Sleepy Hollow

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Fast Facts

  • Incorporated: 1874
  • Population: 8,300
  • Area: 2.27 square miles
  • Type of Government: Mayor- Trustees
  • Zip Code:10591

Located on the east bank of the Hudson River, 25 miles north of New York City, the village of Sleepy Hollow offers historic attractions, beautiful river views, tree-lined streets, and a variety of diverse businesses.

Sleepy Hollow, known as North Tarrytown until late 1996, was the setting for Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It is here you'll find the Old Dutch Church and cemetery, brought to life in literature by Ichabod Crane's legendary encounter with the Headless Horseman.

Its recreational facilities include the scenic Hudson River Park, Kingsland Point, where you can see the historic Tarrytown Lighthouse.

Walking the Croton Aqueduct Trailway, hikers will pass the Old Dutch Church and cemetery, where gravestones date back to the 1600s and carry the names of some of the area's earliest Dutch settlers.

Another attraction is the Union Church of Pocantico Hills which boasts stained glass by artists Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. This rich history and outdoor activities make Sleepy Hollow a particularly desirable community.

Village of Sleepy Hollow Website