Goshen, New York – An Old Settlement

Goshen, New York – An Old Settlement

Goshen New York is a town in Orange County, located approximately an hour and a half from New York City, and it is 44 square miles in size. Its historic downtown features churches and shop fronts built in the 1800s, and its quiet landscape is dotted by rolling hills and farmland. Plans to settle Goshen originate as early as 1654, and it was first inhabited by Europeans in 1714 and became established in 1788 after the Revolutionary War.

57% of the population owns their own home, and 51% of residents have earned a college degree. Students have access to Goshen Central High School that boasts a student-teacher ratio of just 11 to 1, and there are also private education options available, such as St. John School, an institution with a 5-star rating. Average household income is $102,000.

Families can enjoy shopping at the major centers located within convenient distance, and the area is home to parks where people can picnic, swim, hike, and play sports, such as tennis. A day out can include activities that include a visit to the art gallery, live entertainment, and choosing from a variety of diverse restaurants and coffee houses.  Manhattan is within commuting distance via the Metro-North railway, and workers can also avail themselves of the bus system that runs both within the country and into the Port Authority.


12,913 residents live within Goshen, and these are distributed among 4,074 households at a population density of 313 people per square mile. 35% of homes have children 18 or younger living therein, and 60% are headed by married couples. 28% of the populace are non-families living together, and 24% of people live alone. 12% of these are aged 65 or older, and the average home is occupied by 2.75 persons. The average age is 42.

Real Estate

The median list price currently in November 2021 is $445,000, or $307 per square foot, and this figure is .6% higher than this time last year. Homes will spend an average of 28 days on the market before selling. 27 properties were sold last month, and of these, 5 sellers received a total greater their list price. There are currently 97 listings available for purchase, and inventory is down 7% since last year.

Sokol Group helps homeowners whose home assessments are too high by initiating the property tax grievance process on their behalf. Serving those living in Westchester, Orange, and Rockland counties as well as those living in the Hudson Valley, we encourage you to reach out to us today for more information as to how we can be of assistance to you.

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