Everyone's welcome under the main tent

The birthplace of the modern circus, Somers today is a welcoming community made up of several hamlets and lake communities, all offering the natural beauty and charm that Somers is known for. While you may no longer see an elephant in town, you will see friendly neighbors, wonderful hiking trails, and many community events.





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Opportunities in Somers

Somers offers residents a little bit of everything. From hiking trails and ice fishing to a circus museum and ice cream destinations, Somers is a well rounded community for people of all ages.


Most of Somers attends Somers Central School District, with small parts in the northeast and northwest corners attending North Salem Central School District and Lakeland Central School District. Somers High School, a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Parks & Recreation

Located entirely in the Croton Watershed, Somers is full of unspoiled, natural beauty. Whether you want to learn about farming and history at the Alfred B. Delbello Muscoot Farm or go ice fishing at Angle Fly Preserve or go apple picking at Stuart's Fruit Farm, residents of Somers have year round outdoor fun!


When Hachaliah Bailey decided to purchase an elephant to help his field, he did not know he'd be starting the modern American circus. Today, Old Bet's burial spot, the Elephant Hotel, serves as town hall and is just one of many National Historic Landmarks in Somers today.


Somers is home to several lakeside communities including Lake Purdys, Shenorock, & Lincolndale. This is in addition to the famous Heritage Hills, which offers 2600 homes for only seniors. Somers is known for offering a variety of housing for people of all ages. Whether you want lakeside living, a seniors-only development, or a townhouse community close to town, you'll find it in Somers.

Call Westchester Home

Whether you’re looking for an historic home on the countryside, a modern luxury apartment in a thriving downtown, or something in between, you’ll find it in Westchester.

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450 square miles and 45 cities, towns and villages.

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Relax at beaches, hike and bike trails, and enjoy other activities across 18,000 acres of parkland.

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Get to Grand Central Station in as little as 30 minutes.

Our Incentives

Westchester County’s various incentives help support startups, assist not-for-profits, and promote economic development through creating, attracting and retaining jobs, and more.


Industrial Development Agency

Sales tax exemptions on new construction, expansion or renovation projects, or the acquisition of new equipment, and more help companies grow and prosper.

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Local Development Corporation

Since its inception in 2012, we’ve assisted not-for-profit organizations in securing tax-exempt bond financing benefits totaling over $400 million—at no cost or risk to the taxpayers of Westchester County.

Our Programs

Westchester County offers programs and services to assist and incentivize businesses.

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Element 46 Incubator

The new Element 46 Incubator program kicked off in 2019 to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in the County. Nearly a hundred business leaders will serve as mentors to startups, offering their expertise, time, and support.

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Minority and Women-Owned Business Program

Westchester works to encourage, promote and increase participation of business enterprises owned and controlled by persons of color or women.


Opportunity Zones

This new community investment tool established by Congress in 2017 encourages long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide.

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Service-Disabled Veteran - Owned Business Program

Westchester encourages and supports eligible SDVOBs to play a greater role in the state's economy by increasing their participation in New York State's contracting opportunities.

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Disadvantaged Business Program

This federally regulated program provides a vehicle for increasing the participation by small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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