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Best Places to Live 2018: Mount Kisco


Residents can boast that this popular town offers all the amenities of a Southern Westchester suburb in a Northern Westchester setting. Mount Kisco’s assets include access to major parkways and highways, a vibrant downtown with retail shops, a movie theater, restaurants, a major hospital, and a solid school system.

“It really is like the perfect combination of everything,” says Margaret Harrington, a broker with Douglas Elliman in Katonah. “The downtown has great fish markets, butchers, and shops. And the restaurants range from beautiful and elegant to much more casual.”

Houlihan Lawrence listed this 1,335 sq. ft. Cape Cod at $499,999. The three-bedroom home offers granite countertops, a patio, and proximity to town shopping and the train.

Jason Wilson, CEO and broker at LifeNY in White Plains, says his family enjoys going to Exit 4 Food Hall, a new cafeteria-style eatery with everything from sushi to beer and pizza under one roof. “It’s a really cool atmosphere,” Wilson says.

In addition to offering commuter access to Manhattan through its downtown train station, the town is also nestled between the Saw Mill Parkway and Interstate 684, two major highways running north and south in the county. The Bedford Central School District also earns top marks and serves one of the most diverse student populations in Northern Westchester. But despite these desirable qualities, Mount Kisco is still among the most affordable towns in Westchester, with a median home sales price last year of $525,000.



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