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The hamlet of Congers, New York is a unique blend of Dutch and Lenape history and abundant natural beauty. Located in Rockland County less than 20 miles north of the Bronx, the village is home to about 8,400 residents in just over three square miles of land area. Congers is part of Clarkstown and uses zip code 10920. Though it’s less than an hour from downtown Manhattan, Congers exudes a distinctly rural, small-town charm.
Congers is aptly nicknamed “the Hamlet by the Lakes” due to its proximity to Congers, Rockland, and Swartwout Lakes as well the Lake DeForest reservoir. It’s adjacent to Hook Mountain State Park, just west of the Hudson River. Hook Mountain offers 12 miles of hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing in the Palisades. Congers Lake Memorial Park features nearly 200 acres of recreation, including swimming, tennis, and bocce ball. Travelers are conveniently located 15 miles from Westchester County Airport and 27 miles from LaGuardia.
Clarkstown’s median household income of $103,000 is nearly double the national median. The job market is projected to grow by about 36 percent over the next 10 years. The median home value in Clarkstown is about $317,000. The top employment sectors for Clarkstown include healthcare, hospitality and tourism, and retail/wholesale.
Students living in Congers are zoned to excellent public schools in the Clarkstown School District. Nearby schools include Lakewood Elementary School, New City Elementary School, the Felix Festa Middle Schools, and Clarkstown North Senior High Schools. A private K-12, Rockland Country Day School, is located in Congers as well. Clarkstown has a 91 percent high school graduation rate, and 49 percent of residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Nearby higher education centers include Nyack College and Rockland Community College.
One of autumn’s most popular pastimes with locals and tourists alike is apple picking at Davies Farm. The farm boasts more than 4,000 trees plus seasonal family activities like trailer rides through the orchards. Shoppers will find a variety of small retail shops in the village, while a wider selection of goods is available at the Palisades Center in West Nyack or in nearby towns like Nanuet and New City. Congers is renowned for its iconic restaurants, including local hotspot Restaurant X and Bully Boy Bar. Music lovers can catch a performance of the Rockland Symphony Orchestra in neighboring Valley Cottage.
Congers has a typical southeastern New York climate. January temperatures range from 10 to 30 degrees, while temperatures peak in July with averages in the mid-80s. The town gets about 47 inches of rain and 24 inches of snowfall annually.
The real estate market in Congers is an eclectic blend of historic farmhouses and cottages, ranch and two-story homes built in a housing boom in the 1980s, and new construction including condos and townhomes. Call Diane Beckmann at 845-709-4758 to learn more and view current homes on the market in Congers and the surrounding area.