Valley Cottage, New York

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Valley Cottage, New York

Introduction to Valley Cottage, New York

Valley Cottage, New York is 11 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center) and 26 miles N of New York, New York. It is located in Rockland county, and has a population of 9,269.

Valley Cottage History

John Ryder was the first settler in this area. According to records, the community was once known as "Storm's Corner". In 1876, the residents christened the area "Valley Cottage". One tradition claims the name was inspired by "Cottage Maid", a famous local trotting house owned by Ed Green. The West Shore Railroad station was established soon after, and in 1892, a post office was established. Valley Cottage is now a census-designated place included in the Town of Clarkstown.

Valley Cottage and Nearby Attractions

  • Pascack Historical Society Museum
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • New Jersey Botanical Garden
  • Nyack Beach State Park

Things To Do In Valley Cottage

Valley Cottage has numerous historic sites including the Knickerbocker Ice Company, which was established in 1831, the mid 18th century Storms Tavern, and the Tolstoy Foundation of Valley Cottage, which was established in 1939 by the youngest daughter of Leo Tolstoy. The town is also home to the Nyack Beach State Park, and Rockland Lake State Park. Facilities for swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and golfing are available at the Rockland Lake State Park. Pascack Historical Society Museum, Old Stone House Museum, Schoolhouse Museum, and Haverstraw Brick Museum feature various artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The New Jersey Botanical Garden, the George Washington Bridge, and the Bergen County Zoological Park are the other popular destinations in the area.

Valley Cottage Transportation

Westchester County Airport is the nearest major airport.

Valley Cottage Higher Education

Colleges close to Valley Cottage are Marymount College, Sunbridge College, SUNY Westchester Community College, and Rockland Community College.

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High Points

Valley Cottage strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Valley Cottage Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Valley Cottage Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Valley Cottage People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Valley Cottage Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Valley Cottage Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Valley Cottage Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Valley Cottage College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Valley Cottage Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Valley Cottage, New York

Comparing Valley Cottage to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 9
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 4
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Valley Cottage Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of White Plains, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles N of New York, New York
County Rockland
Standard Zip Codes 10989
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.118
Longitude -73.955

Valley Cottage Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
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Valley Cottage Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,269 100%
Male 4,435 47.8%
Female 4,834 52.2%
Under 18 1,938 20.9%
18+ 7,331 79.1%
65+ 1,364 14.7%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 3.2
White 7,615 82.2%
African-American 333 3.6%
Asian 909 9.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.1%
Other 175 1.9%
Mixed Race 217 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 622 6.7%

Valley Cottage Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 25.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.8%
Irish 15.8%
German 6.6%
US/American 5.5%
Russian 4.7%
Polish 2.6%
English 2.1%
Greek 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
European 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Jamaican 0.6%
Haitian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Turkish 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Valley Cottage 9,269 $87,123
Bardonia 4,367 $104,415
Congers 8,303 $85,821
New City 34,038 $99,761
Nyack 6,737 $69,146
Upper Nyack 1,863 $103,049
West Nyack 3,282 $106,576

Valley Cottage Public Libraries

Valley Cottage Free Library
110 ROUTE 303
Valley Cottage, New York
(845) 268-7700
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