9.2 out of 10


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  • 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 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Wonderful Schools; Fantastic Amenities; Overall Fantastic Place to LIve"

Harriman is a 1.0 square mile village in the towns of Monroe and Woodbury in Orange County, NY. As of 2010 there are 2,424 and counting. The name Harriman was taken in honor of E.H. Harriman, Union Pacific Railroad President of the day. Monroe itself is famous for being the home of Velveeta Cheese and the Velveeta Cheese Factory, which is now Monroe 6 Cinemas.

Monroe is the home of Bear Mountain State Park, which has an ice skating rink and lots of trails to hike. There's also Mary H. Harriman Memorial park, which is in honor of the woman who donated about 1000 acres to NY so that they could preserve Harriman State Park (located in Tuxedo, NY).

Harriman is also home to Woodbury Commons, a large retail complex that is every shopper's heaven. You're also near the beautiful New Sebago Beach (a great place for families, as well as small kids), and the Tuxedo Ridge Ski Area of Tuxedo, NY. Bear Mountain Park also has Lake Tiorati Beach.

There's fantastic restaurants in town once you're done hiking or shopping or seeing a movie at Monroe 6: the Crossroads Cafe and Angelo's are two popular favorites, but there's more where that came from, like the New China Restaurant, Marina's Pizza and, last but not least, Legends Bar & Grill.

Harriman is served by the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, and Sapphire Elementary School is a 5-star reviewed school. Monroe Woodbury High School offers a 99% graduation rate. Homes in Harriman start at between $213,125-$320,000. The village offers fantastic medical care, child care, places to work out, as well as transportation (Harriman has a Metro-North train station that can take you to NYC and elsewhere in a jiffy). Harriman is a pretty safe place to live and is a great place to visit, live, work and raise a family. It's definitely not to be missed!
  • Fantastic School System
  • Harriman Train Station
  • Woodbury Commons
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