Introducing Cortlandt – A Hudson River Town

Introducing Cortlandt – A Hudson River Town

April 18, 2022

Cortlandt, New York is a town located in Westchester County and is bordered on its eastern side by the Bear Mountain Bridge. The longest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1924, it grants passage to travelers across the Hudson River.

Rich in historical sites, visitors can indulge their interest in Revolutionary War era sites, such as Kings Ferry, a major crossing point for American supplies and troops during the conflict – also used by Washington’s army on his march to Yorktown.

Modern day travelers can avail themselves of commuter trains via the Cortlandt train station, Croton-Harmon, and the Metro-North. The current average household income is $140,000, and Cortlandt has a poverty rate of just 5%. Families can enjoy a variety of activities in the great outdoors, including camping, hiking, and fishing, as well as taking in the gorgeous views offered by the Hudson. Cortlandt provides a safe environment for its community with a crime rate that is 83% lower than other cities in towns in America.

Real Estate

The median sale price for a home in Cortlandt is $479,000, or $298 per square foot, and listings will spend just 28 days on the market, a significant drop from the 57-day median of the previous year. 47 homes sold in the previous month, and there are currently 80 properties available for purchase.


George Washington Elementary School enjoys a 9 out of 10 rating, and two high schools, Walter Panas and Croton Harmon are both rated 8 out of 10. Parents can also pursue private education at institutions, such as St. Columbanus, Tifereth Israel, or The Garden Road School. 93% of Cortlandt residents earn a high school diploma, and 48% earn a college degree.

Sokol Group helps homeowners whose annual taxes are too high by initiating the property tax grievance process. We assist those living in the Hudson Valley and in Rockland, Westchester, and Orange counties, and we invite you to reach out with any questions you may have.

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