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Old 01-29-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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We are not too familiar with the area, but when we drove around Chappaqua it seemed very quiet and spread out. Just wondering where people go for groceries, big box stores, or is there a mall anywhere nearby? Is it a hike to get anywhere, or did we just not drive in the right directions? Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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Mount Kisco has a shopping center with an excellent supermarket, Target, a few other stores. No real malls. White Plains has the nearest mall.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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When we first moved to Chappaqua, I did the same drive and found nothing. But in reality, drive in the right direction and you will find everything nearby. In Chappaqua itself, your options are Dagastino's, a medium sized supermarket, and the Chappaqua Village Market, with it's own high end butcher, seafood, etc.
The 2 biggest major supermarkets are Shoprite in Hawthorne (about 5 minutes from downtown Chappaqua), and the A&P in Mount Kisco is huge (about 12 minutes away). There are plenty of big stores within 15 minutes, mostly in Mount Kisco and Hawthorne. Target is next to the A&P. White Plains is only 20-25 minutes away, as well. Within Chappaqua, you don't have many chains or huge stores, but you have the necessities from pharmacies, to pizza, to good restaurants, barber, hardware, etc.
In addition to White Plains, you can find big box stores by going north 20-25 minutes, to the Jefferson Valley area.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Certainly Havoc315 is right about where to go, but there is a Westchester oddity that's quite real. Compared to most parts of the country you'll find vastly fewer big boxes and more small downtowns with honest-to-god SHOPS. There just isn't room for the commercial sprawl here. I've seen many transferees from the midwest, FL, south, etc comment on it. You'll find that there's far more shopping in the shops (butcher, fish market, boutiques, etc) than you may be used to. The "downtown" of Chappaqua certainly has them, along with Pleasantville, Katonah, etc. Mt Kisco has many of the stores you'd see in mall elsewhere - Gap, Borders, Victorias Secret, Banana Republic, Anne Taylor, etc - but they're all shops along the main street, not in a giant mall. This is a real cultural readjustment for some. It's often more expensive, for sure, but many prefer it that way.
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