Somers, New York – An Historic Town

Somers, New York – An Historic Town

Somers, New York was originally inhabited by the Kitchawanks of the Wappinger tribe, descendants of the Algonquian people. In 1697, King William III of England granted 83,000 acres to the Van Cortlandt family of New York City.

Europeans later settled the area after the Van Cortlandt patriarch’s death, and it then became an enclave for Quakers. In time, grist, paper, clothing, and saw mills opened for operation, and the area became a thriving community. Today, it is located about 70 minutes away from Grand Central Station, and it is home to many companies, such as IBM and PepsiCo.


Somers, New York comprises an area of 32.3 square miles, 2.2 square miles of which is made up of water. Its border to the north is the town of Carmel, its border to the east is North Salem, its border to the west is Yorktown, and to the south, its borders are Lewisboro, Bedford, and New Castle.

20,434 people reside in 6,802 households occupied by 5,169 families, and 610 people live per square mile in a total of 7,098 housing units. Of all housing units, 33% have children living within that are below the age of 18, and 68.5% feature a married couple living together. 24% are nonfamilies and 21.5% have just  a single householder, 19.2% of which are 65 years of age and older.

Real Estate

The median house price in Somers, New York is $461,000, valuing each square foot at approximately $256. There are currently 344 homes on the market, the average cost is $463,500. The cost of housing increased from 2016 to 2017 by 1.2 percent, and the number of those listed for sale went up by 1.5%.

Most homes in this area are owner occupied, and the region boasts a higher proportion of college educated people and female residents to males. The market is projected to rise another 3.9% during 2018.

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Photo courtesy Daniel Case,


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