1. Where is Oakwood Heights?
Oakwood Heights includes the area bounded by North Columbus, East Lincoln and Lorraine Avenues. It is centrally located in lower Westchester and is serviced by many convenient modes of transportation. There are three major railroad stations on the Metro North commuter line. Although Mount Vernon East is the closest station, Mount Vernon West and Fleetwood are within driving distance. The commute from Mount Vernon to New York City is 26 minutes. Several major highways are easily accessible from Oakwood Heights (Hutchinson River Parkway, Cross County Expressway, Major Deegan/NYS Thruway, Bronx River Parkway, Sprain Brook Parkway, Saw Mill Parkway, Bronx River Parkway and Interstate 95).
2. What type of homes are in Oakwood Heights?
Oakwood Heights is a community of large single family homes with many amenities in a variety of styles, such as Tudor, Mediterranean, Arts & Crafts, Colonial, English Cottage. The homes are beautifully landscaped and situated on mature tree-lined streets. It is primarily zoned for single family homes, with the exception of some dwellings on Willard, Lorraine, and North Columbus. It was founded at the turn of the 20th century as picturesque residential park in the new suburbs formed with the expansion of the New York Railroad. Our local realtors are the experts on the breadth of homes in the neighborhood.
3. When was OHHA formed?
The Oakwood Heights Homeowners Association (OHHA) was formed in 1963.
4. What does OHHA do?
Maintenance and Improvement
5. When and where are the meetings held?
Meetings are usually held once a month at Mount Vernon Public Library from 7pm to 8pm.
6. What are the levels of officership?
7. How many committees does OHHA have?
Traditionally, the OHHA has had four committees. The Welcoming Committee, City Services Committee, Block Party Committee and Holiday Party Committee. Anyone willing to join a Committee should contact us.
8. What are the annual dues and where is the money spent?
$25 per household. Dues have been used to cover expenses for printing and mailing the OHHA newsletter, hosting costs for the OHHA website, awarding academic prizes to students at Holmes School, and to cover expenses of the annual block party.
9. If I wanted to make a complaint, what should I do?
You should contact the Building Department, City Hall, 665-2843. The Commissioner of that department has started a bi-annual Community Meeting discussing various Quality of Life issues in Mount Vernon. Notices are posted in the Journal News as well as in City Hall. Complaints do not have to be limited to your immediate neighborhood. A complaint form should be filed in writing.