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Purchase, New York
Purchase, New York is a hamlet of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. Its ZIP code is 10577.
Purchase is home to Purchase College, which is part of the State University of New York system, Manhattanville College, a private liberal arts college, and the headquarters of PepsiCo, Inc, MasterCard Worldwide and Atlas Air Inc. Keio University also operates a high school in Purchase called Keio Academy of New York.
Purchase is known for the Purchase Community House (PCH), home of the Purchase Day Camp (PDC). It also runs after-school activities during the rest of the year. On the PCH property, there are 4 pools and numerous playing fields.
The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at the PepsiCo headquarters and the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY-Purchase are two significant art collections found in the community.
The Westchester County Airport is located in Purchase.
As is the case with much of Westchester, Purchase is home to much valuable real estate. This, as well as its quiet setting, has attracted many new residents in recent years. Many of Purchase's older streets have golf themes (e.g., major country clubs: Brae Burn, Old Oaks, Century Country Club).
There are many historic sites located in Purchase. The grave of Revolutionary War General Thomas Thomas is located on the grounds of SUNY-Purchase. The grounds that SUNY-Purchase now occupies was once Strathglass Farms, a dairy farm. The Quaker Friends Meeting house was founded in the 18th century. The original building fell victim to fire years ago and the present one is an accurate reconstruction. Before the headquarters of Pepsi was built, the Blind Brook Polo Club was located on that site. Back before her fateful flight, Amelia Earhart would fly her plane from the polo grounds. Many colonial era homes and unspoiled natural woodlands fell victim to "Progress" and "Development" in the last 30 years. Still, the development seems to have been done in good taste and in keeping with the rural beauty of the area.