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One of the several hamlets that make up the Town of Cortlandt, Cortlandt Manor is a primarily residential suburb with a rural feel, characterized by its many wooded hills and wetland areas.
Cortlandt Manor is located in northwestern Westchester County. No major rail stations are present within the hamlet itself, but the Croton-Harmon and Peekskill Metro-North railroad stations are each located just a short drive away. The hamlet stands about 45 miles north of New York City, and several major roadways – including Route 6 and Route 202 – run through or near Cortlandt Manor.
The area that would become the modern Town of Cortlandt was originally purchased by the Van Cortlandt family in 1677. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Town of Cortlandt and the hamlet of Cortlandt Manor both derive their names from the manor owned by the Van Cortlandt family, which was one of the six manors that composed what would eventually come to be known as Westchester County.
Cortlandt Manor, not to mention the Town of Cortlandt in general, was the site of many skirmishes during the Revolutionary War. Several buildings in the area played significant roles in the war, and some local roads bear names to commemorate their roles in those times.
COFFEE & COMMERCE
The predominant shopping area of Cortlandt Manor is the Cortlandt Town Center, located in the northern section of town. The center includes varied venues for clothing, shoes, books, or housewares. Several eateries are scattered about the shopping center too, including Roma’s Italian Grill, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Panera Bread, while a coffee can be grabbed in the Barnes & Noble Cafe.
Other restaurants are located throughout Cortlandt Manor, as well. The recently-renovated Table 9 serves traditional American food with a relaxing, art deco style, while Julianna’s School House’s friendly and comfortable atmosphere presents all sorts of delicious foods and drinks.
Varied recreational activities present themselves in Cortlandt Manor. Within the Cortlandt Town Center, you can find a United Artists movie theater, which presents many up-and-coming films. The Hollow Brook Golf Club offers a world-class golf experience for its members, including catering and event hosting, while The Back Nine Indoor Golf provides a realistic simulated golf experience in addition to food and drink.
Cortlandt Manor is also home to many historic locations. For instance, the Aaron Copland House, the home of the composer Aaron Copland for the last 30 years of his life, is located in Cortlandt Manor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other nearby historic locations include the Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House and the Bear Mountain Bridge Road and Toll House.
Cortland Manor is primarily serviced by the Lakeland Central School District, the Hendrick Hudson Central School District, and the Putnam Valley Central School District. The Lakeland Central School District is composed of five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, while the Hendrick Hudson Central School District consists of three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The Putnam Valley Central School District consists of only one elementary, one middle, and one high school.
More information can be found at the Lakeland Central School District website here, the Hendrick Hudson Central School District website here, and the Putnam Valley Central School District website here.
Additional information about Cortlandt Manor, including police, fire, and ambulance services, special services, and government operations can be found on the Town of Cortlandt website.
Visit the Town of Cortlandt website here.