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With the Hudson River marking its eastern border and New Jersey to the south, Orangetown sits in the southeastern corner of Rockland County, NY. Part of the greater New York City Metropolitan area, the town takes up about 31 square miles and is home to almost 50,000 residents. Just 19 miles from Manhattan, Orangetown, NY offers residents beautiful scenery, ample recreational activities and easy access to both New York City and Bergen County, New Jersey.
Within the borders of Orangetown lie the incorporated villages of Grand View-On-Hudson, Nyack, Piermont and South Nyack, as well as the unincorporated hamlets of Blauvelt, Middletown, Nauraushaun, Orangeburg, Pearl River, Palisades, Sickletown, Sneden’s Landing, Tappan and Upper Grandview. The town is home to Tallman Mountain State Park, Tappan Lake and Blauvelt State Park which offer year round recreational activities including hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, cross country skiing courses and fishing.
A Few Interesting Notes About Orangetown, NY
- Orangetown has been the home of such notable names as American actress Helen Hayes, feminist author Betty Friedan, comedian Rosie O’Donnell and actor Stephen Baldwin.
- Betty Friedan wrote her famed book The Feminine Mystique while living in the village of Grand View-On-Hudson.
- Orangetown is rich with historical landmarks including World War I and II army training sites, Flywheel Park, Edward Hopper’s birthplace, Red Cross Center and the picturesque St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
- The village of Piermont is home to a unique variety of art galleries and shops, making it a popular destination for residents and visitors.
Orangetown is the home of the Tappan Zee Bridge in South Nyack, which connects Rockland County to Westchester County across the Hudson River, and is part of the New York State Thruway. This bridge is the longest suspension bridge in New York and on a clear day commuters are treated to views of Midtown Manhattan, located just 25 miles away.