Yonkers is the third-largest city in New York population-wise, behind New York City and Buffalo. Known as the "City of Seven Hills," Yonkers has a ton to do in and around the city and its seven one-word-named hills: Park, Nodine, Ridge, Cross, Locust, Glen, and Church.
The southeast area of Yonkers has the most single-family homes in the entire city, and northeast Yonkers is home to the freestanding homes dotted throughout the neighborhoods, with a total of 1,826 detached units.
Although the Hudson River borders the area to the west, there are a number of parks here, such as Untermyer Park, a historic 43-acre public park that features a Walled Garden, an amphitheater, and much more.
Part of Midland Avenue in the Dunwoodie neighborhood is called "Little Italy Yonkers," and there are a number of restaurants, shops, hotels, and bars in the neighborhood. The main access roads in Yonkers are the Cross County Parkway, the Bronx-Long Island Rail Road, and the Hudson River Parkway. The New York State Park and Recreation Authority's Putnam Trail runs through Van Cortlandt Park, where it has been unpaved since 2014 and is known by some as the "Putnam Trail."
The Metro-North's Hudson Line can also be used for city and out-of-town travel, stopping at Yonkers and the Bronx-Long Island Rail Road. Metro-North trains stop at several stops along the Hudson Line, including the main Yonkers stop, where you can also catch Amtrak trains.
The city is also home to attractions like the Hudson River Museum, the Science Barge, Yonkers Raceway, and Getty Square, which is one of the main shopping districts in town. There are also lots of small ethnic restaurants scattered across Yonkers as well.
Yonkers is sometimes referred to as New York's "sixth district" because of its proximity to the city. Yonkers, a city of about 1.5 million people, was founded in 1646 as a village and later became incorporated as a city in 1872.
Many of the residential buildings in Yonkers are rented out, including a 16-acre waterfront development that consists of three existing buildings that are currently being renovated. The house sizes vary greatly, with smaller houses close together and larger houses closer to the river.
A large shopping street is located along Central Park Avenue, informally known by residents as Central Ave., taking its name from its location at the intersection of Central Avenue and Park Street. You can also walk along a hard, packed dirt road called Old Crotons Aquedelic Trailway along the east side of South Main Street, north of Westchester Avenue.