The village of Ossining, New York is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Ossining is a good village to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm ambience. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome around the railway line. Lastly, it is easy to access public green spaces from most locations in the village, since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy, such as Crawbuckie Park and Charles K Ryder Memorial Park.
In Ossining, about 40% of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are also present in the housing stock. The median year of construction for properties in this village is 1968. This village offers mainly three bedroom and two bedroom homes. There are equal parts owners and renters living in this village.
Some, but not all, property owners in Ossining will live within walking distance of one of around 20 grocery stores. A small number of restaurants and coffee shops are available as well. With respect to education, house buyers may find it difficult to reach high schools and primary schools on foot. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Ossining is very car friendly. It is very convenient to come across a parking spot. On the other hand, residents using public transit may have limited choices in this village by reason of the infrequent service. Nonetheless, commuters are served by the Ossining Station with access to the Hudson Station. The village is connected by a few bus lines, and it is easy to find a nearby bus stop from most residences. Walking is not very feasible for home buyers in Ossining as few day-to-day errands can be run on foot. Biking is also challenging in Ossining because the cycling network is not very well-developed, and there are quite a few hills.