It is hard not to enjoy the quaint downtown of Katonah. You will find Victorian style homes on tree-lined streets, many within walking distance to the shops and metro North station downtown. You will find a collection of local shops and restaurants along the streets, since chain stores are not allowed. Katonah has an artsy feel to it, not surprising given its selection of culture activities. The Katonah Museum and the Caramoor Center put on quality concerts, performances, and art exhibitions. The local Katonah library is an active hub, and offers concerts and movie nights. You will also find the historic John Jay Homestead, which hosts several events during the year, and a summer farmers market. People who chooses to live in Katonah usually enjoy the friendly, close knit village atmosphere. Compared to the rest of Bedford, where there are 2+ and 4+ acres zones, the walkable homes in the village are on smaller lots. Lucky for those who enjoy the village atmosphere, because those homes are usually comparatively cheaper.