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Overview

Introduction to Chestnut Ridge, New York

Chestnut Ridge, New York, in Rockland County, is 12 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 24 miles N of New York, New York.

Chestnut Ridge History

Dutch Settlers were the first Europeans to establish residence in the area. Settlements were first established in Rockland County in the 17th century. The community of Chestnut Ridge was initially a part of the Town of Ramapo. It was then known as South Spring Valley. In 1986, it was incorporated as the Village of Chestnut Ridge. According to records, the community was named because of the presence of great Chestnut trees on the hills.

Chestnut Ridge and nearby Attractions

  • Little Red Schoolhouse Museum
  • Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic
  • Darlington County Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum
  • New York Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Chestnut Ridge

Chestnut Ridge is home to a number of sites of historic importance, including the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, which was established as a one-room schoolhouse in 1890. The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, the Pascack Historical Society Museum, the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic, Van Cortlandt Manor and the DeWint House are some of the other historic sites and museums near Chestnut Ridge. At the 2,145-acre Ramapo Valley County Reservation, visitors can enjoy fishing, camping and hiking. The High Tor State Park offers views of the Hudson River, while Darlington County Park features two lakes and beaches. The George Washington Bridge, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden are some of the other popular destinations in the area.

Chestnut Ridge Transportation

Air transportation is available from Teterboro Airport.

Chestnut Ridge Higher Education

Rockland Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Bergen Community College and Mercy College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,096
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+3,746
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.2%
Median Earnings25+$44,356
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$46,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,073

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,838
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone18.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,556
Median House Value$433,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.8%
Italian11.3%
Irish7.1%
West Indian6.7%
German6.1%
Polish5.7%
Russian4.1%
Haitian3.8%
English2.6%
Jamaican2.3%
Hungarian1.8%
Greek1%
Czech0.9%
Arab0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Canadian0.5%
African0.5%
Guyanese0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
South African0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Chestnut Ridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10977
Phone Area Codes845,914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.12
Approximate Longitude-74.05

Chestnut Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSUFFERN
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationWESTCHESTER CO AP
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bardonia3,536$146,442
Monsey20,791$38,085
Nanuet18,377$113,912
New Hempstead5,311$113,969
Pearl River16,076$125,286
Spring Valley32,415$48,113

Chestnut Ridge Public Schools

Chestnut Ridge Middle School
892 Rt 45
ZIP: 10977
(845) 577-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 532
Eldorado Elementary School
5 Eldorado Dr
ZIP: 10977
(845) 577-6150
Middle
Total Enrollment 442
Fleetwood Elementary School
22 Fleetwood Ave
ZIP: 10977
(845) 577-6170
Primary
Total Enrollment 492

Chestnut Ridge Private Schools

Green Meadow Waldorf School
307 Hungry Hollow Rd
ZIP: 10977
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 343
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