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6.7 out of 10

Putnam Lake

41.4705683242362 -73.5458847930286
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Small, quiet lake community"

Putnam Lake is a very small, but dense, lake-side community on the New York/Connecticut border. The area is not really a town in and of itself but is split between the Brewster and Patterson zip-codes. Even though it's small, Putnam Lake can be very difficult to navigate. The roads around the lake are narrow and very confusingly laid out so that even long-time residents of Putnam Lake sometimes get lost just a few blocks from their own house. And the problem just gets worse when rain or snow limits visibility. Of course, there are also the steep winding hills to contend with. The lake for which the town is named is a focal point, with the houses and the few businesses crowded around it but the lake has very little activity. It's surprising that a lake this large and beautiful goes somewhat forgotten by the locals. Although there are very few businesses, with only a few local shops, larger towns such as Danbury, CT are fortunately close by. Residents will generally find themselves traveling frequently into Connecticut for just about anything from shopping to entertainment, including employment. The Brewster campus of the Green Chimneys school is also nearby and provides an exciting chance to visit with animals such as birds of prey as they go through rehabilitation. The community of Putnam Lake is a small town in a beautiful area but there's very little to do so be prepared to travel, albeit a short distance, for most things. In Putnam Lake, however, you will be able to enjoy a tight community around a beautiful lake.
  • Beautiful views
  • Lakeside neighborhoods
  • Secluded from the hustle and bustle
  • Few Businesses
  • Commuter climate
  • Hills may make winter travel difficult
  • Lake has fallen to the wayside
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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