9.3 out of 10

Upper Nyack

41.1138368321984 -73.9176954769356
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  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • 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 3/5
  • 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

""Goosetown Against the World!": Come Visit the Proud Town of Upper Nyack"

Upper Nyack, a village north of Nyack, is right off the NY State Thruway and Tappan Zee Bridge in Rockland County, and is affectionately known by those who live there as “Goosetown”, due to the numerous flocks of geese that live in the area. This is due to one of the tenants, Colonel Vose, who owned a flock of geese and let them run rampant; thus, the town’s nickname was born. Therefore, don’t be surprised if you see bumper stickers saying “Goosetown against the world!” which is the proud town’s slogan.

People in Nyack are very well-to-do; generally middle and upper-middle class citizens live here, as most homes are over the million mark to own. Vistors and residents alike enjoy the beaches of Nyack’s very own state park, where you can bike, hike and fish year round; also in the general vicinity is Hook Mountain Park, a great place to hike which was also home to the Tappan tribe, belonging to the Algonquin Native American nation that lived in the area (and for which the Tappan Zee Bridge gets its name). Visitors looking to shop, don’t miss the Nyack General Store, which is not a general store at all but a fantastic clothing store offering all the new hip fashion styles for both men and women in all shapes and sizes.

Schools are generally 4 out of 5 stars. Aside from racial tension due to a very ethnic makeup, th Nyack School District professes great results in testing scores and graduation rates. Commuters have access to the NY State Thruway, Interstates 87 and 287, Rt. 59 and the Tappan Zee Bridge, which can lead you to Tarrytown and the beautiful county of Westchester.
  • very diverse population
  • traffic (near Tappan Zee Bridge and NY State Thruway)
  • racial tension in schools
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