Thornwood is a hamlet nestled the Saw Mill River Valley in the central Westchester town of Mount Pleasant.
The cozy, walkable neighborhood’s bustling heart is the intersection of Marble Avenue and Broadway, where a cluster of traditional mixed-use buildings and modern shopping centers provide a variety of stores, services, restaurants, taverns and supermarkets. Thornwood is perfect for a casual or formal evening out, with fine dining restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines as well as neighborhood pubs such as the popular Finnegan’s Grill, where sports fans love to watch the games together. Everything you could want is a short walk or drive away.
Thornwood is known for its handsome Dutch colonials, which tend to be on larger lots than similarly priced homes in nearby towns. Residents come home to a wooded enclave of winding roads flanked by mature trees – a perfect blend of home and country with all of the cultural offerings of the metropolitan area at your disposal.
Thornwood retains its old-fashioned sense of community, with shops and restaurants where the owners know the regulars. Commuters benefit from easy access to White Plains, Greenwich and Stamford via the Saw Mill and Sprain Brook parkways as well as a short commute to Manhattan via Metro-North from the Pleasantville and Hawthorne stations.
Thornwood’s children attend Columbus Elementary School, Westlake Middle School and Westlake High School. All are part of the Mount Pleasant Central School District. Thornwood is part of the town of Mount Pleasant, which also includes the hamlets of Hawthorne, Valhalla and Pocantico Hills. But ask people where they live and they’ll reply with pride “Thornwood!”
Thornwood is a bedroom community where most residents commute to work, but a key local employer is Carl Zeiss Corp., a multinational Germany-based manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices that has its North American headquarters there.
In a historical footnote, Thornwood once had a thriving marble quarry near the intersection of Route 141 and Kensico Road (a crossroads known as the Four Corners). The quarry was turned into the Town Center shopping plaza during the mid-1980s