Thornwood Homes for Sale
Real Estate in Thornwood New York
Thornwood is a 1.1 square mile hamlet in Mount Pleasant, part of Westchester County. An affordable alternative to some of the more affluent villages in Westchester County, Thornwood is a charming and safe community.
Many of the approximately 4,000 residents are multigenerational members of the community, who have grown up in Thornwood and are now choosing to raise their own families in the village. There are also a portion of residents who have intentionally selected Thornwood as their new hometown, often because of the excellent schools, tight knit community, affordable real estate, and small town charm.
Thornwood's famous intersection, Four Corners, was once the location of a marble quarry. Established in 1845, it was one of the first local industries, supplying beautiful white marble around the country. Some of the most famous recipients of Thornwood's Snowflake Lime Works (named for its pure white marble) are St. Patrick's Cathredral in Manhattan and the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans. Behind the shops in the town center, a stone wall stands as a memorial to the heritage of Thornwood.
Things to Do in Thornwood
Thornwood is an unpretentious, tight knit community with a quiet atmosphere. Residents enjoy fishing, picnicking, or skating at Leith's Pond or playing at the 7 acre James M. Carroll Park. The Village also hosts a summer concert series so that you can enjoy live music and warm evenings with the rest of the community.
Though Thornwood is a small community, there are multiple dining choices in the 1.1 square mile hamlet. The Barley House is a family friendly gastropub, with both classic and innovative menu options that can be enjoyed inside or on the patio.
Thornwood Coach Diner is another great choice for weekend brunch or lunch and dinner all week long. This local favorite serves up classic diner fare with excellent service, as well as many Greek specialties.
As a part of the greater Mount Pleasant community, Thornwood residents enjoy the nearby Mount Pleasant Community Center. The 12 acre complex features 4 pools and a public library.
Visit the Jacob Burns Film Center in nearby Pleasantville, a nonprofit cultural center sharing independent films with the community. While you're in Pleasantville, stop by the beautiful Rockefeller State Park Preserve for a peaceful stroll among historic carriage roads.
Manhattan is just 30 miles away, a reasonable commute when you are looking for dining, shopping, entertainment, or travel that you can't find in Thornwood. Catch Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem line to get to the city in under an hour, a commute many residents make daily to enjoy the best of both worlds with a career in NYC and a family in charming Thornwood.
Schools in Thornwood
The excellent schools in Thornwood are one of the top reasons young families choose to live in the village, in spite of a long commute. Public schools are a part of Mount Pleasant Central School District.
There are also many highly regarded private schools in the area, with a variety of academic philosophies and focuses.
Thornwood Real Estate
Thornwood real estate is considerably more affordable than other Westchester Coutny markets. A limited number of multi million dollar estates similar to the large, luxury homes in neighboring villages are located in Thornwood, but most of the market is made up of modest single family homes in the $600s and $700s. Condos and townhomes in Thornwood can be found starting around $300,000. You'll find many established neighborhoods with well maintained older homes, surrounded by mature trees. There are no rental buildings or co-ops in Thornwood, which is made up of about 80% homeowners.
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