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Though small in size, Rockland County is big on things to do. Remarkably, while the area is only about 20 miles from New York City, it’s approximately one-third parkland. Bear Mountain, Harriman, Nyack Beach, and Rockland Lake are state parks all within its boundaries. Luckily for shoppers, the Palisades Center and the Shops at Nanuet also call Rockland home. Industries that thrive here include health, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and research businesses, including Columbia University’s Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory. Foodies here are especially blessed, with a plethora of international restaurants.


Stop in for exhibitions, performances, and one-of-a-kind, art-centric classes and events at the Rockland Center for the Arts; Indulge in Zagat-rated Japanese food at Wasabi Restaurant.



Population Density: 1,795.95 people per square mile

Median Home Value: $422,400

Median Annual Property Tax Payment: $9,522

​Median Household Income: $84,855


Tour Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield for a double dose of history and natural beauty.


Nosh on spring rolls and sushi at Wasabi in Nyack.

Did You Know?

Haverstraw brick was used to rebuild New York City after a massive 1835 fire in lower Manhattan.