5.8 out of 10

Airmont

41.0984496603038 -74.0964667505195
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Don't Forget Your Starbucks"

Airmont is a hamlet in the town of Ramapo, NY of Rockland County that has a large Orthodox and Non-Orthodoxed Jewish population, as well as great parks like Dawn Lane Park with its playground and walking path, as well as your neighborhood Starbucks.

There’s been a few problems in Airmont between the Jewish population and the town boards, regarding the zoning laws and building of a Yeshiva (educational center for teaching Judaism and housing students) as residents are concerned about traffic increase and other issues regarding the building of the property, which would be right in town on Highland Ave. The town is still trying to work out the problem, and zoning caused for no Synagogues to be allowed building either. This meant that all Jews had to go to nearby Suffern or Monsey for their religious services. Disagreements about zoning in general continue to be a problem within the town.

That being said, Airmont is an okay place to live and visit, with its wonderful Waterwheel Restaurant and Cafe, which has wonderful meals and a choice of both indoor and outdoor in a rustic, country atmosphere. There’s also the neighborhood Applebee’s as well, which everyone can be sure to find something they love---and Applebee’s has a great bar and is a fun place to be on weekends with friends. Airmont is very low in crime and has a fantastic school system, the Rockland School System, and nearby Suffern and Monsey have all the shops you could need, including grocery stores, and Airmont has the wonderful Alto Music Shop for all your musical needs. Airmont also has Planet Fitness, where you can find state-of-the-art equipment and have a fun, productive workout. Nearby train stations can be found in New Jersey and NY’s Spring Valley. Nearby Suffern offers great childcare and (ironically “Airmont’s Little Angels”, The Goddard School, and the Rockland YMCA) and excellent medical care (Good Samaritan Hospital).

Airmont, home to more than 8,628 residents, is bordered by the state of New Jersey to the south and is east of the town of Suffern, as well as part of the same town as the heavily-Jewish populated town of Monsey, where most of the synagogues, Yeshivas, and temples can be found. It’s unique because of its Jewish heritage and population, but you can find many different ethnicities when in Airmont itself and Ramapo at large, which has a fascinating history related to the Revolutionary War. (Visit the Village Museum and library to find out more.) Once the zoning disagreements get sorted out, Airmont will be a much more friendlier place to live, but as of right now, it’s a bit stressful if you’r Jewish, so I would suggest living in Suffern or Monsey would be better for the time being. Other than that, Airmont is a perfectly great place to live for working middle-class families wishing to live in the mid-Hudson valley!
Pros
  • fantastic school system
Cons
  • zoning disagreements
  • a bit reserved
  • must have a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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