9.3 out of 10

Nyack

41.0930824023301 -73.9293862822642
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  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
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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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Visit Edward Hopper's House and Eat Homemade Ice Cream in Lovely Nyack"

Nyack is a lovely town in Orange County that’s famous for its beach state park, where residents and visitors enjoy biking, hiking, and playing sports by the river’s edge. The Tappan Zee Bridge can be seen from the park, where most people drive to leave Nyack to get to Westchester County and NYC by car.

Nyack was once a place to harvest oyster shells by the Tappan Native Americans (where the Tappan Zee Bridge got its name). Today people visit Nyack to see art at the Edward Hopper House (home of the world-famous painter) and Art Center. In the summer, jazz concerts are hosted here in the gardens for all to enjoy. Afterwards, you might want to grab homemade sandwich and homemade ice-cream for dessert at the Temptations Cafe on main street for lunch. After coffee at Starbucks (also on main street), browse new and used books in great condition at the neighborhood Book Shop, which houses around 40,000 books on its shelves of all kinds (it’s one of those rare mom-and-pop old-fashioned bookstores). If you’re in the mood for something ethnic, try Thai House or Casa del Sol; Hudson House is great for fine American food (it’s located in the old Town Hall and jail, and the jail cells are still intact in the basement where the wine is now kept). Nyack is a great place to shop and is near the nationally recognized Palisades Mall, one of America’s largest malls that even has a carousel inside near the food court, which houses 2,000 seats and several restaurants like TGI Friday’s and the arcade-based Dave & Buster’s.


Nyack offers excellent schools (50% attend advanced placement classes and there is a 91.4% graduation rate), a median sales price of $560,000 (most homes are over a million), and excellent parks that overlook the beautiful Hudson River. Nyack is easily accessed by Interstate 87 and 287, the Tappan Zee Bridge and US 59. The nearest train stations are located in neary towns of Nanuet and Pearl River via NJ transit. Nanuet is about 20 miles from downtown Manhattan.
Pros
  • very diverse
Cons
  • traffic (near Tappan Zee Bridge)
  • racial tension in schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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