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Ramapo, NY, located in Rockland County, is a thriving suburb situated near the Ramapo Mountains, a forested chain of the Appalachian Mountains that runs through parts of both New York and New Jersey. The pass through the mountains created by the Ramapo River served as a strategic point for General George Washington’s Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and now provides a home for freeways, highways and railroad lines connecting Rockland County with the greater New York City Metropolitan Area. Ramapo is home to several villages including Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Montebello, New Hempstead, New Square, Ramapo, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Wesley Hills and smaller hamlets such as Monsey and the hamlet of Ramapo, which is often confused as the Town of Ramapo on internet based maps..
Ramapo offer enjoyable recreational facilities such as:
- The Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community, Health and Sports Complex. Residents benefit from year-round turf field for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey; indoor basketball courts; use of a computer room; weights, exercise equipment and dance/aerobic studio space.
- Ramapo hosts the Ramapo Amateur Basketball Leagues for youth and adults.
- Provident Park Stadium presents The Rockland Boulders, a professional baseball team and concerts throughout the year.
- The Appalachian Trail runs through the Ramapo Mountains, providing maintained hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts.
Ramapo, NY is known for its parkland and open space and has been praised by Money Magazine for arts and leisure, government and low crime rate. Quality public and private schools, as well as SUNY’s Rockland Community College provide residents with plentiful educational opportunities. Both the Ramapo Central School District and the East Ramapo Central School District have received awards for outstanding performance and excellence. Parents may also choose from a number of religious and non-religious private schools for all persuasions.