Founded in 1696, the Town of Harrison occupies 22 square miles in southern Westchester County, approximately 23 miles northeast of New York City. Today, Harrison has a population of 26,700, including 2,000 with homes in the beautiful Hamlet of Purchase, yet still retains a rural country atmosphere. Acres of green rolling land interspersed with brooks, and lakes surround pretty village neighborhoods and some of the country's most magnificent real estate. A number of major corpors have established their company headquarters along Harrison's Platinum Mile.
The State University of New York (SUNY) and Manhattanville College, renowned centers of higher education, are located on expansive, park-like campuses in Purchase. Harrison's most notable transportation center is the Westchester County Airport, service the needs of locals, CEOs and celebrities. The airport contains everything from small private jets to American Airlines flights. Harrison also has its own Metro North train station. With its proximity to New York City and a tradition of friendliness and civic pride, Harrison remains one of the most vital and desirable communities in the Metropolitan area.