Armonk is known for many things – a great place to live, close to major hubs, award winning schools and a budding foodie scene. So whether you have a sophisticated palate or have simple taste, you can picture enjoying your meal in this vibrant town with friends, children or a quiet night in.
Armonk Square off Main Street is an inviting place to stroll, with options for a snack or a meal. Restaurants beyond the square include , Beehive, Fortina, Kira Sushi and a new Japanese restaurant named Koku. Moderne Barn, Restaurant North, Zero Otto Nove and Armonk House are also popular dining spots.
Armonk is also a great place to call home. You get Westchester living, great schools a charming town and an easy commute to lower Westchester, Connecticut and Manhattan. Armonk’s walkable business district is another big draw of the unincorporated hamlet, one of three in the town of North Castle. Armonk is my town, I raised my family here and love everything about it. My two beautiful listings capture Armonk Living.
34 Green Valley Road is a warm and inviting expanded ranch that’s been completely renovated. It’s close to Armonk as well as convenient for commute by Metro North and Rt 684. It’s a lovely home with an open layout and tons of personality.
Brand new to the market, 11 Palmer Place is on a beautiful cul-de-sac that leads to this elegant Colonial home. The front door opens and the natural light is cheery all day long. The Kitchen is in the heart of the home and opens to a two story Family room with fireplace and works as one large, intimate gathering space. The Master Suite has its own fireplace, 2 walk-in closets and Master bath. A large playroom, gym, nanny space & bath. Easy proximity to schools, town, train, & Rt 684. A real gem.
Another breathtaking listing is 8 Hadley Road in Armonk. It’s an elegant Mediterranean residence in the premier neighborhood of Yale Farms. A stately foyer leads to the open layout of the Living Room and oversized Family room with vaulted ceilings and wooden beams for grand entertaining. A pass through fireplace with two stone hearths is located in the heart of the home. A formal Dining Room has double window exposure and the Kitchen boasts all high end appliances with sliding glass doors to the expansive deck. A lower level recreation room for fun! The flat park like property is fenced to accentuate the open space where the pool is sited and gorgeous lawn and perennial gardens.
6 Crest Court is a captivating Colonial beautifully sited on a quiet cul-de-sac with scenic views of the conserved land behind it. Custom craftsmanship throughout with a luxurious Bilotta designed kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. The first level also includes a large living room with double sided fireplace, elegant formal dining room, office/homework room and powder room. The laundry room, located adjacent to the kitchen and a Bilotta designed mud room near the garage complete the first level. A private master bedroom and bath and three more bedrooms complete the upstairs level. The finished lower level has a playroom, gym/au pair, hall bath, and 2 large cedar closets. The oversized deck is an outdoor room for entertaining.
The hamlet became Armonk in the mid-1800s, after the name given it by the Siwanoy Native Americans of the Wappinger Confederacy. It had previously been called Mile Square. A local barn served as a temporary holding pen for Major John André, the notorious spy and co-conspirator of Benedict Arnold, before his hanging in 1780 in Tappan, N.Y. Smith’s Tavern, partly a pre-Revolutionary War structure, is part of the Historic Smith Tavern Educational Complex is operated by the North Castle Historical Society.
Some other interesting facts include: Steve Nelson, who wrote the 1950 holiday song “Frosty the Snowman” with Walter Rollins often visited the area and later moved to Armonk. Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, also called Armonk his home.
Besides food, Armonk has a lot to offer: The Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show, outdoor recreation, summer concerts, and nature trails. Residents use the North White Plains station on the Harlem Line, about a 10-minute drive, for the commute to Grand Central Terminal, which is about a 38-60 minute train commute.
The accredited schools that serve Armonk and students from nearby towns, Byram Hills School District, has four buildings; Coman Hill (k-2), Wampus (3-5), H.C. Crittended (6-8) and Byram Hills High School (9-12).
This full-circle town encompasses what so many people are looking for: Easy commute, nature, a busy town with lots to offer for foodies, the athletic, the commuter and the historian.