RICH IN HISTORY, FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE
Home of the only preserved Revolutionary War battlefield in the lower Hudson region and the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River, Rockland County actively plans for it future with an aggressive Open Space Preservation Program that ensures it will remain a tranquil place to live.
WE KNOW IT’S GREAT HERE, BUT SO DO OTHERS
It’s not just us saying Rockland County is a great place to call home. Money magazine tabbed Clarkston as one of the Top 10 small cities to live in in 2014, citing its affordability, easy commute to New York City and job hubs in Bergen County, NJ, and Westchester County, NY.
The Village of Piermont, in Orangetown, was named as one the best places to live by Hudson Valley Magazine. Described as a tiny hidden gem, it has a mile-long pier on the Hudson.
THE SWEET LIFE
Ramapo’s name is derived from an Algonquin word translated as “sweet water.” Gives you an idea that Rockland County has always been a great place to live, doesn’t it?
Part of the sweet life is provided by the vibrant arts and culture available here — Orangetown is home to an exceptional art scene propelled by several galleries. West Nyack is home to the Rockland Center for the Arts, founded by artists including composers Aaron Copland, Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson and actresses Paulette Godard and Helen Hayes.
A robust schedule of classes, camps, exhibits, and performances will keep artists of any age inspired and engaged. If your hobbies tend more toward the retail variety, indulge in great shopping in Nanuet.
Higher education plays a big part in the community life of Rockland County. Among the institutions that call this area home are Dominican College in Orangeburg; Iona College’s Rockland Graduate Center in Pearl River; and Rockland Community College, a two-year college in the State University of New York system.
In addition, employment opportunities abound. Rockland is home to businesses including healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, research and retail. Look around Rockland County and find the sweet life here.
Photos courtesy of Westchester County Tourism, Rockland County Tourism, Historic Hudson Valley and Hudson Valley Tourism.