9.3 out of 10

Congers

41.1494841015501 -73.9448069613742
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  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
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  • Internet Access
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"New York's "Hamlet by the Lakes""

Congers—also known as “Hamlet by the Lakes” due to the three large lakes in the area, including Rockland Lake--- is no longer the troubled hamlet of Clarkstown, NY. Today, Congers has the busiest Civic Association in NY state, discussing the town's immediate problems, for which they have, to date as a result, kept the town clean and safe. For instance, there are now sidewalks beside the town's busiest of roads. Residents also love the schools which are reputed to be fantastic compared to other school systems in the state as well as of Rockland County. The town itself thrives by the people who work hard at the Industrial Park in town, as well as booming businesses like the Materials Research Incorporation and Hitachi consumer/business product industry.

Congers students attend Clarkstown Central School District, where students enrolled at Congers Elementary receive computer instruction as early as 1st grade, and the high school's graduation rate proudly sends 91.5% of its students to college and beyond (160 students won Regents scholarships one year; 11 winning Empire State scholarships respectively) . Families can find two or three -bedroom condominiums at Bridgewaters, a 30-unit apartment complex that offers them for around $225,000. At Stratford Arms, you can find a one-bedroom apartment starting around anywhere between $110,000 and $125,000. A 3-bedroom house near the old station in town can be sold for a mere $165,000 or $185,000.

Congers has great parks, courtesy of the Clarkstown Recreation System, which offers the residents of Congers Kings Park (60 acres of baseball, basketball and soffball fields), and Congers Lake (180 acres) Memorial park, which offers two basketball and baseball fields as well as tennis courts, including the town pool (which costs $195 in annual fees for families and is for residents only). There's also Rockland State Park, which offers the Championship Golf Course off of 9W. Visitors will enjoy the “Pick Your Own” apple event at Davies Farm in the Summer (it is the one working farm in the area). Everyone will enjoy the northern Italian food at Romolo's or the fantastic Chinese at the Dynasty Inn, or the memorable steak at Rick's Club Steak House. Don't forget to stop by Anna's Bakery, Just Buns or Dunkin' Donuts for a sweet, hot or cold treat and dessert. Plus, it's only 30 miles away from Manhattan!

Congers no longer has a working train station, but the train station does have a very neat museum where you can find out all about the town's rich history. The nearest train station can be found at Clarkstown's hamlet of Nanuet. While in Congers, don't forget to say hello to owner Michael Travaglini of his Last Chance Saloon, which will make Congers feel like you've entered an Old Western. He is actually one of the survivors of the fatal bus crash that happened in Congers in 1972, which has since transformed the safety laws for buses throughout the country. It resides on what used to be the first floor of the old Globe Hotel on Congers Road in the center of town.
Pros
  • rich history
  • fantastic schools and parks
  • great for families and businesses
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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