Welcome to Harrison, NY 10528

Living in Harrison, NY

Set in the heart of central Westchester County, Harrison is one of the most varied communities in the area.

From the bustling 19th century village center near the train station to corporate office parks, college campuses and mansions overlooking one of the most famous golf courses in the nation, Harrison has it all.

Harrison has long been in many ways a tale of two – or maybe even three – towns.
The southeastern part of town (and the northwestern Silver Lake neighborhood near White Plains) are suburban areas with shops, offices, services and a mix of single-family homes, condos, townhouses and rentals.

Meanwhile, much of the northern part of Harrison, such as the hamlet of Purchase, is more rural in nature and characterized by grand homes (including more than a few true mansions) on large properties.
The estates of some of America’s wealthiest families once lined Purchase Street south of Westchester County Airport, and a few remain to this day.

Set in the heart of central Westchester County, Harrison is one of the most varied communities in the area.

From the bustling 19th century village center near the train station to corporate office parks, college campuses and mansions overlooking one of the most famous golf courses in the nation, Harrison has it all.

Harrison has long been in many ways a tale of two – or maybe even three – towns. The southeastern part of town (and the northwestern Silver Lake neighborhood near White Plains) are suburban areas with shops, offices, services and a mix of single-family homes, condos, townhouses and rentals.

Meanwhile, much of the northern part of Harrison, such as the hamlet of Purchase, is more rural in nature and characterized by grand homes (including more than a few true mansions) on large properties. The estates of some of America’s wealthiest families once lined Purchase Street south of Westchester County Airport, and a few remain to this day.

Harrison also has a number of large office parks and corporate headquarters, which help keep taxes low for homeowners. MasterCard, Nestle, IBM, Texaco and Morgan Stanley are among the companies that have had significant facilities in Purchase.

Harrison has a convenient location providing easy access to New York City and the northern suburbs. People who want to work or play in New York City can take the train, which is about a 45-minute ride to Midtown. Interstate 95 and the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-287 all go through Harrison, providing easy drives to White Plains, Greenwich, Stamford and New Rochelle – as well as New York City.

Harrison is home to three colleges. The oldest, Manhattanville College, located along Purchase Street, is attended by 2,700 liberal arts students and is characterized by its rugged Gothic architecture. In 2008, Fordham University opened its Westchester campus in West Harrison on 32 landscaped acres with a stream and pond. The State University of New York – Purchase College is attended by 4,000 students, many of whom are focusing on performing arts. The Neuberger Museum of Art is located on the campus and the school’s large auditorium hosts concerts, plays, movies and other presentations open to the public.

Directly across the street from SUNY Purchase is one of Harrison’s – indeed, the entire region’s – most unlikely treasures: PepsiCo’s corporate headquarters, which is surrounded by a world-class sculpture garden and arboretum. Open to the public free of charge year-round, PepsiCo’s grounds are beautifully landscaped, with trees, bushes and flowers selected so something is in bloom from spring through fall. It’s the perfect place for a picnic and walk, and don’t be surprised if you see a bride or two having her picture taken with the grounds as a beautiful background.

The Westchester Country Club, ringed by gracious homes overlooking the greenery, is among the most famous in the country, having hosted the PGA tour dozens of times, most recently for the Buick Classic and Barclays Classic. Other links in the town include Brae Burn Golf Course, Blind Brook Country Club and the Century Club.

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