Orangetown – An Old Settlement

Orangetown – An Old Settlement

February 26, 2023

Orangetown is located in Rockland County and is bordered by New Jersey, New York City, and the Hudson River. First settled in 1680, Orangetown was established on a tract of land purchased from the Tappan Indians and today offers buyers a variety of options, such as the bucolic, homes with acreage, or quaint properties in town.

Its residents enjoy close proximity to New York City and all its employment opportunities as well as access to shopping and retail outlets that charge no sales tax on apparel just over the border in New Jersey. Families can visit state parks, such as Blauvelt State Park with its trails for hiking and panoramic views. Golfers can play at Manhattan Woods golf club with its private status or the Blue Hill Golf Course.

The median income is $95,221, and the median age of an Orangetown resident is just 41.9 years. 50% of people living in this area have achieved at least a bachelor’s degree. 70% of the population own their own home.

Real Estate

There are 80 listings currently available in Orangetown, and inventory is down 14.5% from this time last year. A property will spend, on average, just 73 days on the market before selling, and the median asking price is $587,916, or $334 per square foot. 27 properties sold last month.

The school districts located within Orangetown have received a combined A plus score from the Niche rubric which rates them highly in the areas of academics, teachers, clubs, activities, diversity, college prep, sports, and administration. Serving Orangetown are the South Orangetown Central School District, Pearl River School District, the Nanuet and Nyack School Districts, which all come highly recommended.

It instructs 2,769 students in all grades, and class sizes are quite small with a ratio of one teacher for just ten pupils. The graduation rate is 94%, and the average SAT score is 1260. Many graduates go on to attend Binghampton University, SUNY or New York University, both of which also earn A ratings.

Sokol Group helps those whose annual assessments are too high by initiating the property tax grievance process. We work with people living in Westchester, Orange, and Rockland counties as well as those living in the Hudson Valley. Please reach out to us for more information, and we look forward to working with you.

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