Moving to Mahopac – Where is Mahopac? Mahopac is located on US Route 6 and is a hamlet in the town of Carmel in Putnam County, New York. The town is some 47 miles (76 km) north of New York City on the county’s southern central border with Westchester County. Historically “Ma-Ho-pac” or “MAY-o-pac” is being used by a large number of residents today. Plenty of quality real estate for sale in Mahopac. While you are thinking about moving to mahopac take a little time to look around and explore. The real estate market in Mahopac and Putnam county in general is doing better every year. The perfect time to buy is now. If your selling, this is the perfect opportunity to put your home on the market. I can help!
I’ve been a resident of Mahopac and Putnam county for over 20 years. Originally from Dublin, spent a few years in New Rochelle, then moved and settled, in Mahopac. Raised two sons that attended the Mahopac School system who are now in college.
The hamlet of Mahopac encircles a picturesque 587-acre (238 ha) lake, from which it draws its name. The lake contains three islands, Fairy, Petre, and Canopus, all privately owned. Fairy Island sports multiple homes accessible via a short causeway; Petre boasts a single Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence, the A. K. Chahroudi Cottage; and Canopus has undeveloped land available for purchase. Boating, fishing and other water sports are permitted on the lake. Slips and support services are provided by two marinas.
Besides Lake Mahopac, other lakes within the Mahopac CDP include Kirk Lake, Lake Casse, Bloomer Pond, Glencoma Lake, Lake Secor and Teakettle Spout Lake. Mahopac has a 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) library, featuring multiple reading rooms overlooking Lake Mahopac, abundant computers, a law library and conference rooms. The Carmel Historical Society Museum in the Old Town Hall on McAlpin Avenue features many fascinating area artifacts.
Mahopac has had several motion pictures filmed on location. Among them are scenes from the 1982 comedy film Tootsie. An exterior shot is used in which the Mahopac Farm Playhouse exterior was converted to read “SYRACUSE FARM PLAYHOUSE”. The property, which at times has been host to flea markets and antique shows, was originally a dairy farm, which produced dairy products sold as far south as New York City. The Playhouse was closed in the mid-1980s, and the property is now being considered for commercial development on the border.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,369.
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Mahopac School Data
- Austin Road Elementary School
- K-5, public
- Fulmar Road Elementary School
- K-5, public
- Lakeview Elementary School
- K-5, public
- Mahopac High School
- 9-12, public
- Mahopac Middle School
- 6-8, public
- St. John the Evangelist School
- PK-8, private
- Hampton Schools
- PK-1, private
- Mahopac Falls Elementary School
- K, public