6.8 out of 10

Shenorock

41.330173501286 -73.7374200003492
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A lakeside neighborhood in progress"

Shenorock is a tiny hamlet in the town of Somers. Its location, almost directly in the middle of the town, makes it convenient to Somers’ schools, parks, and retailers. The hamlet is entirely residential, with a population of 1,900.

During its early days, the hamlet was primarily a summer community of modest houses and cottages. Vacationers were drawn by the area’s rural beauty and its many small lakes. Lake Shenorock, a 14 acre lake, was one of them. Today, however, the lake is unusable. In 1977, the lake went into use as a reservoir, so swimming was prohibited. In 2003, the lake became open to the public again, but it needs an expensive clean-up. However, outside funds may become available to clean it. The United Owners Association of Shenorock is working to revitalize the lake and renovate an old clubhouse.

Shenorock is part of the Somers Central School District, which has a student population of 3,500. Since there is only one school for each level, students share their entire school experience together. Primrose School, which has a full-day kindergarten, also houses first and second graders. Somers Intermediate has grades 3 through 5. Students at Somers Middle School take standardized exams in math, reading, science and social studies, and the majority of students meet standards. Somers High School offers the required Regents courses, as well as Advanced Placement classes, which allow students to begin earning college credits.

Once the lake is functional, it will likely become the neighborhood’s recreational hub. In the meantime, Somers has other options. Reis Park, located next to the Somers Library, has playing fields and courts for basketball and tennis, along with a playground and running trails. The former estate of William and Mildred Lasdon became Lasdon Park, which has a horticultural library in the main house, along with formal gardens and walking trails.

Shopping in Shenorock is minimal, and the situation is only marginally better in Somers, but most residents like this aspect of the town. Somers Commons is the largest shopping center, with a Stop and Shop grocery store as its anchor. There is a fitness club and several smaller stores, along with a few eateries. The smaller Somers Town Shopping Center includes a dry cleaner, nail salon, bagel store along with a few additional shopping and dining choices.

Shenorock’s small size means limited real estate inventory. At this time, there are no homes for sale in the hamlet. However, when homes do come on the market, they tend to be slightly more expensive than the rest of the town.
Pros
  • High ranking school system
  • Quiet & private
Cons
  • Not convenient to highways or train
  • Limited housing inventory
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful, Safe and Affordable"

Shenorock, NY is a hamlet in Somers, NY and near the beautiful Amawalk reservoir. It’s named after the lake in the area that used to be available to residents and visitors for swimming and other lake-related activities, but there wasn’t enough funds to keep the lake park open.

Now, Shenorock borders Yorktown Heights and Somers and residents can shop at Somer’s three plazas, or visit Yorktown for great restaurants like Empire Hunan and the family-friendly Panara Bread. In Somers, you have unique restaurants like Traditions 118 and Somers 202 Restaurant and Grille, named after the local roads in the area. Shenorock is served by the exceptional Somers School District, which professes a 100% graduation rate. It’s a very safe area and is pretty affordable for working middle-class families. Houses cost around $423,196, which is a little more expensive than the rest of Somers ($340,000), but it’s great for people who want more seclusion than the more suburban parts of Somers. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy nearby parks like Lasdon Park and Arboretum in Katonah, and Yorktown Heights has a Starbucks that, while small, is well loved by its regulars and newcomers alike for its coziness and friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Pros
  • High ranking school system
  • Lake for fishing in the community
  • Quiet & private
Cons
  • No entertainment
  • No stores; only one restaurant
  • Not a very diverse community
  • Can get too quiet, at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and Contained"

Shenorock is a small hamlet which is part of Somers. This predominantly residential neighborhood has very little defining it as it is made of winding roads with nice homes but little else. Unless you live there or have a friend there, there is nothing to draw people there. Shopping is available easily in neighboring communities and is not a source of concern for the 650 households in this hamlet. Given that it is bordered by Route 202 and 118 it is well-connected to reach all the shopping in the vicinity whether in Somers or Yorktown.

The residents, as part of the Town of Somers, can send their children to the well-regarded Somers schools. The suburb also has a good park and recreation department with access to many good programs. Somers is one of the venues for a highly-rated soccer training camp in the summer and is popular among many of the Northern Westchester residents. In many ways Shenorock is a typical American suburb in that it is a good place for families to settle down and raise kids with little fear of crime. Its lack of diversity is notable, but not at all atypical.

