Art comes up often in descriptions of Tarrytown, the Westchester County village that poses prominently from its woodsy slope above the Hudson River.
Some compare the lively business district along Main Street to a Norman Rockwell painting. Indeed, the street’s huddle of antique brick buildings, with coffee shops and hardware stores, recalls the kind of small-town America that so beguiled the artist. Others say that the way Tarrytown’s tightly packed houses seem to nuzzle one another, as they might in a story about neighborliness, makes the place feel like a giant movie set.
Hastings-on-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry — also had a notable racial and socioeconomic mix, especially considering its three-square-mile size, Mr. Squires said, echoing a sentiment voiced by other residents.
“There’s a sizable Black and Latino community, and there are also a lot of blue-collar folks,” said Ian Murphy, 38, a resident who works in the fashion industry. “There’s a little bit of everything.”
Irvington and Elmsford. But even those zoned for schools in Tarrytown will likely, at some point, attend classes in next-door Sleepy Hollow, which is in Tarrytown’s district.
A common sequence is John Paulding School for prekindergarten and kindergarten, followed by W.L. Morse School for first and second grade, and then Washington Irving Intermediate for third through fifth grade.
After that, many head to Sleepy Hollow Middle School for sixth through eighth grade, and then to Sleepy Hollow High School, which enrolls about 870 students and had a 91 percent graduation rate in 2020, versus 85 percent statewide. SAT scores there during the 2020-21 school year were 565 in reading and writing and 565 in math, versus 530 and 528 statewide.