6.0 out of 10


41.335620258243 -74.3556059757757
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+


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

"Enjoy the Beautiful Shores of Glenmere Lake Year Round!"

Florida, NY---very different, of course, than the state itself---is located in the famous “Black Dirt Region” of Orange County, NY. The dirt is special because it was created by the flooding and merger of Wallkill River and a nearby glacier-created lake. It's very rich, fertile soil that has been used in the area to produce awesome onions, therefore they are called “Black Dirt Onions”. The area is also rich in other agricultural produce as well, such as sod, radishes, carrots, tomatoes (and more).

Florida is also famous for its RV campground, Black Bear, which accepts RVs of all different sizes; its dirt has inspired the locals to creat the Black Dirt Storytelling Guild at the town's Florida Public Library (be sure to check out their other programs as well, such as weekly family storytime or their book and knitting clubs; they even have a socializing/activity program for middle schoolers and high schoolers called “YA Discovery” that is quite popular there as well. While here, check out beautiful Glenmere Lake Park. While you unfortunately can't swim here, it's a great place to stroll and take in Nature and bring your dog (as long as he or she is leashed and properly looked after).

Residents of Florida enjoy the Florida Union Free School District, with its excellent education and 99% graduation success rate. Houses start around $354,990, but the close-knit community and proximity to nearby Amsterdam, NY---where you'll find all the shops and restaurants you'd ever need---as well as beautiful surroundings for nature lovers and peace and quiet for retirees. There's also a walk-in clinic right in town (Community Medical Care on Main Street), and the crime index is lower than the national state average by far. You'll be sure to feel right at home in Florida---which is just far away enough for your peaceful summer (or year-long) retreat, but just close enough to where you'll find lots of fun!
  • excellent school system
  • a bit isolated
  • must have a car
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
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  • Beach Lovers

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