Transportation

Ask any River House resident why they love living at the River House and they are sure to list a number of attributes—spacious apartments, grounds, atmosphere, affordability and, just as important, convenience. While the County provides extensive bus service throughout Westchester, via its Beeline Bus System (www.beelinebus.com or www.westchestergov.com), there are also a number of major routes and arteries, railroad service and a bustling international airport, as follows:

By Car / Nearby major routes and arteries include Route 6 (east/west), Route 202 (east/west) and Route 9 (north/south); as well as Bear Mountain Parkway, Bear Mountain Extension and Taconic State Parkway, among others.

By Rail / Commuting from Peekskill to New York City via Metro North’s Hudson Line is a pleasurable option for many River House residents, especially since there is a 55-minute express in the morning that zooms alongside the Hudson River into NYC’s Grand Central Terminal (local service takes about 1 hr. and 20 minutes). Residents also enjoy taking the train from the Peekskill train station to the “Big Apple” for a variety weekend activities, from shopping to catching a Broadway show.

Special note here is that some residents prefer to depart from the nearby Cortlandt Manor train station, especially on weekends when parking is free, or Croton-on-Hudson which, as a major transportation hub of Metro North (and Amtrak), has a more varied and complete train schedule (www.mta.com or www.metronorth.com).

In addition, Amtrak service (www.amtrak.com) is available through nearby Croton-on-Hudson train station, a major transportation hub serving the Hudson Valley.

By Air / For River House residents who want to catch a convenient flight to almost any city in the U.S. and even major destinations around the world (through connecting flights), can do so at the burgeoning Westchester County International Airport which serves approximately two million passenger per year.

Open “24/7,” the aviation facility has an interesting past in that it was once appropriated to the U.S. Army during World War II, and then returned to the county in 1944.

Positioned on the White Plains/Greenwich, CT borderline, the airport has gone through many transformations since the war and now averages 55 flights per day via seven commercial airline carriers. It also has one of the most active business aviation facilities in the U.S. (www.westchestergov.com, www.whiteplainsairport.com).