds.

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