Lakefront Country Contemporary
Offered at $1,480,000
Town of Pound Ridge
Very, Very Private
Excerpts from New York Times article
"In many parts of Pound Ridge, the rugged
landscape seems to have been only gently altered by humans since
the glaciers receded. In contrast to some of its
neighbors, the town, Westchester's smallest (in population) has
marked its topography over the years not with highways and malls
but rather with stone walls and narrow county roads that wind
past meandering brooks, stone outcroppings and densely wooded
Nowhere in the town's 23 square miles is there
even a traffic light. Its population grew in the 90's by a
mere 4 percent, to 4,726 "an increase of just 176
Tucked next to the Connecticut border in
Westchester County's northeast section, the community has always
been a haven for people who want a rural way of life.
Not only does Pound Ridge have 2 and 3 acre
zoning, but it is home to large tracts of undeveloped
land. The 4,700 acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, the
county's largest park, occupies 22% of the town and offers
trails, camp sites, and picnic areas for the public.
Another 88 acres of the 719 acre Mianus River
Gorge Preserve - the first acquisition of the nature
conservancy, which purchased it in 1955 is in Pound Ridge.
The conservancy, a non-profit organization owns several other
preserves in town - the largest being the 38 acre Halle Ravine,
a recreation area lined with hemlocks, beeches and black birch.
The town park offers residents another
opportunity to commune with nature on a 40 acre site, holding
pools, tennis courts, a walking track, and ball fields, among
In addition to Pound Ridge's natural beauty and
its abundant open space, its homes - high-priced though they may
be - cost less than those in some neighboring communities."
Pound Ridge Parks
Pound Ridge Park
Ward Pound Ridge
Mianus River Gorge
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