9.1 out of 10

Stony Point

41.2324552846664 -74.0115721006034
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 09, 2012

"Immerse Yourself in America's History and Local Charm at Stony Point, NY"

Most people know of Stony Point, in Rockland County, NY as the home of one of the Revolutionary War's most crucial battles, and people still visit the battlefields with their families to learn about this important piece of American history.

What those who visit just to see the battlefield may not know is that Stony Point has a lot to offer for those who wish to live here: great schools (North Rockland School District), two libraries (Tompkins Cove Public Library & Rose Memorial Public Library), beautiful Charles S. Eccher Park (complete with picnic pavilion and grills, adult pool and kiddie pool, playground, walking track, basketball courts and more), glorious Riverfront Front Park (with its breathtaking views of the Hudson River, fishing pier, volleyball court, picnic pavilion, grills, and more), and other parks as well (there's also a Municipal Pool, which opens in late June and closes September 3rd; hours of operation are from 11am until 7pm each day (depending on the weather). You can also call the Town's Recreation Department for information on birthday parties at the Pool, and how to sign up for swimming lessons!

Also, for people of all walks of life who wish to quietly reflect in a welcoming community to people of all different faiths, there is the Stony Point Center, a conference center that offers many different types of programs. (Note: This is NOT a Bible Camp.) This is a place for people to come and meditate and enjoy nature and connect with the Divine, or to simply enjoy the quiet and reflect on the grandness and mysteries of Life. The Stony Point Center offers its patrons food from local farms, simple and charming living quarters for retreats, and a spiritual feeling of togetherness. The Center is located at 17 Cricketown Rd.

As far as shopping goes, Stony Point is very convenient for residents, as stores include a Walgreen's, a Dunkin' Donuts, a CVS Pharmacy, Deli Central, Homestead Hardware, Patsy's Boat Marina, Stony's Food & News, ShopRite, and more: including further ventures in shopping in neighboring villages such as Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, Montrose and Garnverville, NY (which, for instance, has your local 7-11). As far as restaurants, you're not without great choices such as Yummy's Chinese Restaurant & Sushi, Las Margarita's, China King, Fireside Steak Pub, Hogan's Family Diner, Gilligan's Clam Bar & Grill, and more where that came from! (Here's a tip for searching for a good restaurant: as far as online reviews go, it's always best to check the place out for yourself, as some people will find anything to complain about and there's lots of whiny people out there.)
Pros
  • Lots of fascinating history
  • great restaurants and amenities
  • great schools
Cons
  • very high cost of living
  • must have a car to get around
  • nearest train station is in Nanuet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers