Working Here

Downtown Peekskill is a great place to do business, offering flexible, affordable commercial space just an hour from the heart of New York City.  Whether your business serves a local or global clientele, Peekskill offers a unique opportunity to get in on our downtown’s revival or to take advantage of easy access to the big city’s metropolitan area economy (without all the stress and overhead of the big city).

Those of us who work here already know what makes Downtown Peekskill such a great place to do business.  For those not in the know, here are a few key reasons why we love working here:

  • Peekskill is one of the most affordable places to work in Westchester, with choices ranging from store-front commercial, to mixed use retail and manufacturing, to professional office space in modern office buildings.  Because of our range of affordable work options and one of the lowest city property tax rates in New York State, we’re a city you can grow your business in.
  • Our unique downtown zoning is perfect for the craft economy of tomorrow. Unlike many other cities, our downtown zoning allows for live/workspaces for working artists and mixed retail/manufacturing spaces for entrepreneurs and craftsmen that want to make their product and sell it from the same commercial space. We see the future, and it is built around creative doers, small businesses, and the craftsmen’s spirit that made our city great.
  • Downtown is a big opportunity waiting to be seized, with recent economic data revealing that $1.25 billion of retail spending occurs within 3-5 miles from downtown but only 5% is currently captured by downtown businesses — that means there’s over $1 billion of potential business just next door waiting to be brought downtown.  And if that’s not good enough news, you’ve already got a partner in the BID working on your side to bring it here.
  • People support revitalization and downtown continues to attract more and more people, with a flourishing restaurant and night-life sector, more people choosing to call downtown home, a cultural anchor in the Paramount Center for the Arts that attracts over 60,000 visitors annually, a Westchester Community College extension with 1,200 students, and a schedule of city-wide events that attract thousands of visitors every year.  If you build it, they will come.

For more information on commercial spaces available downtown, please talk to our local realtors:

Prudential River Towns Real Estate, 983 Main Street, (914) 739-2667

Homequest Realty, 937 South Street, (914) 930-1950

S-Cort Realty, 44 N. Division Street, (914) 737-8900