From points south: Take the Hutchinson River Parkway and exit onto Lincoln Av.
From points west: Take the Cross-Westchester Expressway (I-287) and exit onto Anderson Hill Road.
From Connecticut: Take the Merritt Parkway, which becomes the Hutchinson River Parkway, and exit onto Lincoln Av., or take the Connecticut Turnpike.
From points due north (and inland from the Hudson River and the Long Island Sound), I-684 is a good road that seldom backs up.
Take the Bee-Line Westchester County #12 bus from the White Plains TransCenter, Lane B (across from the Metro North train station). Download a schedule from this page. Service ends early, with the last bus scheduled to leave the TransCenter at 6:10 PM on weekdays, 5:40 on Saturdays and 5:00 on Sundays.
To get around Purchase, unless you are just going from one building to another on an academic mall, will require at a minimum a bicycle and, more likely, a motorized vehicle. It is not very feasible to walk the long distances within Purchase or between Purchase and neighboring towns.
The Westchester County 12 bus stops at both SUNY at Purchase and Manhattanville College, connecting them with the Metro-North Train Station in White Plains, but it is not useful to travel to diners on Anderson Hill Road, etc.
If you need a taxi, you have to call one. You will not be able to flag cabs down on the street. Ask the people wherever you are who you should call; everyone who's ever needed a cab is likely to know.
- 1 Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd (On the campus of SUNY at Purchase), ☏ (operator available M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM), (operator available S and Su 11AM-5PM). T-F, 10AM-4PM; S and Su, 11AM-5PM. Features modern, contemporary, and African art. Fairly sizable for a university art museum and well worth your visiting if you're visiting the campus of SUNY at Purchase.
- 2 Donald M Kendall Sculpture Gardens, 700 Anderson Hill Rd (PepsiCo), ☏ . April–October 7AM-7PM and November–March 7AM-4:30PM. Corporate collection of PepsiCo, comprising more than 40 major sculptures among 12 gardens. Reopened in March 2017 following renovations. Free admission.
- SUNY at Purchase Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. The Performing Arts Center has a full season of professional performances in music, dance, and theater, and also screens movies. There are also some student performances in the PAC. SUNY at Purchase is generally considered the top undergraduate SUNY school for music, dance and theater, and also has graduate programs in music and dance, among other subjects.
Purchase does not have a wide variety of food options. However, there are a few (2 to 4) restaurants down Anderson Hill Road past Purchase Street. In addition, there are two colleges in Purchase (SUNY at Purchase and Manhattanville) which possess college food for students to eat.
If you need to sleep over at SUNY at Purchase or Manhattanville College and don't have a friend you can stay with, you may be able to pay for a room on campus overnight, or if you are a visiting lecturer, the university may put you up in one as part of your compensation. Otherwise, you might want to check accommodation options in nearby towns like those mentioned in "Go next."
Port Chester, the nearest town on the Long Island Sound, though not quite as charming as other towns on the Sound mentioned above, has another train station, on the New Haven Line, which connects New York City with New Haven, Connecticut.
|Routes through Purchase|
|White Plains ← West Harrison ←||W E||→ Rye → END|
|Brewster ← Bedford ←||N S||→ END|
|New Haven ← Rye Brook ←||N S||→ White Plains/Harrison → New York City|