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Welcome to Chappaqua, NY

Chappaqua is a hamlet within the town of New Castle, a suburb that is located approximately 31 miles north of Manhattan, in Westchester County, NY. Chappaqua was founded in the early 18th century, when a group of Quakers from Purchase, NY settled in the area. The name of their settlement was inspired by the Algonquin word “shah-pah-ka,” which referred to the rustling of wind in the leaves. The Quakers used versions of this word, mentioning their meetings as “Shapequa” meetings as early as 1745. Because Chappaqua was rich in the natural resources of streams, rivers and fertile land, it quickly became a farming center complete with power mills. The community’s success in farming quickly led to other industries, such as milk processing and the production of shoes, hardware, vinegar, pickles, eyeglasses and furniture. Once the New York and Harlem Railroad was brought to Chappaqua in 1846, new business began cropping up around the station, such as a hotel, public library, livery stables, and various shops and supply stores. Chappaqua also started to see a boost in population as New Yorkers began to establish country homes outside of the city. One of these first commuters was Chappaqua’s most notable resident, Horace Greeley, who was the founder and editor of the New York Tribune. Greeley’s home still stands on Chappaqua’s King Street, and is the headquarters of the Chappaqua Historical Society.

Today Chappaqua boasts a thriving population of over 6,000 people, and has received national attention due to its famous residents, including actor Alan Arkin, Reader’s Digest editor Daniel O’Keefe, and more recently, former Presdent Bill Clinton and 2008 Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. It is also nationally renowned for its award-winning public school system, through which 99% of its high school graduates go on to attend four year colleges, many of them being Ivy League schools. But even though the area has reached big-town status, Chappaqua still prides itself on having a New England style small-town atmosphere. Its quaint downtown area features locally owned shops and boutiques instead of large unsightly commercial developments, and it also features a gazebo that serves as a venue for public music and arts events. Chappaqua is very much a historic community, preserving many homes and buildings that originate in the 18th century, the biggest example being the Chappaqua Friends Meeting House built in 1753. It is the oldest Quaker meeting house still standing in Westchester County.

Chappaqua Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 100 homes for sale in Chappaqua, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
1% Condo and 99% Other.

1% Condo
99% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 100
Average Home Size 1,385 ft² / 129 m²
Price Range ($1,600 - $4,950,000)

Weather in Chappaqua

The average high temperatures in Chappaqua range from 36 in January to 84 in July

Average home income in Chappaqua

The average household income of a Chappaqua resident is $276,553 with an average home value of $864,849

Population of Chappaqua

Chappaqua has 12,374 residents.

Home ownership in Chappaqua

The average level of home ownership in Chappaqua is 92%.

Education breakdown of Chappaqua

Education levels of residents of Chappaqua include: highschool 6%, associate 5%, bachelor 34%, graduate 44%.

Households in Chappaqua

Chappaqua has 4,008 homes, built on average 54 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 100 homes for sale in Chappaqua. These homes are comprised of Condo and Other. The average list price of these property results is 1,292,118. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Chappaqua please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 100 homes for sale in Chappaqua, NY are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Chappaqua area. Member brokerages representing the 100 homes include Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate and William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - CT.