The small corner of the town of Somers, New York that is called Amawalk. Located in Westchester County, it is just 65 minutes from Manhattan, via the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line.
Amawalk is known for its wide open spaces, private dwellings, and overall rural atmosphere. Big box stores and strip malls are missing from the landscape, much to the relief of the village's residents. The area of Amawalk has become somewhat of an oasis for those seeking to escape hectic city life. There are no sidewalks, not even a stop light, to give the indication that anything but peace and quiet reign in this nook of Somers.
Reis Park is an 82-acre green area with walking trails, fitness stations, picnic areas, a skate park, and a library. The Lasdon Park and Arboretum is a peaceful place to birdwatch or take in the sights and smells of the acres of gardens featuring magnolias, azaleas, and chestnut trees.
The children of Amawalk attend the Somers Central School District. The district includes one elementary school, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a high school. The Tuskers, the high school's football team has a championship reputation.
Amawalk feeds the inner hunger to slow down and enjoy nature, and provides excellent schooling for children.