Katonah Homes for Sale
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A Little About Katonah
Much of my early professional life was spent in the Bedford, Katonah, North Salem area as a rider and trainer of show horse. Katonah has developed into a cultural center and demonstrates at every turn the pride its residents take in the Town. It's history has laid the groundwork for that pride.
During Pre-Revolutionary days, Katonah existed as a row of pioneer homes along Cherry Street which had been the old Muscota Path of the Indians. By 1812 it expanded down to the Cross River where Wood & Whitlock had set up a mill and Whitlockville came into being. In 1852, after the arrival of the new railroad tracks just a mile away, the new hamlet’s name was changed to Katonah in honor of the Indian chief from whom the town’s land had been bought.
Farming and some domestic manufacturing caused a boom. By the 1880s the railroad shipped two carloads of milk daily. Livestock pens held cattle waiting to be transported to the city. Whitlockville’s grist mill was transformed into an iron foundry and later an optical factory. Silk mills weaved ribbons. Every woman demanded a sewing-machine to engage in commercial shirt making and many entertained summer boarders in their homes. Even well-to-do families welcomed summer boarders with cycling parties, croquet games, hay rides, fishing, hunting, horse-racing and boating.
In 1895 New York City’s thirst led to a plan whereby the New Croton Dam would flood Katonah out of existence. Instead of giving up, the inhabitants of Old Katonah picked up their houses in 1895 and moved them out of reach of the reservoir to come. An article published in the New York Times on April 8, 1898 entitled DESTRUCTION TO KATONAH describes some of the issues. In short, Katonah was picked up and moved out of the way of the flood. Modern Katonah was started, trees planted, churches, stores and homes built. It became a residential community with restrictive deed covenants ruling out “dangerous noxious noisy or offensive trade employment or establishment whatsoever.” In 1897 the first train stopped at the transplanted Katonah train station leading to the town’s growth and development into a great place to live.
Katonah's location, just an hour's drive or train ride from New York City, makes it an easy commute. Its great sites include Caramoor, The John Jay Homestead, The Katonah Museum, Lasdon Park, Muscoot Farm and many more. You'll find more information about Katonah by visiting the Katonah Village Improvement Society website.
If you’d like to know more about Katonah homes for sale, I hope you'll give me a call at 914-522-8585.