Dobbs Ferry

The village of Dobbs Ferry gets its name from the ferry run by John Dobbs back and forth to Sneden’s Landing in the nineteenth century. The village waterfront is unique in that there is a tributary, Wicker’s Creek, which meets the river at a large level plain which was a sacred Indian site. The source of Wicker’s Creek is Odell Pond, now in private ownership, situated up a majestic hillside which includes part of current day Ardsley Country Club.
The village itself shows the influence of the Italian immigrants who settled here during the time the Aqueduct was being constructed. The buildings along Main Street in Dobbs Ferry were featured in a special program called “Stucco and Stones” by the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society. The program described how many wood frame structures were recoated with stucco in the Italian tradition of the settlers’ homeland.
Go Green on Halloween-Instead of driving door to door, walk in the village from door to door.

Modern day Dobbs Ferry is a quiet village with a heart for children. On Halloween the streets of the downtown are closed off. A parade of wonderful costumed children takes over. Children gather safe treats from the store owners and compete to see who wins best costume. The community life of the residents often revolves around student schedules. Parental involvement has brought about many exciting programs at the schools. The high school IB (Interbaccalaureate Program) provides learning advanced learning opportunities and is highly regarded by some colleges. The village has a longstanding tradition of bringing recreation programs to its residents.
For all ages there is a rich variety of offerings of music and the arts in this and the surrounding villages. There is a thriving Arts community in the villages with artist studios in a number of different locations which can be toured once a year complements of the Riverarts organization. There are Continuing Education classes offered in languages, cooking, art, computer skills, and much more. Waterfront concerts in the summer are one of the nicest ways to enjoy the beautiful riverfront here.
Enjoy the environment in summer at a waterfront concert with local talent.

For seniors, the Embassy Club owned by the village offers nutrition programs and lunch on certain days. There are organized trips for those who do not wish to drive. In the event of injury the program Meals on Wheels is a wonderful alternative for the elderly living alone.
Of all the wonderful offerings of Dobbs Ferry, the one which surpasses all is the pure beauty of the place. The terraced streets winding around to narrow drives and offering unexpected river views, the drive down to the village with fifty miles to Rockland County in view on a clear day, and the wonderful historic mansions and sunlit modern contemporaries, all add to a mixture of taste and style in an exceptional setting.

This is why I love selling Dobbs Ferry Real Estate.


Estherwood Mansion at the Master’s School
Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club
The Overseer’s House at the Croton Aqueduct Trail
Gould Park Playing Fields, Playground, Basketball and Pool
Waterfront Park
Dobbs Ferry Hospital
Ardsley Country Club and Golf Course

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