The 411: It’s said that there are more horses than people in North Salem, which may well be true, considering the number you see grazing on the many farms lining the roads that wind through town. Old Salem Farm is a nationally known venue for equestrian competitions, while the Goldens Bridge Hunt Club is one of the oldest fox-hunting clubs in the country. The North Salem Riding Trails Association offers miles of beautiful trail riding. This town jumped on the conservation bandwagon decades ago, so there is plenty of open space scattered throughout the hamlets of Croton Falls, Purdys, and Peach Lake in the northeastern-most part of Westchester, bordering Putnam County and Connecticut. Dining options are limited, but excellent (Vox and John-Michael’s for French, 121 for New American, Croton Creek Steakhouse for steaks, Blazer Pub for burgers, Primavera for Italian.)
Size: 22.9 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $593,950 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $12,680
Closest Metro-North Stop: Croton Falls (Harlem Line) Time to Grand Central: 75 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Talk-show host David Letterman, former Beach Boys member David Marks, film composer Alan Menken Median Income
Household: $100,280 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $109, 468 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
95.4% Caucasian 2.8% Other 1.0% Asian 0.8% African American 3.7% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e., already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 1 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
Outhouse Orchards, submitted by Peter Meskin. This is our current featured photo for North Salem. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our North Salem page.
Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...
Free YouthSpark Summer Camps show kids how to have fun and find inspiration through creativity and technology. From telling amazing stories or launching a business, to working in 3D or creating digital art, they’ll enjoy a fun and supportive learning environment at Microsoft Store. We will be running Summer Classes all summer long at Microsoft in The Westchester Mall....
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
This spring, Lyndhurst mansion will continue to offer free classic mansion tour admission to Tarrytown residents from April through September. The program, which was first introduced in 2016, will be expanded this season to include both Thursdays, and Fridays. For individual admission, Tarrytown...
May 3- September 17, 2017
Opening reception and performance:
Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM, Performance 5:00PM
The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s installation at the HVCCA. Over ten years ago when Pritzker visited Patagonia, she felt an urgency to discover the people who had lived in Tierra del Fuego...
Discover the Art of Summer- Make Friends, Memories and Art!! Clay Art Center offers week long, half-day and full-day clay and art camps for children and teens ages 6 to 15 from July 5- August 25. Weekly themes include “Emojis in the Round”, “STEAM Camp”, and “Wheel Thrown Sculpture”. In the classroom, aspiring young artists will have fun and develop their...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
New exhibition: July 13 – September 1, 2017
Reception: Thursday evening, July 13, 6:30 – 8:00, Public Invited
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5:30
Summer of Love (50 years after 1967)
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to celebrate the summer of 2017 with a tribute to the legendary summer of 1967: The Summer of Love.
In the words of Abbie Hoffman,...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Thursday – Monday
Tours on the hour from 10:00 am, last tour at 4:00 pm
Perfect for first time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately one hour. On the mansion tour you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, cabinet room, Jay Gould’s private office, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room. The second floor centers around...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna...