Parts of Armonk have changed considerably during the past century, while others retain the quiet, rural tranquility. It’s this blend of old and new that makes Armonk such a great place to live.
The hamlet at the intersection of two colonial-era roads in the town of North Castle is still largely rural in character, with handsome homes set on large lots, some just barely visible behind trees and shrubs. Downtown Armonk, fittingly set along Main Street (Route 128), has a supermarket, restaurants, shops and services, providing most of life’s needs a short drive from home.
Armonk is primarily a bedroom community whose residents work in New York City and its northern suburbs. The hamlet’s residents live moments away from Route 22 and Interstate 684, which provide easy access to White Plains and New York City. The booming financial centers in Stamford and Greenwich are a short drive away along tree-lined back roads. When it’s time to fly away, the Westchester County Airport is just one exit away on Interstate 684.
Children living in Armonk attend the nationally recognized Byram Hills Central School District, a factor that attracts many families with children to the area.
Despite its rural and residential character, Armonk also is home to a number of office parks and corporate headquarters discretely located along the hamlet’s perimeter south of Route 22 and along King Street (Route 120), far away from quaint hamlet center and residential areas. Major employers located in Armonk include the global headquarters of IBM and bond insurer MBIA. Armonk also is the Americas headquarters of reinsurer Swiss Re.
Armonk is a fun place to live. If you want a night out in the big city, Manhattan is within easy night-out range, as are White Plains and the other small cities in the area. If you want a famous art show, an old-fashioned country fair or other small-town fun, Armonk has a number of annual events that should appeal to you. Armonk’s most famous annual event is the Outdoor Art Show each September. This 50-year-old fundraiser for the local library in IBM Park over the years grew to be one of the largest crafts shows of its type in the region. More than 200 artists display and sell their creations to the thousands of patrons who attend. In June the Fol de Rol is a four-day country fair in Wampus Park offering entertainment, rides, food and fun.
Armonk’s a great place to enjoy the serenity of the country while still being in the center of it all.