Tarrytown is a village that is a part of the town of Greenburgh in the state of New York. According to the 2020 census, the village's population is about 11,860 people, with 4,688 house holdings. The village's total area is only 15 square kilometers, of which 7.8 square kilometers is land. Tarrytown was incorporated in 1870, but its history began in 1645 when the Dutch farmers built the first residence. At the end of the 19th century, Tarrytown became a residence for many wealthy New Yorkers. For example, John D. Rockefeller moved here in 1893. In 2014, this village was ranked second out of ten in the list of best places to live in New York.