Dobbs Ferry is a Village in Westchester County, New York situated in the town of Greenburgh on the Eastern banks of the Hudson Riverabout 37 minutes on an express train and 43 minutes on a local train from Grand Central Station.

The namesake of the Village is Captain William H. Dobbs who ran a ferry service crossing the Hudson River here. Captain Dobbs also played a role in the Revolutionary War working alongside General Washington as troops coordinated efforts at the Dobbs Ferry encampment. The Dobbs Ferry Historical Society is an amazing resource and wealth of knowledge about the local history of Dobbs Ferry.

The River Front area of the Dobbs Ferry is undergoing major upgrades including building a new fishing pier, boat dock and a playground, installing benches and lights and connecting new walkways to the Westchester County Trailway System. These upgrades are part of a largerRiverWalk trailway project that when complete will be a 51-mile esplanade along the Hudson River.

Neighborhoods in Dobbs Ferry are primarily single family homes and a few co-op condos. Dobbs Ferry developed Residential Design Guidelines to help maintain the charm and character of the community through quality architectural design.

Read more about Things To Do In Dobbs Ferry and Living in Dobbs Ferry.

The Village of Dobbs Ferry is a quiet little enclave along the Hudson River with primarily residential neighborhoods and a small business district. Residents of Dobbs Ferry enjoy a slower pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of the City, but also enjoy many fine dining, entertainment and shopping options right here in town.

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library is a nice place to relax and they also have a nice variety of children’s activities and story time. See Library Calendar.

Westchester Magazine is an excellent local resource for finding Things to Do in Dobbs Ferry and surrounding areas.


In Dobbs Ferry many locally owned restaurants and shops can be found on Cedar and Main Streets overflowing with picturesque small town charm and far removed from strip malls and big box stores. A nice stroll along these historic streets will lead you to some unique finds as you take in the majestic natural scenery set amongst beautiful buildings and historic homes. You can also take a guided walking tour to learn more about the local architecture and the rich history.

Here are some of our favorite restaurants and food finds in Dobbs Ferry.
Piccola Trattoria
The Cookery

The many Galleries, Antique Stores and Boutiques around Dobbs Ferry, especially on Cedar and Main Streets, are always enjoyable to visit on an afternoon about town.

Hit the Road is a local cycling shop where you can find everything you need for serious bike riding or leisurely outings on the trailways.

Other Nearby Shopping

The are several malls and major retail areas pretty close to Dobbs Ferry. Nanuet Stores is one of the major big-box malls in the area just across the Tappan Zee Bridge and includes such high end retail as Ann Taylor, Coach, Michael Kors, Chicos, etc. The Westchester located in downtown White Plains has offerings similar to Nanuet including Tiffany, Uggs, Zales, Banana Republic, Eileen Fisher, Crate & Barrel and many more.

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Parks in Dobbs Ferry are a popular place for residents to spend time. Both Gould Park and Memorial Park have children’s playgrounds and sports fields and Gould Park offers a swimming facility as well. Marina Park offers scenic views of the Hudson and a marina for boating enthusiasts.

Exercise enthusiasts and those who love the outdoors can walk or bike the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail that stretches from the Croton Dam and reservoir in Westchester County all the way to 42nd Street in Manhattan, a distance of 41 miles. Some sections are packed–dirt paths running through a forest, while others are asphalt and concrete streets and sidewalks.

The Village of Dobbs Ferry provides a variety of recreation options through the Parks and Recreation Department. Residents can register for arts programs at camps that take place at the Embassy Community Center.


The Dobbs Ferry Train Station, served by Metro-North Railroad serves commuters travelling into the city via direct route to Grand Central Terminal. The ride is approximately 37 minutes on an express train and 43 minutes on a local train. Many Metro North riders connect to the New York City Subway at Marble Hill to reach destinations on the west side of Manhattan, or at Harlem–125th Street for the upper east side.


The Dobbs Ferry Union School District is highly regarded in the area. In 1998 the district introduced the challenging and prestigious International Baccalaureate Program (IB) which soon became a big draw to the area. The small district operates three successful schools, Dobbs Ferry High School, Dobbs Ferry Middle School and Springhurst Elementary School. Dobbs Ferry students excel in academics (National Merit Scholars and Intel Science Semi‐Finalists), athletics (State Champion Football Team 4 out of the last 10 years) and the arts (NYSSMA Orchestras, Stepping Eagles Dance Team and Harmonaires Chorus).

Private schools in the area include Our Lady of Victory, the Masters School, and the Alcott Montessori School. Dobbs Ferry is also home to Mercy College, making it a prime location for commuting college students.

Get more Local School Information Here.


If you are considering a move to the Hudson River Towns area of Westchester County, come out and take a look at Dobbs Ferry and see all this beautiful little Village has to offer. Please call me if I can help you find the perfect spot to call home in Dobbs Ferry.

Angeles Martinez de Carvajal

Angeles Martinez de Carvajal


101 KIng St, Chappaqua, NY 10514