Sleepy Hollow Tourism, New York

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Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York. The village is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles (48 km) north of New York City, and is served by the Philipse Manor stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the south of Sleepy Hollow is the village of Tarrytown, and to the north and east are unincorporated parts of Mount Pleasant. The population of the village at the 2010 census was 9,870. Originally incorporated as North Tarrytown in the late 19th century, in 1996 the village officially adopted the traditional name for the area. The village is known to many via "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", a short story about the local area and its infamous specter, the Headless Horseman, written by Washington Irving, who lived in Tarrytown and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Owing to this story, as well as the village's roots in American history and folklore, Sleepy Hollow is considered by some to be one of the "most haunted places in the world". The village is home to the Philipsburg Manor House and the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, as well as the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter P. Chrysler, Brooke Astor, Elizabeth Arden, Thomas J. Watson of IBM, Samuel Gompers, and many others are buried.


Sleepy Hollow, a village in the state of New York, is located on the banks of River Hudson. Many consider Sleepy Hollow as the most haunted place in the world and Washington Irving, who wrote "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", is buried here. Attractions in Sleepy Hollow include cemetery tours, boating, visiting historic sites, haunted trails and much more. Places to visit in Sleepy Hollow are: Christ Episcopal Church; Headless Horseman Bridge; Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate; Sleepy Hollow Cemetery; Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse; Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and Old Dutch Burying Ground; Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Sleepy Hollow's biggest Halloween event; Horseman’s Hollow, Sleepy Hollow’s premier haunted attraction; Rockefeller State Park Preserve, a park where you can hike, run, fish, and picnic; Stone Barns Centre for Food and Agriculture; and Visiting Washington Irving landmarks.


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Facts and Stats for Sleepy Hollow*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sleepy Hollow

    Know the pollution level of Sleepy Hollow before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
  • Sleepy Hollow: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sleepy Hollow for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sleepy Hollow.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sleepy Hollow - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 55.21 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 10.34 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.75 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.57 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88.19 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sleepy Hollow

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sleepy Hollow

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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