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Dobbs Ferry

Situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River...

Welcome to Dobbs Ferry

Situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 20 miles north of Manhattan, Dobbs Ferry is a small village inside of Westchester County. The village covers an area of approximately 3.2 square miles and is known for its scenic beauty, historic charm, and vibrant community.
Dobbs Ferry has a rich history that dates back to the pre-colonial era when it was inhabited by Native American tribes. The area was settled by European colonists in the late 1600s and was originally called "Wissquaeskeck." It was later renamed Dobbs Ferry in honor of Jeremiah Dobbs, a prominent landowner in the area during the 18th century.
During the American Revolutionary War, Dobbs Ferry played a significant role as a strategic location along the Hudson River. General George Washington used the village as a base for observing British troop movements in New York City. Today, the village has preserved many historic sites and landmarks that commemorate its Revolutionary War heritage.

What to Love

  • Easy access to New York City, just a 40 minute train ride away
  • Boutique shopping and walkable commercial areas
  • Close proximity to the Hudson River

People & Lifestyle

Dobbs Ferry has a close-knit and diverse community with a population of approximately 11,000 residents. It offers a blend of suburban tranquility and small-town charm, making it an attractive place to live. The village has a strong sense of community, and residents take pride in their local institutions, events, and traditions. The village hosts several community events throughout the year, including the Dobbs Ferry Farmers Market, summer concerts, parades, and festivals.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Dobbs Ferry is home to a range of outstanding restaurants that cater to diverse culinary preferences. The Cookery is a local favorite, offering farm-to-table Italian cuisine with a creative twist. For a gastropub experience, The Parlor is a popular choice, serving up American comfort food in a relaxed setting, complemented by craft beers and handcrafted cocktails. Sushi Mike's is known for its expertly prepared sushi rolls and authentic Japanese cuisine. Additionally, Harper's Restaurant & Bar offers a contemporary American menu that showcases seasonal ingredients and innovative flavors.
Dobbs Ferry offers a delightful shopping experience with its array of charming stores and boutiques. Make an appointment at The Beauty Parlor, a well-liked beauty salon. Book an exercise class at barre3, a physical fitness studio that combines cardio, strength, and mindfulness. Main Street serves as a central hub for shopping, featuring a variety of unique establishments and specialty shops. Here, you can find a diverse range of products including clothing, jewelry, gifts, home goods, and more. Explore the storefronts and uncover hidden treasures as you stroll along Main Street.
Additionally, Dobbs Ferry is home to several antique stores that cater to those seeking vintage and collectible items. These stores offer a curated selection of furniture, decor, and unique finds, perfect for antique enthusiasts and those looking for one-of-a-kind pieces with character and history.
For fresh and local goods, don't miss the seasonal Dobbs Ferry Farmers Market. It showcases a variety of fresh produce, baked treats, artisanal products, and more from local vendors. The market provides an opportunity to support local businesses and farmers while enjoying the vibrant community atmosphere.

Things to Do

The village offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Residents and visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfront along the Hudson River, which provides opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking. Dobbs Ferry also has several parks and trails, including Juhring Nature Preserve, Waterfront Park, and Gould Park, which offer beautiful green spaces for relaxation and outdoor activities.
Dobbs Ferry's proximity to the Hudson River allows for stunning views of the Palisades, a line of cliffs along the western bank. The village's picturesque setting and historic architecture make it an appealing destination for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.


Dobbs Ferry is known for its well-regarded education system. The Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District serves the village and is highly regarded for its academic programs and extracurricular activities. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Springhurst Elementary School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
  • Dobbs Ferry Middle School, 6-8, highly-rated public middle school
  • Dobbs Ferry High School, 9-12, highly-rated public high school
  • The Masters School, 5-12, highly-rated private boarding school


For a pdf version of our Dobbs Ferry Town Guide, click here.

Overview for Dobbs Ferry, NY

11,511 people live in Dobbs Ferry, where the median age is 39.1 and the average individual income is $64,532. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Dobbs Ferry, NY

Dobbs Ferry has 3,812 households, with an average household size of 2.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dobbs Ferry do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,511 people call Dobbs Ferry home. The population density is 4,751.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.81 / 49.19%

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