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About Katonah



Distance to NYC: 45 Miles

is one of three unincorporated hamlets within the town of Bedford.  The village of Katonah is located in the town of Bedford.  There is a Metro North train station conveniently located in the village, trains to New York City average 58 minutes.

Katonah is often styled as a "village" by its residents. For example, its library is called the Katonah Village Library. However, "village" has a legal meaning in New York. Katonah is not a village, but merely a hamlet, a non-legally-defined section of a town. Katonah has its own ZIP code, 10536, and a Metro-North station. It is also part of the Katonah-Lewisboro school district.

Katonah is named for Chief Katonah, an American Indian from whom the land of Bedford was purchased by a group of English colonists.


The Katonah Museum of Art is located in Katonah. The Caramoor International Music Festival, which hosts the Orchestra of St. Luke's, is held annually at Caramoor, within the hamlet's limits.  The former home of US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay is a national historical site and museum located down the road from Caramoor.

Schools and Educational Facilities

The Katonah-Lewisboro School District serves the village of Katonah. Schools in the district include Katonah Elementary School, Increase Miller Elementary School, Lewisboro Elementary, Meadow Pond Elementary, John Jay Middle School, and John Jay High School. The Harvey School, a private day school is also in Katonah.


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