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Buchanan NY

The Village of Buchanan is rich in history and amenities. Located within the town of Cortlandt, the village is 1.4 square miles and is on the Eastern bank of the historic and picturesque Hudson River. There are just over 2,250 residents.


Buchanan is a friendly community that offers residents a booming shopping district, parks, recreational facilities and much more. A wonderful place to live and work, Buchanan is home to Entergy, which provides electricity to the entire area.


Northern Westchester County NY


Buchanan residents enjoy access to the restaurants and bars of Peekskill to the north and the shopping of Cortlandt to the east. Located about 20 miles from White Plains and accessible from Routes 9 and 9A, residents of Buchanan can also commute to Manhattan via the Cortlandt station on the Hudson Line.



Buchanan NY Commute


Schools in Buchanon NY

For the Kids

The Hendrick Hudson Free Library just next door in Montrose has story times, arts and crafts, chess clubs, and music and motion programs for the little ones, as well as reading programs for the older ones. There is a town camp, where the campers enjoy swim lessons, LEGO play club, emergency vehicle day, carnival day, karate and much more.


For recreational activities, locals enjoy the George V. Begany Village Pool, Veterans’ Pavilion, and tennis courts and ball fields. Village Hall has activities and outings for seniors. There is also the annual Buchanan Day in the fall which features food by the Buchanan Fire Department, Jumping castle and slide, face painting, and free pony rides. The Village Hall has an annual tree lighting. The Lents Cove Ball Fields are used for several recreational programs and activities. Here you will find little leaguers playing baseball, boating at Lents Cove, a picnic area, and hiking for residents.

Food & Drink

Buchanon NY & Surrounding Area

Top 10 Restaurants

  • Fin & Brew

  • 154 Reviews

  • Phone: +19147884555

  • $$$  American (New)

  • Iron Vine

  • 374 Reviews

  • Phone: +19149308506

  • $$  Tapas Bars

  • Birdsall House

  • 431 Reviews

  • Phone: +19149301880

  • $$  Venues & Event Spaces

  • RameNesque

  • 226 Reviews

  • Phone: +19149301788

  • $$  Ramen

  • Cole's Market

  • 38 Reviews

  • Phone: +19147377737

  • $$  Seafood Markets

  • Table 9

  • 318 Reviews

  • Phone: +19147374959

  • $$  American (New)


Buchanan is mostly residential, but there are a few family-owned stores that dot the town. One of the largest is the Buchanan Home Center specializes in tools and hardware. While shopping is limited in Buchanan, most residents travel nearby to Peekskill and Cortlandt to meet their retail needs.


For dining out, El Condor is a delicious Peruvian restaurant, and Lee Terrace is great for grabbing some Chinese. For the Italian food lover, Fat Sal’s and Nonna’s pizza are musts. For the theater lover, there is the Hand To Mouth Players, a volunteer community theater group whose mission is to involve and entertain the community. They produce workshops, musicals, plays and comedies and original works each year.




The Kitchawonke tribe originally inhabited the property now known as the village of Buchanan. In 1683, Stephanus VanCortlandt purchased 1000 acres from them; this land is now part of the Village of Buchanan. In 1928, The Buchanan family made great contributions to the village, and in return the Village was named after them.


Buchanan is home to the Indian Point Power Plant. Indian Point currently serves as an energy center with a three-unit nuclear power plant station. However, before Indian Point was a power plant, it was a 320-acre amusement park. There were dance halls, a swimming pool and beach, carnival rides and much more. In 1954, Con Edison purchased the property and shut down the park in 1956. Entergy now owns the power plant, but there is a program in effect to shut the plant down by 2021.