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Population (2010 census): 13,687 residents in the town of Goshen; 5454 residents within the village.
Size: 44 square miles in the town of Goshen
Median Age: 41.5
Median Income: $84,217
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 33.1%
% Households with Children Under 18: 36.4%
The town of Goshen is located in the middle of Orange County. Being an hour and a half away from New York City, Goshen is a world apart from the city. There is a village center in Goshen, which is the seat of Orange County. Walking through the village feels like a different era, with buildings and churches dating back to the 1800s. Outside the village, you will see lush rolling hills, mostly farmlands, with some suburban subdivisions.
The Orange Blossoms Monument in the center of the Village
The pedestrian friendly downtown offers lively entertainment, eclectic restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops and trendy retail venues. You will find many historic buildings on Main Street are currently used as law offices, and beautiful Victorian style homes close to the Village.
Taking a walk in the village, you will find a monument in the center of Main Street. The "Orange Blossoms Monument" was built to remember the volunteer regiment that was formed, and fought during the Civil War.
Another important part of the town history is its trotting horse industry. Beginning in 1803, many trotting horses were bred and raised in Goshen. In the center of the village is the Harness Racing Museum and race track. It is one of America's oldest racing track for horses, and to this day you can still see harness races there in the summer.
Nature lovers can explore, fish and hike at one of Orange County’s many state parks like Harriman State Park and Schunnemunk Mountain State Park. Stewart State Forest is also just a short drive away. You will also find beautiful apple orchards and wineries nearby, and skiing at Mount Peter in the winter.
For golf lovers, some of the nearby golf clubs include: the West Hills Golf Club, Centennial Golf Club, the Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Otterkill Golf and Country Club, and the Warwick Valley Country Club.
The Harness Racing Museum and Race Track in Goshen
You will find all kinds of single and multifamily homes, commercial buildings, and rentals in Goshen. 70.2% of the properties in Goshen are detached single family homes.
A portion of the homes are older, with 31.3% built before 1940. But you will be able to find both older and newer homes in the town. You will find some stately historic homes close to the village. Other than the historic homes, you will find most of the homes were built after 1970.
Some facts regarding the Town of Goshen NY real estate (All data from the US Census):
In 2014, there were 117 homes sold in Goshen (data from HGMLS), for a median sales price of $350,500. The average days on the market was 153 days. Below are the latest real estate stats of the Town of Goshen.:
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Beautiful buildings in Goshen
The Town of Goshen is located approximately 60 miles away from New York City. Driving to New York City takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Most of the driving in town passes through NY-17, which connects to I-84 and I-87.
Shopping at the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, or shopping at Middletown around the Galleria, are both around a 20 minute drive away. Stewart International Airport is less than 30 minutes drive away.
For commuters to New York City, there is also a Coach bus route that goes to Port Authority in New York City. It mainly runs during rush hour. You can also take the train at the Campbell Hall train station or the Harriman train station. Visit our New York City commute page for more information.
Most of the village and town are part of the Goshen Central School District. The schools in the Goshen Central School District are within walking distance from the village. A small portion of the students in town go to school in the Florida School District or Chester school district.
Visit the Orange County School District page for more information on all the schools.
Town of Goshen: www.townofgoshen.org
Village of Goshen website: www.villageofgoshen-ny.gov