From Farmers to Commuters
After World War I, dairy farming was not as profitable as it had previously. So farmers began selling off their land to families who wanted to move up from New York City.
Rural residential developments were constructed, and Goldens Bridge became a “bedroom community” where families lived and their providers commuted to other local areas.
Only 44 miles from NYC
The Goldens Bridge Colony off of Route 138 and Lake Katonah off of Todd Road were two communities that were created in this era as weekend or summer homes.