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1Distance to NYC: 35 miles

Area: 26.5 square miles

Armonk, a hamlet in the town of North Castle, is in the northeastern sector of Westchester county and is bordered by Connecticut to its east. It is approximately 35 miles from midtown Manhattan.  Home to the global headquarters of information technology company IBM and bond insurer MBIA, and the American headquarters of reinsurer Swiss Re. Known for its wooded beauty and sparkling lakes, this hamlet has a friendly village center with gourmet shops and excellent restaurants. This very special hamlet still reflects its historical description as, “a place between two worlds.” Rural in nature, yet sophisticated in style, Armonk offers itself as a bridge between city life and country living. Winding roads lined with old stone walls meander through densely wooded glades and climb to hilly retreats giving way to majestic views. This restful atmosphere completely belies its convenient location to all the major sources of corporate employment and transportation. Only 38 minutes from Manhattan via the Metro North train, I-684 also provides easy access to New York. Westchester Airport is 10 minutes away, international airports are within an hour’s drive.

2Educational Facilities

A small, but special school district, Byram Hills offers a superior education for each child with an emphasis on high quality education and a rich curriculum. Among the priority goals at Byram Hills are individual needs, combined with a firm foundation in basic skills and staff development. Children from kindergarten through second grade attend Coman Hill Elementary School, and grades three through five attend Wampus Elementary School. Sixth through eighth-graders attend H.C. Crittenden Middle School, and Byram Hills High School serves grades nine through twelve. This school district has been awarded the national “School of Excellence” designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

3Recreational Facilities

A variety of local recreation is available, from wildlife sanctuaries for nature walks, to golf and tennis clubs. Armonk currently enjoys the use of seven town parks and playfields. The recreation department of the Town of North Castle offers year round diversified activities for both children and adults. There are three summer day camps and an active Recreation Adult Club. The perfect site for outdoor entertainment is the Wampus Brook Park. Situated on 39 acres with a stock pond for “resident fishermen” under the age of 16, it also has a playground and a picturesque gazebo bandstand. The “Fol-de-Rol”, a popular arts fair, is an annual event of total community involvement, sponsored by the Lions Club.

Houses of Worship

Armonk Methodist Church, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. B’Nai Ysrael and The Hillside Church.

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Transportation

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWestchester County Airport

240 Airport Road, Suite 202, White Plains, NY West Harrison, NY 10604 914.995.4860 http://airport.westchestergov.com/

Straddling the border between Westchester County, NY and Greenwich, CT, this upstate airport has been serving a diverse aviation community since 1944. The airport is also one of the most active business aviation facilities in the nation with an average of more than 70,000 corporate and charter operations annually.

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