Valhalla is a hamlet
in Westchester County
, New York about 35 minutes north of New York City
. Valhalla was originally named Davis Brook.
Valhalla really was a great place to grow up. It is a small town with a population of about 5,000. It had a library, a prison, a train station, a huge cemetary, lots of woods
, a reservoir
, and the Kensico Dam
(which prevented the reservior
from spilling into the town), basically everything a growing boy needs.
I moved away after fifth grade, but I know it would have been the ideal place to spend my high school years. There was only one cop for the entire town, and he drove a station wagon
. The Kensico Dam
would have been the ideal setting to hang out and do teenager things (smoke pot, take acid
, fall in love
I like to drive through Valhalla every now and again and I know that one day
I will move back.