Tarrytown is a village in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by a stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the north of Tarrytown is the village of Sleepy Hollow (formerly "North Tarrytown"), to the south the village of Irvington and to the east unincorporated parts of Greenburgh. The Tappan Zee Bridge crosses the Hudson at Tarrytown, carrying the New York State Thruway (Interstates 87 and 287) to South Nyack, Rockland County and points in Upstate New York.
The population was 11,277 at the 2010 census.
Tarrytown was ranked second in the list of the top 10 places to live in New York State for 2014 according to the national online real estate brokerage Movoto.
The name of Phillipsburgh was generated by the building of Phillipsburgh Manor ca 1693 by Frederick Phillipse. The name Tarrytown seems to have been generated by wives whose husbands from across the Hudson River tended to "tarry" at the inns in Phillipsburgh. The name of Tarrytown became ensconced by the time of the American Revolution....no exact date found.