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Katonah, 5 Mile Radius Menu
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n 1895, New York City's thirst for clean water sparked a move that a century later would be celebrated as a classic study in community spirit.

Faced with a critical water shortage, New York City chose to build a massive dam across the Croton River, a decision which threatened the village of Katonah. Rather than accept the flooding of their beloved hamlet, Katonah's enterprising villagers hoisted their houses atop huge logs, and used the strength of draft horses to pull their community to high ground, 55 buildings in all.

New Katonah became one of New York's first planned communities, with acclaimed landscape artists G.S. and B.S. Olmstead turning residents' visions into reality -- a thriving commercial district, backed up to exquisite Victorian neighborhoods facing village greens, all centered around a bustling train depot.

While the population has grown from 300 then to over 5,000 now, Katonah retains its old-fashioned flavor. After just an hour and ten minute train ride from New York City, visitors of all ages are instantly captivated as they step from the Station platform right into this modern-day Currier & Ives setting.

Katonah is known for independently-owned retail shops, rather than the chain stores that have taken over many neighboring towns. Adding character to the commercial district along with Charles are many distinctive stores, such as Kellogg's and Lawrence Hardware, Ila Manner Jewelers, The Enchanted Florist, Fine Lines Stationery, and Try&Buy Toys.

A stroll down Katonah Avenue also offers an irresistible line-up of unique galleries, including Antipodes, featuring beautiful Australian, hand-made arts and crafts; Candace Perich Gallery, a fine arts gallery showing some of the world's most acclaimed photographers; The Eclectic Collector, a craft store teeming with one-of-a-kind sculptures, folk art and painted furniture; Offerings, an American contemporary crafts gallery; and Sunrise Southwest, specializing in Native American art and jewelry.

For those whose appetites are stimulated by shopping, Katonah offers numerous great choices. The Blue Dolphin is a former diner that now offers fresh Italian cuisine, as does Peppino's, built in the old Katonah railroad station. Katonah Grill features hearty fare, while Willy Nick's delights patrons with a changing menu of progressive American specialties.

Just east of the village, Katonah's cultural attractions draw visitors from near and far. The Katonah Museum of Art features rotating collections of fascinating exhibitions in its two galleries, a tranquil sculpture garden and an interactive learning center for children. The John Jay Homestead State Historic Site brings American political and social history to life with guided tours through the Federal-style retirement residence of the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Katonah also boasts the internationally renowned Caramoor Center for Music and Art, host to metropolitan New York's largest annual outdoor summer music festival that features world-class jazz and classical musicians on two outdoor stages. Visitors to Caramoor can also tour the Mediterranean-style house museum, furnished with a priceless art collection and surrounded by lush gardens.

Located just forty miles north of New York City at the confluence of the Saw Mill River Parkway and I-684, Katonah is easily accessible by car and parking is plentiful. MTA Metro-North trains run hourly from Grand Central Terminal, bringing both commuters and tourists to this spirited and charming community.

For further information, contact the Katonah Chamber of Commerce at (914) 232-2668.

Katonah 5 Mile Radius Map
This map is not meant as completely accurate representation of the terrain, roads and trails. HV/Net suggests that before you visit you first obtain an accurate map of the area. They are available in many locations throughout the region.
 
2000 Census Data for Katonah, NY 10536

General Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Total population

10,612

100.0

100%

Male

5,255

49.5

49.1%

Female

5,357

50.5

50.9%

Median age (years)

39.0

(X)

35.3

Under 5 years

815

7.7

6.8%

18 years and over

7,278

68.6

74.3%

65 years and over

1,203

11.3

12.4%


One race

10,514

99.1

97.6%

White

9,911

93.4

75.1%

Black or African American

299

2.8

12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native

10

0.1

0.9%

Asian

178

1.7

3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

1

0.0

0.1%

Some other race

115

1.1

5.5%

Two or more races

98

0.9

2.4%


Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

356

3.4

12.5%


Average household size

3.02

(X)

2.59

Average family size

3.31

(X)

3.14


Total housing units

3,502

100.0

100.0%

Occupied housing units

3,359

95.9

91.0%

Owner-occupied housing units

2,923

87.0

66.2%

Renter-occupied housing units

436

13.0

33.8%

Vacant housing units

143

4.1

9.0%

 

 

 

 

Social Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Population 25 years and over

6,951

100.0

 

High school graduate or higher

6,581

94.7

80.4%

Bachelor's degree or higher

4,065

58.5

24.4%

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

649

8.7

12.7%

Disability status (population 21 to 64 years)

776

13.0

19.2%

Foreign born

936

8.8

11.1%

Now married (population 15 years and over)

5,203

64.7

54.4%

Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over)

1,047

10.6

17.9%

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

5,004

64.4

63.9%

Mean travel time to work in minutes (population 16 years and older)

37.3

(X)

25.5

Median household income dollars)

109,542

(X)

41,994

Median family income (dollars)

126,207

(X)

50,046

Per capita income (dollars)

50,455

(X)

21,587

Families below poverty level

41

1.4

9.2%

Individuals below poverty level

258

2.5

12.4%

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Single-family owner-occupied homes

2,686

100.0

 

Median value (dollars)

448,600

(X)

119,600

Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

With a mortgage

2,880

(X)

1,088

Not mortgaged

964

(X)

295

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