Welcome to The Big Little Village. Mount Kisco is one of Westchester's most vibrant communities. The town covers three walkable square miles, with easy access to New York City via its Metro North Train station or anywhere in the tri-state area via two major highways.
Our restaurants offer the finest cuisines from all over the world. In addition to the
the typical restaurant favorites, residents and visitors enjoy Turkish, Indian, Georgian, French, Spanish, Thai, Japanese, Greek and more. A mix of local boutiques, specialty stores, and national brands makes Mount Kisco a premier shopping destination.
Our very own Northern Westchester Hospital was recently named to US News & World Report’s “Best Regional Hospitals” list. Caremount Medical Group is one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New York State.
The Bedford Central School District is among the top rated in New York State. Our local elementary school offers the option to join a dual-language Spanish education program starting in 1st grade.
Mount Kisco offers a diverse culture of varied faiths, backgrounds, and income levels, along with a full spectrum of housing options. Residents and visitors value our tight-knit diverse community with a full array of amenities.
With green spaces, quaint neighborhoods, and a vibrant and walkable downtown, Mount Kisco delivers big while maintaining small town charm.
We truly are The Big Little Village
“It’s 10 minutes to the lake, 20 minutes to the mall, and I can walk to anything I need.”
That’s what I told friends when I first moved to Mount Kisco from Manhattan. The option to take a stroll around a reservoir was refreshing. Knowing shopping needs are nearby highlights the conveniences.Take a walk into town with your children. There's toy stores, bike shops, sporting goods stores, ice cream, specialty chocolates, and computer training courses or visit the indoor trampoline or the arcade and bowling at Grand Prix. Watch them playing at Leonard Park, fishing in the pond, or sledding on the hill.
Saunter past the health food markets, clothing stores and jewelers. You’ll see stretching labs, floatation tanks, exercise and martial arts classes. Grab some friends for a round of frisbee golf, one of Westchester's best courses.If you enjoy going out for the night, Mount Kisco has a surprisingly wide variety of cuisines to choose ranging from the classics, to international cuisines, and are own high-end food hall. And the night doesn’t have to end there – visit our wine bar, brewery, or pub. If cooking at home, indulge at one of our many gourmet food stores.
There are great schools and day-care centers. The acclaimed Northern Westchester Hospital gives you comfort in case of an emergency. A hotel allows your friends and family (and you!) to be comfortable for an extended visit. The Arts Council and Recreation Department provide opportunities to enjoy local artists and musicians.
There's a ton here all in three square miles – no wonder they call Mount Kisco The Big Little Village!
Mount Kisco was founded in 1850 shortly after the arrival of the railroad. It included two small settlements called Kirbyville and New Castle Corners. Kisco originated from a Native American word – either kiskamenahook meaning “settlement near a brook” or cisqua meaning “a muddy place.” Mount is derived from the 623-foot hill northwest of town.
Since 1875, Mount Kisco has been an incorporated Village under the Village Law of the State of New York. One half of the Village formerly fell under the domain of Town of Bedford, with the other half in the Town of New Castle. In the mid-1970s, the respective town administrations supported Mount Kisco’s ambition to “secede”. The Village emerged from the Town of Bedford and the Town of New Castle as a coterminous and independent Village/Town of Mount Kisco effective January 1, 1978.
For more information, please visit the Mount Kisco Historical Society webpage.
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