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Population (2010 census): 34,305 in the town of Carmel, 8,369 in the hamlet of Mahopac
Median Age: 42.8
Median Income: $102,457
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 38.5%
% Households with Children Under 18: 39.8%
Mahopac is a hamlet located in the town of Carmel in Putnam County. Mahopac is located just North of Westchester County, and is full of lakes and reservoirs and woods. Actually a large part of Mahopac and Carmel are located on New York City watershed land, and when you are driving in town, it is hard to be without a lake view for more than 10 minutes. Mahopac is perfect for anyone looking for a beautiful and semi-rural setting while being within 60 miles from New York City.
Mahopac is in the Southern part of the town and is more populated than the rest of the town. The heart of Mahopac is Lake Mahopac, one of the many lakes in Mahopac and is the only one that allows motor boats and jet skis. Most of the shops and restaurants, generally in small strip malls, are along Route 6 and 6N. That includes the large Mahopac Library, which actually has a very nice view of Lake Mahopac. It is not surprising that there are many homes, some mansions, along the shores of lake.
Lake communities in Mahopac
There are around 12,386 housing properties in the Town of Carmel. You will find everything from single family homes, townhouse and condo communities, and lake communities where the homes have access to the lake and beach. The lake homes in Mahopac NY are for sale in various price ranges. You will find lake front mansions, small bungalows, and lake front condos.
Most of the residents in Mahopac are year-round residents, although it is also a popular vacation home area due to its beautiful views. Approximately 85.8% of the homes are owner-occupied, and 14.2% are being rented. A lot of the homes in town, 40%, were built between 1960-1980. Around 10% of the homes are newer and were built after 2000.
In 2014, there were 260 single family homes sold in Carmel, according to the Hudson Gateway MLS. The median sales price was $330,000 and the average days on market was 126 days. There were 49 condos sold in 2014, with a median sales price of $268,500
Some of the facts about Mahopac NY (the town of Carmel) real estate and housing: (all data from the US Census 2014)
Lake front condos in Mahopac NY
Mahopac was a popular summer vacation destination for New Yorkers in the early 1900s. After the opening of the Taconic State Parkway and I-84 and I-684, newer homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s. Nowadays, the Mahopac area has become a commuter town for residents working in New York City and Westchester.
For older homes, you will find many ranch, raised ranch homes in Mahopac and some splits and colonials, popular styles from the 1960s and 19700s. If you are looking for a newer, spacious single family home built after the 1990s, you can find them in the $300,000s range and up. (as of 2015) Many of these newer homes are over 2000 square feet, offering 0.5 acre and more, and within communities of similar homes.
There are also plenty of new homes available. Several home developments in Mahopac were built after 2000, including Baldwin Estates, Baldwin Meadows, Kirkwood Estates, the Heights at Wixon Pond, Lake View at Hill Farm, the Reserves at Lake Mahopac, Grand Meadow Estates, and more.
There are several condos and townhouses for sale in Mahopac. Many of them offer resort style, maintenance-free living. Some are located lake front, along Lake Mahopac. Plenty of complexes have condos selling for under $200,000, making it affordable for first time home buyers, or those looking for an investment property.
The popular condo and townhome communities in Mahopac include (The prices below are based on 2015 sales prices):
Many of the condo communities have amenities like swimming pool, club house, tennis courts, playgrounds, and more.
With all the gorgeous lakes in Mahopac, you will also find many lake communities. Usually the lake communities include private use of the lake and beach. Some lakes have a clubhouse, playground, and boat docks at Lake Mahopac. The popular lake communities in Mahopac include:
Commuting to Mahopac is through I-84 and the Taconic State Parkway. Travelling to New York City via Taconic State Parkway is between 50-60 miles from the town, and takes around an hour and fifteen minutes.
There are no Metro North stations in town. The closest station would be Croton Falls on the Harlem Line, which is then around 1 hr and 20 minutes from Grand Central Station.
There are several shopping centers in Mahopac. Most of them are along Route 6 and Route 6N. Several restaurants and shops are on Route 6 around Lake Mahopac. There are also some shopping centers on the border of Westchester County, at the Putnam Square Shopping Center and the Somers Commons Shopping Center, where you will find grocery stores, a Home Goods, and gym.
There is a movie theater in Carmel. You will also find movie theaters at Jefferson Valley Mall in Westchester, and Danbury CT, 15 minutes away. Danbury is only 10 miles away, which offers plenty of stores and restaurants, and chain stores like Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Walmart.
Mahopac offers an abundances of open space, pristine lakes and woods, and is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. You will find plenty of farmlands, woods, and park in this semi-rural area.
The Putnam Trailway is a scenic paved bike/pedestrian path where you can travel on foot or on bike from Brewster to Carmel, which connects to Westchester (thru the North County Trailway) and North to Dutchess County. There are many parks nearby, including the Sycamore Park in Carmel with sports fields, beach area, and a dog park. The Putnam County Memorial Veteran Park is a 200-acre park with a lake for swimming and ice skating, and hiking trails.
Golf lovers can play at the public Putnam Golf Club, or the private Mahopac Golf Club. Horseback riding is also a popular sport. Skiing is available at the Thunder Ridge ski resort just North of the town, in Patterson.
Horse Farms in Putnam County
The Town of Carmel website: www.ci.carmel.ny.us