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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Sun Haven, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sun Haven and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Sun Haven:
    • 40.923988, -73.770132
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Sun Haven
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Sun Haven ...

We have found one communities that share the name Sun Haven.

Within New York, the name Sun Haven is unique.

Beyond New York, there is another community also named Sun Haven in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Sarasota County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Sun Haven [Sarasota County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun Haven ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cecil Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil Park
    • Cecil Park lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecil Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecil Park
  • Dunwoodie
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunwoodie
    • Dunwoodie lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunwoodie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunwoodie
  • Fleetwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleetwood
    • Fleetwood lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleetwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleetwood
  • Forest Knolls
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Knolls
    • Forest Knolls lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Knolls
  • Greenhaven
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenhaven
    • Greenhaven lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenhaven
  • Heath Ridge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Ridge
    • Heath Ridge lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heath Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Ridge
  • Isle of San Souci
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of San Souci
    • Isle of San Souci lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of San Souci have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of San Souci
  • Maplewood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
    • Maplewood lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
  • Quaker Ridge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Ridge
    • Quaker Ridge lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Ridge
  • Residence Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Residence Park
    • Residence Park lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Residence Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Residence Park
  • Rosedale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
    • Rosedale lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Sun Haven.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
  • Scarsdale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarsdale
    • Scarsdale lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Sun Haven.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,785 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarsdale<4>
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    • Scarsdale Downs
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarsdale Downs
      • Scarsdale Downs lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Sun Haven.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarsdale Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarsdale Downs
    • Sunset Ridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Ridge
      • Sunset Ridge lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Sun Haven.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Ridge
    • Victory Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Park
      • Victory Park lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sun Haven.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Park
    • White Birches
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Birches
      • White Birches lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Sun Haven.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Birches have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Birches
    • Woodside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Sun Haven.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

How Far From Sun Haven to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sun Haven to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Sun Haven and extending to:

  • White Plains, which is the Seat of Westchester County, lies just to the North.
  • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Sun Haven to Albany, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 222 miles [357.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,675 miles [9,133 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,381 miles [10,269.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,258 miles [6,852.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sun Haven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sun Haven could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sun Haven) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9240, Longitude: -73.7701       In this case, the coordinates for Sun Haven have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Sun Haven to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.78 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.368 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.466 degrees.




 

 

 

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