Putnam County

Putnam County

Located just an hour away from New York City, Putnam County is perfect for both daily commuters and weekenders. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences and culinary delights, this area has something for all!

Welcome to Putnam County

Discover: Putnam County NY Real Estate

Putnam County NY Real Estate makes up the low-density towns, villages, and hamlets of this lovely county; lakes, rolling hills, and forests make up the terrain. Putnam sits snug between the east side of the Hudson River and the western border of Connecticut, and just one hour from New York City. It’s a beautiful place to live! Our Carmel real estate office is located close to the center of the county and our agents are local experts in every corner of Putnam.

Discover: Things To Do In Putnam County, NY


After house-hunting all day in Putnam County, relax in the in-town convenience of Cold Spring’s Hudson House Inn, Cold Spring Inn, or Pig Hill Inn, or revitalize at Comfort Inn’s fitness center! See our list.


Wild Mushroom Ravioli & Pistachio Meringue at Clock Tower Grill! Brooklyn Organic Kitchen’s BBQ Jackfruit Panini & Lavender Love Mimosa! Prato Trattoria’s Homemade Manicotti! See our list.

Sports & Outdoor Activities

The Putnam County Recreation Department website features maps for Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary, Michael Ciaola Conservation Area, Veterans Memorial Park & the Tilly Foster Trails! See our list.

Fitness & Lifestyle

Gyms, spas, meditation centers, and organic farm learning centers - whatever fitness and lifestyle means to you there are opportunities to improve your life in Putnam. See our list.

Arts & Entertainment

Philipstown Depot Theatre entertains, educates & informs! Children get a high-quality theater education at Spotlight Arts! Brewster Theater Company looks forward to judging your audition! See our list.


The Shoppes at Historic Palen’s Drugstore include Cold Spring Naturals, where you’ll find, among other things, Black Drawing Slave, Frankincense Sandalwood Soap & Lavender Dream Balm! See our list.

Farms & Markets

Since 1901 Salinger’s Orchard in Brewster. Brimstone Hollow Farm is not only an equestrian facility; you can also buy local honey, eggs & compost! Willow Ridge Farm is an event venue. See our list.


At Tilly Foster Farm Educational Institute you can do everything from cultivating an organic garden to taking a beekeeping class to hiking their trials to meeting alpacas, chickens, pigs & horses! See our list.

Why We Love Putnam County

One of the things we love most about Putnam County is the many lakes. Some of the lakes are reservoirs – all of the lakes augment the beauty of the landscape that residents enjoy daily. Regulations put in place to protect the reservoirs and their watershed have also protected the rural character of this landscape. Watershed land in combination with the county and state park systems has created an oasis of green space in Putnam County NY. It’s no wonder Putnam County has been a summer resort destination since the end of the 19th century when the railroads began transporting residents out of the hot city for vacations in the Hudson Valley. Times have changed, and while Putnam County feels like an escape, it’s commutable and home to many who work in both NYC, Westchester, and Connecticut. Putnam County is famous for its historic properties including Boscobel and the Walter Brewster House—and the charming architecture in its village centers like Cold Spring. A healthy balance has been achieved between development and conservation, between change and preservation.
If we had to choose just one place we love in Putnam County NY, it would be Hudson Highlands State Park, for the magnificent juxtaposition of mountains and river. If you can make it during the week, do; it’s a place for contemplation, and on the weekends it’s a place to meet friends outside! But don’t think we’re only interested in the wonders of nature. We also love the many wonderful shops, restaurants, galleries, and other small businesses around the county a lot!
Located less than under 2 hours from NYC, the towns in Putnam County are the perfect place for NYC commuters looking to get more value for their money when purchasing a home. Metro North and Amtrak offer trains from either the Harlem or Hudson Lines with local and express train stops. If you prefer driving, the Taconic State Parkway, I-684, and the Saw Mill River Parkway will be the fastest routes. Or you can take the various back roads and Route 9 for a more scenic drive. From low maintenance condos and townhouses to large farms, neighborhood living, and spectacular Hudson Riverfront estates, there is a style of property that will fit your lifestyle. 

Overview for Putnam County, NY

26,317 people live in Putnam County, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $49,115. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.8 years

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Around Putnam County, NY

There's plenty to do around Putnam County, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Somers Wine & Spirits, New England Apple Fritters, and GalliMods Hobby Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.96 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.28 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Putnam County, NY

Putnam County has 8,869 households, with an average household size of 2.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Putnam County do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,317 people call Putnam County home. The population density is 1,062.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

50.21 / 49.79%

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Schools in Putnam County, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Putnam County. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Mahopac Falls School
6th - 8th
No rating available
Fulmar Road Elementary School
K - 5th
Lakeview Elementary School
K - 5th
Mahopac Middle School
6th - 8th
Austin Road Elementary School
K - 5th
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