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Yorktown NY

The town of Yorktown sits just 35 miles north of New York City, but it feels like a world away with its country charm, rolling hills, farmland, and ample lots of land.


Life in Yorktown offers a mix of commercial, residential, and recreational opportunities for it’s just over 36,000 residents. The town is made up of five hamlets: Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, Crompond, and Yorktown Heights, and each has residential neighborhoods with their own unique character.


Northern Westchester County NY


Residents in Yorktown truly enjoy the many things their community has to offer: many farms, a dog park, golf courses, landmarks, sports fields, swimming facilities, and gathering places.

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For the Kids

The Yorktown Teen Center is open to middle and high school residents and provides enriching supervised programs for teens. The John C. Hart Memorial Library holds story time and other activities for children of all ages. My Gym offers classes, open gyms, and parties for kids from 6 months up. The Jefferson Valley Mall is a great spot to entertain little ones on a rainy day. In addtiona to a newly developed kids program and small play area, there are coin-operated ride-on vehicles and a 3-person carousel. The Play Connection is a party and free play room with bounce structures, an arcade, cotton candy, and more to keep kids entertained.


Yorktown has many parks and open spaces where locals enjoy activities from swimming and playing sports to hiking nature trails and picnicking with family and friends. Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park offers two lakes for fishing and boating, a swimming pool with a capacity of 3500, rowboat and pedal boat rentals, volleyball nets, softball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, and a playground. Teatown Lake Preservation is nonprofit nature preserve of 730 acres with over 14 miles of hiking trails. Open daily with free admission and free parking, the preservation offers great programs and events for a nominal fee. Join a birding hike, let the kids make fairy or gnome homes out of natural materials, or learn about gardening with native plants.

Food & Drink

Yorktown NY & Surrounding Area

Top 10 Restaurants

  • Furci's

  • 119 Reviews

  • Phone: +19143027900

  • $$  Italian

  • Nadine’s

  • 97 Reviews

  • Phone: +19149624298

  • German

  • The Turk

  • 271 Reviews

  • Phone: +19148641900

  • $$  Turkish

  • Iron Vine

  • 374 Reviews

  • Phone: +19149308506

  • $$  Tapas Bars


The Jefferson Valley Mall is a gem in Yorktown Heights. It is a major destination for shopping, dining, entertainment and more. With retailers like Macy’s, Sears, DICKs Sporting Goods, Ulta Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, LOFT, H&M, and many more. The mall is anchored by The Stone Rose Restaurant. Once Upon A Child sells gently used kids clothes and toys. If you’re looking for convenience, Yorktown has everything you need in the way of big box stores: you’ll find KMart, Party City, Staples, and TJ Maxx.


Enjoy a night out with Yorktown’s bars and restaurants. Eat at places like Mohansic Grill and Lounge, Luna’s Bar and Lounge, Kirby’s Grill and Bar, Peter Pratt’s Inn, and The Pub. Theatre like the Yorktown Stage located on Commerce Street offers professionally produced Broadway musicals aimed at the younger set, and the M&M Performing Arts Company entertains with more traditional theater performances.




First settled in 1683, the area that become Yorktown had a large role during the American Revolution. British troops were blocked from crossing the Croton River by an America regiment known as the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, an integrated unit which included African Americans and Native Americans. The town was incorporated in 1788 and named in commemoration of America’s decisive Revolutionary War victory in Yorktown, Virginia.


Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm is one of the only farms in the county where you can cut down your own Christmas Tree. During warmer months, head there to pick your own fruits and vegetables including peaches, apples, and pumpkins. Wilkens is a destination in itself, with three markets selling everything from their homemade pressed apple cider to freshly baked pies, cute country gifts, and their famous apple cider donuts.