POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Just 50 miles from Manhattan, Pound Ridge is the type of small town that can best be described as "bucolic" with its laid-back downtown, miles of green space and 19th-century stone walls, according to The New York Times in a feature story published this week on the town.
Pound Ridge is often described as off the beaten path, without a train station and traffic lights. Street signs are quaint pointing fingers bolted to a post, said the Times.
Houses run from the middle $500,000's to upwards of $3 million and visitors won't find a condominium or rental complex within the town's 30 square miles, added the Times.
The half-mile downtown features several restaurants and shops, but the biggest draw to the area is that one-third of the town is dedicated to open spaces, including the 3,000 acres of the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (also located in Lewisboro), said the New York Times.
But there is growth and revitalization. A current project is underway to upgrade Scotts Corner, the town's downtown area, with a federal grant that will include the addition of streetlights, sidewalks, and crosswalks.
The town’s 5,400 residents include families, older couples and a handful of celebrities with 30 percent weekenders, said the Times.
Besides several local events such as a farmer's market, the real draw of Pound Ridge is for hikers, birders, walkers and bicyclists who can be found exploring the town's miles of open, natural spaces, added the New York Times.