- Incorporated: 1873
- Population: 10,000
- Area: 2.44 square miles
- Type of Government: Mayor- Trustees
- Zip Code:10522
Tarrytown offers it residents a variety of history, dining, shopping and nature. From the breath taking Hudson River views, including the Tappan Zee Bridge, to its Historic Districts, Tarrytown offers something for everyone.
During the Revolutionary War, Tarrytown was considered neutral ground. Yet the capture of Major John Andre, a spy working for Benedict Arnold, occurred in Tarrytown an was a pivotal point in turning the tide for the colonists.
It was in Tarrytown that America's first recognized author, Washington Irving made his home, Sunnyside, which is open to the public for tours and special events.
In the late 19th century, industries such as pottery, brick, and shoe manufacturing prospered. Wealth industrialists were drawn to the area building luxurious estates over looking the Hudson. Millionaires like John D. Rockefeller, the Lehmans, and Jay Gould helped Tarrytown earn the reputation as the "millionaires colony." Mark Twain built a home where the Tappan Hill Restaurant now stands.
Many fine restaurants, some with river views, offer nearly every type of food imaginable. Easily accessible by car, train, and boat, an excellent library, superb shopping, superior schools and a wealth of things to see and do make Tarrytown a great place to make your home.