9.4 out of 10

Spring Valley

41.114134434151 -74.0453823910486
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  • Gym & Fitness
  • 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 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic Hudson Valley Town with a Rich History and Plenty of Diversity"

As the center of Rockland Community College, Spring Valley, NY of Rockland county has all the makings of an urban-dweller's college town. You can take the NJ Transit Train here to anywhere in the area, and it's only 22 miles north of NYC and the heart of Manhattan, which makes this place ideal for students, commuters and anyone who enjoys the convenience of public transportaiton.

Spring Valley has a very unique history. The very first settlers were all Scottish, and it was first called “Scotland” because of this before being named “Spring Valley”. The very first Hatian-American mayor, Noramie Jasmin, was elected here; President Roosevelt was speaker at the 4th of July event in 1929 when he was still governor. Before resorts took hold in the local Catskills mountains, there were many Jewish resorts in the area during WWII, which was great for business at the time; and the 33rd President, Harry S. Truman, chose this as one of his famous “whistle-stops” train-led country tours in 1948.

Considering that there were so many Jewish people who came here to stay at resorts (and live), it is no surprise that there is a Holocaust Museum and Study Center in town (found at 17 South Madison Ave), which offers valuable information on the Holocaust, as well as shifting art exhibits focused on this critical part in History throughout the year. Tigers Den Park has its own skating rink. Spring Valley Memorial Park has the town's swimming pool, sports fields, and playground for the kiddies. Great shopping venues include Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Christmas Tree Shops, T.J. Maxx, Walgreens and more. For unique restaurants, first check out the Dera Restaurant, which offers not only Indian quisine but Arabic, Bangladeshi and Pakistani as well (you won't find this fine a restaurant with all of these different qualities elsewhere in the area). There's an amazing Vietnam restaurant which is a local's favorite and will definitely cure your craving for fantastic Asian quisine. Portugese Churrasqueira is well loved also. For further ventures, Spring Valley also has its own Metro North station which can take you to Grand Central in NYC in under an hour.

Kids who live in Spring Valley attend the East Ramapo Central School District and go to Spring Valley High School, all of which offer fantastic experience in education. Houses start at very reasonable prices around $242,866, perfect for working middle-class families. You can find a great apartment here for around $1,102 a month. Spring Valley has a unique racial and ethnic makeup, with the population being mostly Black (35.5%) and Hispanic (30.6%) than White (28.2%). There's lots of Scottish residents as well as Jewish residents in Spring Valley, making it a very diverse population overall, with a unique history and fantastic amenities and convenience for commuters.

Spring Valley has a little something for everyone and is a great place for people who wish to raise a family!
Pros
  • great for commuters to NYC and elsewhere
  • fantastic park system
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
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  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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