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Population (2010 census): 11,353 over 37 square miles
Median Age: 40.2
Median Income: $117,932
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 42.5%
% Households with Children Under 18: 49.1%
The Town of Woodbury is located in Southeastern Orange County. It includes the Village of Woodbury, and the hamlets of Highland Mills and Central Valley.
Like most of Orange County, it was a farming neighborhood until the mid 20th Century. Attracted to the lakes and mountains of Orange County, Woodbury became a popular summer resort for New York City residents. Starting in the 1950s, with the completion of the New York State Thruway, more and more residents started to live in Woodbury full time. Nowadays, Woodbury provides a small town setting and suburban conveniences, with New York City being close enough for a daily commute.
What Woodbury may be best known for is the Woodbury Premium Outlets. Its popularity is not limited to New York and Jersey residents. Bus loads of tourists from even Europe and Asia come all the way here to shop. In addition to the outlets, there are supermarkets and big box stores right around town, making it a convenient town to live in.
In the summer, two parks offer swimming: the Central Valley Pool and Park with a great pool, and the swimming area and sandy beach at the Earl Reservoir at Highland Mills. Both parks also have sport fields, and there is a roller hockey rink at the Earl Reservoir.
You can hike and camp at the nearby Schunemunk State Park, Harriman State Park, or Bear Mountain. In fact,there are so many great trails and activities basically right in town, it may be overwhelming for outdoor and photography enthusiasts to decide where to go each day, right in his/her backyard.
The Earl Reservoir Park in Woodbury NY
Woodbury offers a variety of housing options, ranging from single and multifamily homes, condos, townhouses, and rentals. 69.2% of the homes are detached single family homes, and 14.9% are attached single family homes.
Most of the homes were built after 1960. You may find some quaint older homes closer to the villages. You will also find large home communities of newer homes built after 1990s. If you are looking to build a new home, there are still plenty of opportunities to buy a new home in Woodbury either by buying a lot, or into a development.
In 2014, there were 87 single family homes sold in Woodbury (data from HGMLS), with a median sales price of $330,000. There were also 8 condos sold for a median sales price of $196,950.
The most expensive home sold in Woodbury in 2015 was $775,000. It is a mini estate on 2.1 acre with 6100 square feet, with sweeping view of mountains from the home.
Some facts regarding Woodbury NY real estate (All data from the US Census):
There is a large variety of homes to choose from in Woodbury. For homes built from the 1960s to 1970, you can find styles that are popular from that time period - split levels, bilevel homes. There are plenty of home communities in Woodbury built after 1980.
Some of the popular communities in Woodbury include (The prices below are based on 2015 sales prices):
There are also several condo and townhouse communities in Woodbury, offering many amenities to residents like lawn maintenance and swimming pool. Most of the townhouses are available starting in the $200,000s.
Homes and townhomes in Woodbury NY
Woodbury is can be accessed by Interstate 87, which connects Woodbury to Albany to the North, and New Jersey to the South. NY 17, the local NY-32 and US Route 6 also passes through town. Traveling East, West Point and the Hudson River is approximately 20 minutes away.
Commuting to New York City from Woodbury is around 50 miles, and takes around an hour and 15 minutes, and of course, highly depends on traffic conditions. The Metro-North Harriman train station has trains that connect to Penn Station in New York City. Some people who do the daily commute like to take the Coach bus that arrives at Port Authority.
For more information, visit our Commute Guide.
Most students in Woodbury belongs to the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District. Its test scores and graduation rates are among the highest in Orange County, thus making the town an attractive town for families. Some of the students in Highland Mills go to schools at the Cornwall Central School District, another great school district in Orange County NY.
Please visit our Orange County School Districts page to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
The town of Woodbury website: www.townofwoodbury.com
The Village of Woodbury website: www.villageofwoodbury.com