5 Things My Kids Love About Mount Kisco


A girl carrying shopping bags.I asked my kids what they love about Mount Kisco, and here is what they said.

1. Diversity

Mount Kisco is ethnically diverse. The village has a history of drawing immigrants from Italy, Ireland, and, more recently, Latin America. It is something my kids notice and appreciate. My 10-year-old loves having friends that look like her and share similar physical appearances. My 17-year-old loves having friends from all cultural backgrounds. She has Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian, British, and Latin American friends. She loves that she has this chance to meet all those people.

2. Schools

My kids love their schools. My upcoming fifth grader loves her school and teachers and thinks it’s the best school ever. Especially now that she has special accommodations, she feels the care that goes into every aspect to ensure she has the best experience. My upcoming senior agrees. Coming from an international school in NYC, she wasn’t shocked by the public school system, but she was pleasantly surprised. She also thinks her high school is a good, diverse, and academically sound school.

3. The Big Little Village Vibe

Mount Kisco is packed with shops, including big chain stores and small local businesses. It is convenient for my teen to go shopping on her own or with her friends by walking or driving since it’s all within a short distance. Mount Kisco has lots of restaurants with a variety of cuisines. It makes my teen’s life a breeze since she goes out with her friends for small bites or big dinners and tries new cuisines. My younger one likes to go out for mom-and-me dates in town, sampling food, sipping smoothies, enjoying her favorite froyo, and shopping.

4. The Park

Both my kids enjoyed the town camp for many years. Leonard park was always their favorite place in town. Whether to play on the playground, bird watch, hike, swim, or enjoy a relaxed, breezy summer day picnic.

5. Recreation

There is always something fun going on in town, from parades to concerts by the fountain or at the park to a variety of events at the library. I take my little one to concerts to enjoy a nice summer evening and to socialize.

I concluded that Mount Kisco is just as fun to the little ones as the grownups. What are your favorite things about your town?

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Donia is a stay-at-home Egyptian archaeologist who majored in Egyptology. Egyptology had always been her passion since childhood. But family is her biggest passion. She lives in Mount Kisco with her husband Ayman, their daughters Dania (2005) and Mirette (2012), their cats Tiger and Drogo, and their German Shepherd Max. She is also a stepmom to two girls Nada (1991) and Malak (1995). When she is not busy taking care of her big family, she enjoys anything Sci-Fi and fantasy, watching cooking and baking competition shows, playing the drums, playing tennis with her husband, video games, and DIY projects. According to her girls, she particularly enjoys event and travel planning for her family and always goes all-out and prepares too much for an event. She is excited to join Westchester County Mom to share her experience as an expat and mom.


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