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Median Age: 48.3
Median Income: $97,780
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 47%
% Households with Children Under 18: 30.4%
Within a short drive, residents in Valley Cottage can visit downtown Nyack and all its shopping, dining, and cultural offerings. Valley Cottage is also just a short drive away from the Palisades Mall, one of the largest on the East Coast. At the mall and its immediate surrounding area, you will most certainly find everything you need.
Although Valley Cottage has no river views, it does have the popular Rockland Lake State Park. It has a lake for boating and fishing, a trail around the lake, picnic areas, and a public golf course. Congers Lake Memorial Park is also nearby.
Valley Cottage is located around 32 miles North of New York City, West of Nyack. To travel to New York City, you can cross the Hudson River on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Without traffic, the drive would take as little as 50 minutes.
For public transportation, there are buses that goes from the Palisades Mall to Manhattan. Depending on where they are going to, some people will drive South to New Jersey to take the train or Ferry over to Manhattan. Some may choose to cross the bridge over to Tarrytown, and take the Metro North train from there.
Students in Valley Cottage belong to the Nyack Union Free School District. Click here for more information about the Nyack School District, and more information about all Rockland County school districts.
Over 60% of the properties in Valley Cottage are detached single family homes. You will also find some condos in Valley Cottage. Most of the homes were built between 1960-1980, since the area became a popular suburb after the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge in 1955.
Approximately 83% of the homes in Valley Cottage are owner-occupied, and 17% are being rented.
In 2014, there were 53 single family homes sold in Valley Cottage. The median sales price was $392,000 with an average 127 days on the market.
Town of Clarkstown website: www.town.clarkstown.ny.us