Irvington, New York
Irvington, also known as Irvington-on-Hudson, was named after Washington Irving, the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, who lived at the estate known as Sunnyside, which is now a museum in neighboring Tarrytown. Irvington is an affluent suburban village in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York, on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, just 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan. To the north of Irvington is the village of Tarrytown, to the south the village of Dobbs Ferry, with route 9 connecting them. By car, it is just minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge, routes 287, 684, 110, and the Saw Mill River Parkway. Irvington is accessible by public transportation including the Westchester County Beeline Bus System and, most importantly, by Metro-North’s Hudson Line.
The Main Street area is a designated historic district and is also under consideration to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2010, Westchester Magazine ranked Irvington as the Best Place to Live in Westchester.
Primary and secondary schools:
Irvington is part of the Irvington Union Free School District. The schools are Dows Lane School (K-3), Main Street School (4&5), Irvington Middle School (6-8), and Irvington High School (9-12). The Middle School and High School are sited together on a combined campus on Heritage Hill Road off of North Broadway.
The student population of the entire school sytem was around 1,900 in 2013, is known for its small class size and emphasis on academics; and about 98% of graduates go on to higher education.In 2012, the average SAT scores were 571 (reading), 583 (math) and 573 (writing), compared to the statewide averages of 496. 514 and 488, and 74.7 percent of fourth grade students met state standards in English, and 66.1 percent in math, compared to statewide averages of 30.3 and 36.3 percent. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report rated Irvington High School as number 32 in New York State, making it the ninth-best in Westchester.
In the 2009, John Cardinal O’Connor School, a Catholic non-denominational school for students in grades 2 through 8 with learning disabilities, which had formerly been St. Ursula’s Learning Center in Mount Kisco, moved into former The Immaculate Conception School
Irvington has four Christian churches. Three of them, the Irvington Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian), the Immaculate Conception Church (Roman Catholic) and The Church of St. Barnabas (Episcopal), are clustered together on Broadway, just north of Main Street. The Calvary Chapel of Westchester (Evangelical) is located in the Trent Building on South Buckhout Street.
The Jewish community of Irvington is served by three nearby synagogues: the traditional/non-denominational Chabad of the Rivertowns, the conservative Greenburgh Hebrew Center in Dobbs Ferry and the dual reform/conservative synagogue Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown. Irvington itself features a “chavruah,” or member-led Jewish congregation that follows in the conservative tradition, known as Rosh Pinah Chavruah of the Rivertowns.
• Total 4.0 sq mi (10.5 km2)
• Land 2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
• Water 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
• Total 6,420
• Density 1,600/sq mi (610/km2)
Find out more by visiting Irvington’s official website at: irvingtonny.gov
Excerpted from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvington,_New_York)