The natural beauty of the setting - it is near the Amawalk Reservoir - is the one thing that is worth mentioning. It is hard to drive by without registering the gorgeous views. The wooded lanes and the water views can make for a calming commute!
Pros
  • Quiet & private
Cons
  • No stores; only one restaurant
  • Not a very diverse community
  • Can get too quiet, at times
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Small exclusively residential hamlet of Somers"

Shenorock is a small, entirely residential hamlet within the greater town of Somers, NY. It is a bucolic area with great natural beauty but be forwarned, it doesn't have a commerical sector or any real restaurants other than one local pizza place.

To fulfill at least some of your retail needs your best bet is to head on over to Somers Town Shopping Center which houses a few banks, a CVS, a few restuarants, a tanning salon, a nail salon, a dry cleaners and a Verizon store. There is also the Baldwin Place Shopping Center/Somers Commons in nearby Baldwin Place which has a Super Stop and Shop, a NYSC, a Chilis, a Home Goods, a Q's Garden, a dollar store, a Radio Shack, a card store and a Learning Center.

There are a fair amount of decent restaurants in Somers including Luce Seafood and Pasta House, Il Forno Trattoria Brick Oven Pizza, Fratelli's Pizza and Pasta and Tazza Cafe Coffee and Expresso Bar, Firehouse Deli, Imperial Wok, the more upscale Seasons American Bistro and Lounge and King Kone.

Shenorock is situated near many outstanding parks including the family-friendly Muscoot Farm Park which is open year-round and offers tours, hayrides, festive special events as well as a good seven miles of walking trails that run through fields, forests and wetlands. The 234-acre Lasdon Park is lovely, with woods, meadows and manicured gardens. It also contains several memorials and a museum that honors Westchester County war veterans. In Reis Park, you will discover playing fields, playgrounds, trails, basketball and tennis courts, a skate park and even a library!

Shenorock is very safe with little crime.

Shenorock students are part of the Somers School District which is high caliber. The median SAT score of its high school students is 1669.

The median household income is $148,401. The median home value is $434,000.

The populations of Shenorock is approximately 1898 and is predominantly white at just over 95%. The median age is 45.
Pros
  • High ranking school system
  • Lake for fishing in the community
  • Quiet & private
Cons
  • Can get too quiet, at times
  • No entertainment
  • No stores; only one restaurant
  • Not a very diverse community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet country life"

Located within the Westchester town of Somers, Shenorock is a tiny village with a pretty good school system, but not much else. There are four other hamlets within Somers. The whole village takes up less than one square mile, and that's including the lake, so you can imagine how small Shenorock is. The population of Shenorock is almost entirely white with very small Hispanic, African American, and Asian communities. Of the Caucasian residents, most are Italian, Irish, or German. This is a very family-friendly community, so the vast majority of the households here are families or couples. Like many other places in Westchester County, Shenorock is comparatively affordable, but it isn't cheap by most people's standards; the cost of living is higher than the American average. Shenorock is entirely residential; I didn't even know that there was a pizza place there until I read about it on this website. Shenorock doesn't have really any recreational activities either other than fishing in the lake. Residents do have pretty easy access to the Anglebrook Golf Club, hiking/biking trails, and the Lasdon Park Arboretum, but these are all nearby - not actually in Shenorock. I can see the attraction for people who are looking to live out in the country, but I think I'd go stir-crazy if I had to live there.
Pros
  • Quiet & private
  • High ranking school system
  • Lake for fishing in the community
Cons
  • Not a very diverse community
  • No stores; only one restaurant
  • No entertainment
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good place to live but lacks recreational activities"

Shenorock started as summer community so the houses are a little close together and centered around the lake. Unfortunately, the homeowners association that runs the lake can't afford its upkeep and it has become unsuitable for swimming. There is talk of turning it into a park which would increase the property value and improve the community as a whole. Right now the lake is the only source of recreation but due to its current state is only used for fishing.

The homeowner association had always been something that united the neighborhood but now there are a lot of mixed feelings about the fate of the lake and it has caused some strain on the community.

It's a very quiet area with no commercialization. There is only one pizzeria within its borders and no shopping. On the weekends people usually find entertainment in bordering areas and there is a golf course at the southern tip of Shenorock though technically it's outside of the neighborhood.

Shenorock uses the Somer Central School district which ranks well and students seem to enjoy it there. The high school is close in the neighboring town of Lincolndale.

There isn't any childcare in Shenorock which is a little inconvenient.
Pros
  • Lake for fishing in the community
  • High ranking school system
Cons
  • No entertainment
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

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