Ideal setting to raise a family and only a short drive into New York, New City has a small town atmosphere with charming tree lined streets, friendly neighbors and competitively priced properties. New City is a Hamlet of Clarkstown in Rockland County and with New City real estate options ranging from housing developments, townhomes, condominiums and even historical homes, you’ll find this area of New York to always be highly rated on well known lists as one of the safest places to live in the country. Families enjoy living in New City and calling it home due to the schools within the Clarkstown Central School District containing ten elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools. Student scores are often quite high on the testing charts and 70% of high school graduates go on to a four year college while 27% will attend two year programs.
As I mentioned, New City is a great place to call home for commuters heading into and around New York City. The commute is an easy drive and a scenic one with the big city being left behind as commuters enter into the countryside. The Palisades Parkway out of Manhattan will take you to New City when crossing the George Washington Bridge out of New York City. For those who don’t enjoy driving themselves, you have a variety of public transportation options including city bus options, a ferry and train options. The average commute from home to office will be roughly 30 minutes to one hour depending on locations and time of day.
The best thing about New City is all the wonderful things to do. Zukor Park is the heart of family life. The community center is located on 30 acres, along with basketball courts, a playground, and two baseball fields with lights. Little League games take on a whole new excitement under the lights. Little ones feel like the big time ball players. In the rest of Clarkstown families will find three outdoor pools, twelve more ball fields, picnic areas, and playgrounds. The Dellwood Country Club hosts an annual tennis tournament for breast cancer called the Kennedy Funding Invitational. One can also explore the Dutch background of this area at the beautiful gardens of the Jacob Blauvelt Farmhouse or the Dutch Gardens. Dining in this area is mostly pizza, but a short trip to Nyach will give you an array of fine dining choices, the theater, and dancing. Shopping in the area includes your boutiques and antique stores. Not far away is the Palisades Center, the tristates’ largest shopping mall. Another great option is the stores along New Jersey’s Route 17. Cropsey Farm sells fresh produce, something that is rare if you lived in New York City.