7.7 out of 10

New City

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  • Clean & Green
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  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
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  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
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  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
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  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"You'll Feel Just Like New In New City!"

A wealthy yet sparse community, the town of New City of Rockland County is great for those without independent transportation and who can expect a higher cost for the necessities of life. As a result, merchants and services understand that they have a captive audience for the most part, and they charge high prices based on that. However, it is a lovely area if you are earning good money, or happen to be well to do.

Established in 1798 (the same year that Rockland County itself was established), New City is a fine example of 20's Craftsmanship, as are the Dutch Gardens surely worthy of a visit (should you be in the area). There are fine examples of housebuilding dotted throughout the hamlet, adding character to the scenery, and an instant charm. A point of interest to those of us who may be aspirationally inclined is the Paramount Country Club (formerly DellWood, home to Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures).

Today the population is around 33,559 and the median sales price is $548,586, which is pretty affordable for middle-class and upper-class individuals. The school system is the prestigious Clarkstown School District which is quite good. They also have quite a few Private Schools that run the gamut from Preschool to K-8 including Busy Bee Play School, St. Augustine, The Hebrew Academy Ohr Menachem, and Ramapo Community Nursery School, among others. The Public Schools are also quite good, including Laurel Plains Elementary, New City Elementary School, Link Elementary School, and also Little Tor Elementary. Clarkstown North Senior High School gets somewhat mixed results, but it is apparently great for over-achievers.

Some benefits of living in New City are Senior Housing (Sunrise of New City and Sunshine Home Care in nearby Nanuet), as well as Affordable Housing (Meager and only for Senior Citizens at Squadron Gardens). There's great Medical Care at Clarkstown Pediatrics, as well as Hudson Valley Radiology; Integrated Medical Care handles Physical Therapy and there's Dr. Diane Digiacomo and her private practice as well. (Also don't forget there's a VA New City Clinc in nearby Nyack Hospital, which offers plenty of other medical facilities inside its walls as well.)
New City also has excellent Child Care (All My Children Day Care or Kreative Kids, for example, among several others) and there's plenty of gyms to choose from, including the Wellness Institute, Retro Fitness, Ferber Fitness, Tread Lightly, the EFT Group, and Moti Horenstein Karate Academy. (There's also a Planet Fitness in nearby Nanuet).

You have excellent transportation accessed only 11 minutes away at the Pacscack Valley Line to Hoboken, NJ and the Path commuter train to NYC. To drive to NYC from New City, it only takes 56 minutes and is a beautiful and very scenic drive as well! Plus, New City is safer than 75% of US cities with an above-average crime rate.

On top of all this, there's also the Community Center (the Street School Community Center is outfitted with a gym, a weight room, a TV room, and a game room). New City offers wonderful community-oriented events such as the Promenade of Heroes, New City's version of the Memorial Day Parade. There's also the Library with great programs such as Story Time for Kids and Families and Smart Seniors, a Senior Awareness Program. Knitting ,Stress Management, and Puppet Shows are among the many events that the library hosts. New City also has great parks such as Kennedy Dells Park for Picnics, High Tor State Park, and Dutch Gardens (an award-winning enterprise, which is historically renowned).

In town you'll find most stores situated on Main Street: a Walgreens Pharmacy, Pet Palace of New City, a CVS Pharmacy, ShopRite Grocery, New City Florist, Back to Earth Natural, and Decicco Markets. As far as restaurants, you'll never be without a place to choose from, as there's so many, it might at first be overwhelming! There's Yamaya Japanese Restaurant, Disorrono Italian Restaurant, Twist & Shake, Potato Republic, Rocco's Family Restaurant, Agnello's Brick Oven, CB Kitchen Bar for American, Barbecue, Tacos, Boston Market, Mandarin Restaurant, and Rocket Wrapps is a popular favorite! For excellent nightlife, have a blast at the Liquid Ice Nightclub in nearby Nanuet. Howver, New City is so close to NYC, it doesn't really need much of a night life to begin with! You'll find everything you need here---and more. It's an awesome place to live and raise a family where you can feel safe and prosterous while building a future in the naturally stunning, gorgeous Hudson Valley that's never too far from the wonderful, glorious Hudson River.
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  • very safe
  • a bit expensive, depending upon what your budget is
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  • Eating Out 4/5
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"A perfect place for honeymoon - Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air"

This was a fantastic day. An early start - picked up at 5.20am from the hotel - from there the day ran like clockwork. Flights to and from Buffalo were good. Our guides were there to meet us in Buffalo and were funny and informative throughout the day. The visit got better and better starting on the American side of the falls and then moving to the Canadian side for even more spectacular views.
From the start to the finish we were looked after extremely well, especially at the Niagara Falls end where we were met by our wonderful tour guide, who spoke to us in three languages and kept us all entertained throughout the day. He was a very kind and patient man who was able to answer any questions we had. The reason we took this trip was to experience the Falls, and we were not disappointed, the sheer might and power of one of the natural wonders of the world was breath taking. Once again I would like to thank you and especially our fantastic tour guide for a wonderful memory filled day.
We had a great day. The Falls themselves, of course, are the star of the event but the administration of the day was very smooth which added to the experience. Our guide was friendly, funny and informative. The highlight of the lunch was the view, and being off-season, there was plenty of room so that we all got tables near the window.Eat as much as you like and the food is quality, plus the restaurant view over the falls are great. The scenic tunnels provide a different and much closer view of the falls and some decent photo opportunities, it's basically just a low viewing platform. I had a lovely day there and could have stayed longer. Well worth doing this if you get the chance.
This tour exceeded my wildest expectations, and believe me, we were expecting a lot. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking of taking this trip to do so. The day is extremely long but worth every minute.
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