As the crow flies and the train runs, Mount Kisco is located about 36 miles north of New York City. The village has been described variously as the "commercial hub of Northern Westchester," "the shopping capital of Northern Westchester," and "the healthcare capital of Northern Westchester." Northern Westchester Hospital is in the borders of Mt. Kisco.
Mount Kisco is all of these and more. Mount Kisco is truly the heart of Northern Westchester.
Mount Kisco is a Village/Town with some 9,983 residents spanning the full spectrum of income levels and living accommodations. Residents buy, rent and sublet in a variety of neighborhoods and in a variety of homes. Condominiums, cooperatives, apartments, single-family and multi-family homes and luxury estate houses happily co-exist in Mount Kisco.
In Mount Kisco, home means more than an individual residence. Home is inextricably entwined with the neighborhood in which you live. There are several distinct neighborhoods within the 10549 zip code and many of them celebrate their closeness with annual block parties.
The Village/Town of Mount Kisco is governed by a Mayor and four trustees (one of whom is appointed Deputy Mayor by the Mayor at the beginning of each term). They are the legislative branch of Mount Kisco and are responsible for government administration, budget approval and taxes, appointing Village/Town officials and specialized board members. They also act as Mount Kisco's Board of Public Police Commissioners.
The Board of Trustees meets the first and third Monday of every month except in July and August in the Frank J. Dimicco Room of Mount Kisco Village Hall at 7:30 pm. Board meetings are open to the public and are taped for broadcast on local access cable television.
Mount Kisco is part of the Bedford Central School District, which serves students in the villages of Mount Kisco, Bedford Hills, Bedford Village and Pound Ridge. The district's academic programs are consistently ranked among the country's finest, regularly graduating finalists and semi-finalists for National Merit Scholarships and recipients of Regents scholarships. On average over 90% of the district's graduating seniors go on to college.
Mount Kisco students attend either the Mount Kisco Elementary School or West Patent Elementary School. All students attend the Fox Lane Middle School and High School, which are located on a beautiful 90-acre campus on South Bedford Road (Route 172) in the Town of Bedford. The Board of Education, which oversees the district, is comprised of seven members who are elected district-wide.
*Compiled from the Mt. Kisco gov. & Chamber of Commerce websites.