Most people have heard of Chappaqua; between the Clintons relocating there, serving as a location for several high-profit movies such as “Falling in Love” and being the place that everyone wants to live in, one has to ask, “What IS this Chappaqua place all about?”
The village with Native American Roots, meaning, “The Rustling Land”, was settled in the early 1730s by the Quakers. The original section of Chappaqua, called the Old Chappaqua Historic District, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Politican and Well-Known Reformer, Horace Greeley, settled in Chappaqua and built his home, Rehoboth, which still stands today. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with Chappaqua Railroad Depot and Depot Plaza, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Greeley Grove, and the Greeley House.
Today, Chappaqua is pretty busy, but most shops are closed for the day by 7pm, giving it that quiet suburban feel. Many Chappaqua residents, as well as residents from neighboring towns, will bring their kids to play at Gedney Park, shop the weekly Farmer’s Market at St. Mary’s Church, take advantage of the impressive offerings from the Library, shop at the boutiques or grab a bite to eat in taverns or upscale restaurants in the village.
While Chappaqua is home to the nearby neighborhoods of Random Farms and Lawrence Farms, many families also live in beautiful condominium communities or houses closer to town. The homes within walking distance of the village tend to be full of personality and charm, which describes my listing, 9 Castle Road, to a T. An antique house that, with a quick walk, you find yourself in town and near the Metro-North train. Great opportunity to move north of NYC within the noted Chappaqua schools and still have walkability to great restaurants and shopping in tranquil, wooded setting. A wrap around veranda catches a wonderful breeze and leads to a stone terrace for alfresco dining and entertaining. There is a flat and open usable yard and a detached 2 car garage. For the full listing, click here.