City of Yonkers, New York
Welcome to Yonkers - a blend of vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful topography, exquisite Hudson River views, abundant multi-cultural advantages, a richly historic past, an exciting present and future - a uniquely enjoyable place to live, work and raise a family.
Yonkers, the fourth-largest city in New York State, is a long-established stable community of 188,000 people, with approximately 86% of its residents living in the region since 1985. It is a safe city, ranking near the bottom of the list of similar-sized cities nationwide in surveys of crimes reported against person and property.
The city and surrounding areas offer an outstanding selection of leisure activities, recreational facilities (including over 6 dozen parks, a major museum and planetarium), richly historic houses of worship, abundant shopping, movie theatres, child care, library services, colleges, a nationally recognized magnet school program, health care facilities - with all the attractions of New York City only minutes away.
Offering one of the greater New York area's most beautiful views, the City rises from the east bank of the Hudson River, in a series of tiers, hills and valleys, extending four and one-quarter miles along the river, stretching three to four miles eastward to the Bronx River, and covering 21 square miles. It is bounded on the south by New York City and on the north by the Village of Hastings-On-Hudson and the Town of Greenburgh. A transportation hub equaled by no other locality in the region, the Yonkers area is served by numerous major roads, railroads, bus routes, waterfront access via the Hudson River, easy access to the New York City subway system and all of the region's airports.