Yonkers offers a terrific lifestyle for families, young professionals, seniors or those just passing through. The city boasts dozens of diverse neighborhoods offering quiet, residential, tree-lined streets, vibrant city living and everything in between. From our waterfront esplanade, to our golf courses and pools, to our parks and historic sites, to our shopping and entertainment venues, there’s always something to do in Yonkers.
Animals & Pets
Yonkers residents love their pets. The City of Yonkers aims to promote and protect the health, safety and well-being of all animals and pets through various services provided by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation and the Yonkers Animal Shelter.
The City takes pride in keeping Yonkers clean, green and sustainable through the collection, transportation and disposal of garbage and recycling, which is managed by the Department of Public Works. The City also operates a Recycling Center and an Organic Yard that composts leaves and other organic materials.
You can get to Yonkers from almost anywhere, and easily so. Ten Metro North Railroad stations serve Yonkers and we’re just 25 minutes to Midtown Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal. Five major highways connect Yonkers with the rest of Westchester County, New York City and beyond. Whether you’re traveling by train, car, bus, bike or on foot, getting around – and to and from – Yonkers has never been easier.
The safety, security and well-being of all Yonkers residents is Mayor Mike Spano’s top priority. Thanks to the hard work of the City’s emergency services personnel, Yonkers is ranked as one of the safest cities of its size in the country.
Yonkers is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Yonkers has a rich history; dozens of distinct, desirable and livable neighborhoods; great schools and parks; a lively culture and attractions; and a pro-business environment.
Your tax dollars fund essential city services such as garbage pick-up, the parks system, programs for seniors, and the Board of Education. Learn more about how to pay your tax and water bills, due dates, and tax exemptions.
Mayor Mike Spano is committed to making Yonkers a leader in sustainability. Over the last two years, working alongside the New York State Power Authority and other partners, Yonkers has launched one of the most ambitious and comprehensive energy plans of any city in the state – Yonkers Green City.
Today a vibrant learning community of 26,000 students from 100 cultures, backgrounds and nationalities in grades prekindergarten through 12 is challenged by a rigorous core curriculum and innovative programs.