Welcome to North Salem
A peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life in the northeast corner of Westchester County
An ideal getaway for equestrians and people seeking a quieter life, North Salem is bursting with bucolic landscapes. If you enjoy spending time outside, hitting the trails or spending an afternoon cruising down country roads, consider making the move to North Salem. North Salem is 55 miles from Manhattan with Metro-North access in Purdys. North Salem is home to just over 5,000 residents and has 24 square miles of country roads.
A wonderful place to live offering single-family homes, large estate properties, horse farms and co-op homes surrounding Peach Lake, North Salem isn’t overwhelmed by commercial spaces or businesses. There is no downtown center, rather North Salem is an old-fashioned kind of paradise and minutes to surrounding towns with grocery stores, shops, and restaurants.
What to Love
- Historic buildings and sprawling farmlands
- Thousands of acres of land available for equestrians
- A high achieving school district
Residents of North Salem enjoy a casual lifestyle with a little bit of luxury. Join the Golden’s Bridge Hounds, one of the oldest fox-hunting clubs in the country, and visit the North Salem Bridle Trail Association to help maintain the thousands of acres of trails throughout the community. Most residents are families, professionals looking to live outside the city, weekenders, or empty-nesters seeking to enjoy a slow-paced lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Never compromising quality, Restaurant 121 & Bar offers sustainable ingredients from local farms. A healthy mix of all sorts of culinary cuisines, there is something to curb every craving on their menu — New Comfort Cuisine is the standard and simplicity is the objective. Enjoy a unique dining experience and be sure to make a reservation for brunch.
Specializing in gardening, fresh produce, dry goods, and quality baked goods, Hayfields Cafe and Market is one of the go-to destinations in North Salem. The cafe offers everything from freshly roasted local coffee to bread, cookies, cupcakes, muffins, and perfect sandwiches and paninis. They also serve beer and wine and are open every day for breakfast, lunch, and late afternoon snacks.
Things to Do
As one of the leading equestrian competition venues in North America, Old Salem Farm hosts A, B, and C-rated horse shows in its world-class facility. The farm is located on 120 acres, has two indoor arenas, numerous outdoor rings, a Grand Prix field, and over 60 stalls in a meticulously maintained barn. Shows are open to the public and schedules are posted on their website in advance.
The fall season brings idyllic New England-esque experiences to North Salem. Apple picking at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard is a tradition for people from near and far, but the fun doesn’t end there. Primarily an apple orchard, the farm also grows dozens of other fruits and vegetables and sells them seasonally in their store. You can also visit them to learn more about farming and caring for farm animals. And, not to be missed are their freshly made cider donuts!
Find peace at The Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden. Where Eastern and Western cultures come together to create the ultimate relaxing oasis, the museum and garden promotes global awareness and understanding through natural wonders and artistic marvels. During the warm months, the space opens up to welcome residents and tourists into their main exhibit halls to showcase artwork, offer workshops and provide peace and enlightenment to all who enter. Take a Japanese tea ceremony class in the gardens, learn more about the design of the garden, and attend musical afternoons — there is something for all to be experienced at the cultural gem of North Salem.