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Population (2010 census): 5,104 over 22.9 square miles
Median Age: 50.7
Median Income: $124,781
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 53.7%
% Households with Children Under 18: 35.9%
North Salem is located in the Northeast corner of Westchester County, bordering Putnam County and Connecticut. The town of North Salem includes the hamlets of Purdys, North Salem, Croton Falls, and Salem Center.
Living in North Salem feels like a weekend getaway in the lush countryside. Driving through town, the landscape is rolling hills and wide open spaces.
Along the roads, you will mostly see large farms and estates, although there are homes that are more modestly priced. Most of all, you will notice many horse farms and miles of bridle trails. There are many renowned stables in town, including the Old Salem Farm, one of the best equestrian facilities in Westchester.
To maintain its country and quiet life style, there are very few businesses in town. Most land are preserved and prevented from further development. For convenient shopping, you can drive to Danbury, Connecticut in around 15 minutes, where you will find the Danbury Mall and big box stores.
Around 8% of the town area is water. You will see the scenic Peach Lake and the Titicus Reservoir. You can also enjoy the wide open spaces at the Sal J. Prezioso Mountains Lakes Park, where you can swim, fish, hike, and cross country ski and ice skate in the winter. Golf lovers may play at the Salem Golf Club and the Pehquenakonck Country Club.
North Salem is around 53 miles North of Manhattan. If you decide to take public transportation to New York City, there are two Metro North stations in town: Croton Falls and Purdy's. The train to Grand Central station takes approximately 80 minutes during non-peak hours.
Driving to other areas, you will mostly drive on the local roads, and then connect to 684 and 84.
Most of the town is covered by the North Salem school district. The school district has two schools, one elementary school, and a combined middle and high school on the same campus. A portion of the town belongs to the Katonah-Lewisboro School District.
Please visit our Westchester School Districts page to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
Many of the homes in North Salem are large estates, but it is possible to find some homes that are smaller and more affordable. 92.1% of the homes in North Salem are detached single family homes. There is also a townhouse and condo development in town.
85.5% of the homes are owner occupied, and 14.5% are being rented.
In 2014, there were 46 single family homes sold according to the Hudson Gateway MLS. The median sales price was $482,500 and the average days on market was 166 days.
The Town of North Salem site: www.northsalemny.org
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