Granite Springs, New York – Birthplace Of The American Circus

Granite Springs, New York – Birthplace Of The American Circus

Granite Springs, New York is located within Westchester County and is within a 75-minute commute of Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan via the stations in Purdy’s, Golden Bridge, Croton Falls, and Katonah.

It is a small residential hamlet in the town of Somers, New York and is situated along US 202/NY 118 beside the Amawalk Reservoir. The general area is said to be the birthplace of the American circus, as Bailey realized an elephant he purchased for farm work would quickly became an attraction people would pay to see.

95% of people in Granite Springs have their high school diploma, and 50% have a college degree. The average person is aged just 39 years, and the average household income is $208,000, with just 4% of the population living in poverty. Residents have access to 5 parks totaling 1,292 acres, several bodies of water, and a plethora of jobs to choose from in food service, construction, wholesale trade, public transportation, and more. Average salary is $97,396 per year.


Somers, New York has a total of 20,434 people living in an area 32.3 miles square, a total of 2.2 square miles of which is comprised of water. Population density is 610 people per square miles on average, and the town is made up of 6,802 households and a total of 5,169 families.

33% of homes have children below the age of 18 living therein, and 69% are made up of married couples. 5% are headed by a female householder with no husband present, and 24% are inhabited by people not related to one another. 24% are made up of people living alone, and 12% of these were people above the age of 65.

Real Estate

The median list price for a home in Granite Springs, New York is $599,900, or $265 per square foot, and this is down from this same time last year. The average number of days a house will spend on the market is 53, selling for an average of 98.79% of the asking price. There are currently 6 properties available for purchase.

Sokol Group specializes in helping homeowners who reside in Westchester, Orange, and Rockland counties in addition to the Hudson Valley to lower their annual home assessments by initiating the property tax grievance process. We invite you to reach out with any questions you may have, and we look forward to getting to work for you.

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