Pound Ridge, NY —
Pound Ridge, God’s County

Pound Ridge is the smallest town in Westchester County and is often referred to as God's County because of it's picturesque country setting. Weekenders and full time residents alike are drawn to it's open space and small close knit community. In the 1930s, Hiram Halle, a New York inventor and businessman, moved to Pound Ridge and began restoring houses damaged by the British during the Revolution. The real estate attracted actors, writers, artists and musicians seeking a getaway from Manhattan. Benny Goodman, among the first of them, was so enraptured that he wrote a song titled “Pound Ridge”. Residents have included celebrities like the Bush White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, the actor Richard Gere and the newscaster Tom Brokaw.

"You'll notice the town doesn't have a single traffic light."

Visit the Scott’s Corner Market for groceries. Grab a coffee and lunch at Kitchen Table (think Brooklyn coffee shop in the country). Stop by Pound Ridge Wines then cross the street to Plum Plum Cheese Shop, who serves the tastiest gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. If you are looking for more action, North Star is the place to be on Thursday nights, where you can catch a local band and hit the dance floor. Saturday nights belong to Jean Georges Inn at Pound Ridge, where reservation can be hard to come by so plan ahead. For a round of golf, Pound Ridge Golf Course by Pete Dye, is a public course and a destination spot for golfers from around the world. If you enjoy the outdoors, visit Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. On 4,315-acres of county-owned park land, you can hike, camp, fish, and cross-country ski. Its also home of the best sledding hills in the area! Bring kids of all ages!

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Nikki’s Top 10 Events in Pound Ridge, NY

1. 4th of July Fireworks & Picnic Celebration in Town Park (5K Road Race & Fireworks)
2. Harvest Festival (Town block party with live music, games, food)
3. Halloween Walk (trick or treat in Business District downtown)
4. Car Show at Town Park
5. Lobster Festival
6. Leatherman’s Loop (trail race in Ward Pound Ridge)
7. Easter Egg Scramble at Pound Ridge Elementary School (PRES)
8. Free Band Concert at Town Pool
9. Arts & Crafts Festival
10. Neighbor to Neighbor Senior Picnic in the Park

"North Star is the place to be on Thursday nights, where you can catch a local band and hit the dance floor."

Featured Listings

99 Moseman Avenue, Katonah (Somers), NY

Welcome to Pine Hill estate! Renovations were just completed at this spacious home that rests on over 16 park-like acres set among the pine trees. This peaceful escape, only 1 hour from NYC, is the ideal retreat to take in the country air, unwind and make unforgettable memories with family and friends. Surrounded by 777 acres of protected land, mature landscaping and colorful birds aplenty, you will never want to leave this sanctuary you call home. Recent improvements boast a large brand new professional grade kitchen that is open, bright, and centered around an extra large island with quartz countertops. The architectural grandeur of this luxurious home was thoughtfully designed and has custom finishes at every turn with large scale rooms, soaring ceilings, tons of windows capturing an abundance of natural light, beautiful wood accents and features, inside and out, as well as exterior teak trim, 19 stained glass windows, slate roof, 6 car garage and so much more. The above grade lower level provides approximately 2500 square feet of additional living space that includes a separate in-law suite with a bedroom, en suite bath, living room, kitchenette and separate entrance. And there's more In it's own separate private setting, there is an updated two bedroom, den, plus two full bath legal accessory apartment for your guests, property manager, or for use as an income producing opportunity. This special estate has been in the family for generations providing the perfect space for large gatherings to entertain and celebrate those special times, big and small, including weddings. Offered to the market for the first time in many decades. A wonderful opportunity to make it all yours.

Dixon Road, Carmel (Kent), NY

Build your dream home on this wooded lot offering complete privacy and spectacular water views overlooking the West Branch Reservoir. Beautiful stone walls border property. Conveniently hike through scenic trails on your own property and enjoy close proximity to the hamlet of Carmel, offering a charming business district with great history, and nearby The Sedgewood Club, if you enjoy golf and tennis. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Carmel has been a popular vacation spot for city dwellers who appreciate the area's beautiful lakes, reservoirs and rural charm that offers so many summer and winter activities. Great location approximately 90 minutes from NYC. Dirt driveway to property is on Dixon Rd through easement access over NYC land. Must make appointment to walk property.

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