Pound Ridge

41.2084° N, 73.5748° W

Welcome to Pound Ridge

Pound Ridge is a small, rural community just over an hour northeast of New York City. Only five minutes from the New York-Connecticut border, Pound Ridge is a dream location for those looking for peace and quiet within a close-knit community. Pound Ridge has just over 5,000 residents, a well-maintained business district, and a dozen charming boutique stores and cafes. 

Pound Ridge is mainly a residential town with five local preserves and the Pound Ridge Golf Club surrounding it. It’s just over 40 miles to Newark, Jersey City, and NYC, making it a great home for those who want the occasional trip into the city without putting down roots there. 

What to Love

  • Scott’s Corners, the bustling downtown core
  • A slower, peaceful lifestyle off the beaten path
  • An array of vintage and antique stores that speak to Pound Ridge history

Local Lifestyle

Pound Ridge is known as a place of peace and privacy with enough amenities to satisfy most residents and easy access to big cities for those who want more. Many celebrities have chosen to call Pound Ridge home at one time or another, including Christopher Reeve, Richard Gere, and Tom Brokaw. Pound Ridge has the buzz and beauty of an upscale town while maintaining a laid-back pace of life.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Pound Ridge is home to many quaint and charming one-off restaurants, some of which have been in the town for decades. For a morning caffeine fix, Blind Charlie’s is a local favorite, with outdoor seating to allow patrons to people-watch as they sip their brew. Or stop by The Kitchen Table for coffee and a breakfast sandwich. 

For dinner, The Inn at Pound Ridge is a Chef Jean-Georges creation. An early 19th-century home and hotel, the building was renovated into a restaurant that combines rustic country charm with modern accents. The Inn offers American fare with two indoor dining rooms, two bars, and a private dining area for candle-lit dinners in the wine cellar. If you’re more in the mood for Italian, DiNardio’s Ristorante Italiano is the place to go in Pound Ridge. A staple of Pound Ridge cuisine for almost 50 years, DiNardio’s makes all the classics and features changing menu items from their “region of the month.”

Most shopping in Pound Ridge can be done at the Scott’s Corner Market. Book-lovers stroll through the shelves at Booksy Galore, and, for more varied options, residents can drive 15 minutes to New Canaan. 

Things to Do

Locals can get out and be active in Pound Ridge, visiting the town’s many surrounding parks and preserves. To the north, the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation provides 4,315 acres of parkland to explore. Visitors can bring picnics and camping gear, find a spot to fish, or, in the winter, go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. 

The Pound Ridge Golf Club was designed by Pete Dye and is rated the top U.S. Open-Worthy Public Course in America by Golf Magazine. In addition to its challenging 18-hole course, the club offers bookings, memberships, clinics, and lessons, as well. 

For live theater, residents of Pound Ridge can visit the Caramoor, a sweeping estate with multiple venues for different types of performances. The Rosen House Music Room is a picture of Renaissance beauty and hosts indoor concerts. The Friends Field is used for summer events and the Venetian Theater is a covered outdoor venue for live theater and music. The Red Fox Art Gallery and the Lionheart Gallery are other must-sees for art lovers in Pound Ridge.


Pound Ridge is served by the Bedform Central School District. 

  • Pound Ridge Elementary School, grades K-5
  • Fox Lane Middle School, grades 6-8
  • Fox Lane High School, grades 9-12


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