Historic Orange is remarkable by nature: It is the only county in New York State that borders both the Hudson and Delaware rivers. The Appalachian Trail runs through it, and the Wallkill Valley Black Dirt Region here is famed for its bumper crops. There’s also no shortage of amenities and attractions: active yet accessible Stewart International Airport, historic West Point, shopping mecca Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, and the Orange County Choppers restaurant and motorcycle shop, made famous by The Discovery Channel, to name just a few.
Population Density: 459.30 people per square mile
Median Home Value: $246,473
Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $6,253
Median Household Income: $ 70,848
Mark your October calendar for Warwick Applefest, the county’s biggest festival.
Take a dining chair trip to Tuscany by way of Il Cenàcolo in Newburgh or eat alfresco at Blu Pointe.
Did you know?
More mastodon fossils have been unearthed in Orange County than anywhere else in NYS. The first complete mastodon skeleton in America was discovered here.
-Hudson Valley Mag.