The historic Village of Sleepy Hollow is located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, 25 miles north of Manhattan. With a population of about 9,000, Sleepy Hollow is home to a diverse and vibrant community that includes a large number of professionals who make the easy forty-minute commute by train into Manhattan. Immortalized in Washington Irvings famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this quiet Village has preserved much of its history and natural beauty. Initially an agricultural district, Sleepy Hollow later became a manufacturing center, producing items such as steam-powered automobiles, shoes, and batteries. Around the turn-of-the-century, Sleepy Hollow's bucolic setting and close proximity to Manhattan attracted millionaires like Anson Phelps, Ambrose Kingsland and John D. Rockefeller, who built beautiful mansions in the area, some of which are open to the public. Today Sleepy Hollow combines city convenience and small-town charm. Residents enjoy a plethora of outdoor adventures with parks, forests, rivers, lakes, streams and trails along one of the most scenic stretches of the Hudson River.