Though small in size, Rockland County is big on things to do. Remarkably, while the area is only about 20 miles from New York City, it’s approximately one-third parkland. Bear Mountain, Harriman, Nyack Beach, and Rockland Lake are state parks all within its boundaries. Luckily for shoppers, the Palisades Center and the Shops at Nanuet also call Rockland home. Industries that thrive here include health, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and research businesses, including Columbia University’s Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory. Foodies here are especially blessed, with a plethora of international restaurants.
Population Density: 1,795.95 people per square mile
Median Home Value: $422,400
Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $9,522
Median Household Income: $84,855
Tour Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield for a double dose of history and natural beauty.
Nosh on spring rolls and sushi atWasabi in Nyack.
Did You Know?
Haverstraw brick was used to rebuild New York City after a massive 1835 fire in lower Manhattan.
-Hudson Valley Mag.