I have a choice of writing about one of two communities for this contest. I love them both. However, I have much more to write about our home for 32 years - Armonk, NY 10504, in the Town of North Castle.
We were attracted to this community for the same reason many are attracted today. Armonk is a jewel in Westchester County NY. It is a desired location along with Chappaqua, Scarsdale, and Bronxville. These are all fine communities with top rated schools but Armonk has a great advantage to buyers over the other communities. Years ago Armonk attracted corporations to the town most notably the world headquarters of IBM. Companies like IBM, Swiss Re and others are clean responsible corporate citizens who ease the the property tax burden.
The taxes per assessed value are the lowest of the communities mentioned above. Armonk has a top rated Byram Hills School system. Byram Hills High School seniors take top national honors each year in math and science scholarships.
Take a walk here with us.
Armonk has four very notable events during the year. In June every year the Armonk Lions club sponsors the Fol del Rol. This event of amusements, attractions, craft booths, and bands attracts thousands in the Lions donate the money to Armonk improvement projects.
During a number of Summer evenings concerts are held in Wampus Brook Park by the Armonk Gazebo. We have had many well known performers.
Then in September we have the Armonk Outdoor Art Show. Artists from all over sell their painters including local ones. We have a picture of the Schultz Cider Mill in our dining room.
In December every year we have the Frosty Parade. The man who wrote Frosty the Snowman lived in Armonk. This is combined with the start of holiday decorations.
These are just some of the reasons why people in Armonk love where they live. Armonk is a quiet country community hidden inside the greater New York City metropolitan area. You can drive a few short miles down Route 22 along the Kensico Reservoir to the North White Plains train station. Then you can ride a 35 minute express train to Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan.