Nestled along the Croton River Valley, Somers is a scenic town in northern Westchester County known for its natural beauty, historic sites, and rural hometown feel. This charming community offers families an exceptional quality of life.
Home to around 21,000 people, Somers maintains an intimate small-town atmosphere. The population is predominantly white at 88%, with growing Asian, Hispanic and Black communities.
Somers has seen modest growth over the past decade, mainly families attracted by its highly rated school district, parks, and low crime rates. Development focuses on retaining its rural charm.
Somers’ history reaches back to colonial times when it was an agricultural community and Revolutionary War battleground. Local militia hero Joshua Hett Smith was integral in Benedict Arnold’s capture.
Vestiges remain at the Elephant Hotel, Reeves History Center, and hilltop AME Zion Church. Scenic farmlands protected by conservation efforts further reflect its pastoral roots.
Quality of Life
Somers offers an outstanding quality of life with beautiful parks, excellent schools, and amenities. Prized recreation spots include Angle Fly Preserve’s trails and Muscoot Farm’s beaches.
The town provides rich programming such as free summer concerts, craft fairs, movie nights, and camps that nurture community spirit.
Top-tier healthcare is conveniently accessible at Northern Westchester Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, and Phelps Hospital. Within Somers, Open Door Family Medical Center and Modern MD Urgent Care cover essential needs.
Active lifestyles are supported through hiking trails, sports leagues, fitness classes, public pools, and cycling routes. Somers promotes well-rounded health.
With proactive policing and tight-knit neighborhoods where people look out for one another, Somers enjoys exceptionally low crime rates. Violent offenses are rare while property crime rates are negligible.
Ongoing improvements like home security training, youth outreach and emergency preparedness workshops enhance safety.
While Somers has no train station, commuters can access Metro-North easily from Purdys or Croton-Harmon for a scenic 50 minute ride to New York City. I-684, Route 100 and other highways also provide convenience.
Within town, the Somers library and camps are reachable via walking paths. Bee-Line bus connections to Mahopac allow car-free trips.