Hastings-on-Hudson Hastings on Hudson, Irvington, and Dobbs Ferry are some of the villages comprising the lower Hudson Valley. They are rich in colonial heritage and are situated along the Hudson River, providing unsurpassed vistas. Historically interesting sites and buildings are spread throughout the area. Hastings-on-Hudson, situated 19 miles from New York City, was incorporated in 1879. The Hastings-on-Hudson School District serves most of the village and some of the Town of Greenburgh. The district consists of one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. A reputation for excellence is attributed to high caliber teachers and strong community support. A comprehensive extracurricular program is available featuring music and athletic programs. The Village is rich in arts and recreational opportunities. The oldest golf course in the United States, St. Andrew's, is a spectacular private facility. There is public golf as well, and two yacht clubs along the Hudson River. Irvington Irvington is named for the renowned author, Washington Irving, who lived in a cottage on Sunnyside Lane from 1835 to 1859. The Irvington Union Free School District with one elementary school, one middle school and one high school, is known for its quality education. The community is committed to the values provided through education, as is evidenced both by the residents' involvement in the schools, and their reluctance to move from the area. The residents take pride in the fact that the business district remains quaint and complete with essential shopping. White Plains and Yonkers, just minutes away, provide more extensive shopping. Dobbs Ferry Dobbs Ferry was named for Jan Dobbs, who used to ferry people across the Hudson River to Sneden's Landing. It was incorporated with the Town of Greenburgh in 1783 and combined spectacular views with charming neighborhoods. Its view of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Palisades makes it difficult to comprehend its close proximity (only 20 miles) to New York City. The Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District offers outstanding public education. The elementary, middle and high schools have been recognized nationally for their excellence. An area parochial school, private girls' school and Mercy College can also be found here.