town of Carmel, located in southeastern Putnam County, is the fastest growing
county in New York State. The town has a total area of 40.7 square miles
and a population over 35,000. This area actually encompasses a number of
smaller lakeside communities as well as the hamlets of Mahopac, Mahopac Falls
and Carmel. The Mahopac business area, located at Routes 6 and 6N,
continues to thrive as a shopping center for visitors and residents
alike. The hamlet of Carmel also serves as the county seat for
Putnam. The downtown business district is an attractive blend of new and
old architecture including the County Court House built in 1814. Many of
the local businesses have been owned by the same family for generations.
During the past 30 years, a number of pleasant residential neighborhoods have
emerged. Recreation services and facilities are designed for all age
groups and interests to ensure four-season enjoyment.