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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,443
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.2%
Employed Population 16+5,103
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married56.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46%
Median Earnings25+$51,894
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,447
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,810

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,259
% Above Poverty Level93.4%
% Below Poverty Level6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$1,541
Median House Value$401,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.9%
Italian29.1%
Irish17.4%
German4.7%
English3.7%
Polish3.6%
West Indian2.2%
Russian2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Greek1.7%
Haitian1.2%
Finnish0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Macedonian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Barbadian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
French Except Basque0.1%
Maltese0.1%
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Valley Cottage Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockland County
Standard Zip Codes10989
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.11
Approximate Longitude-73.94

Valley Cottage 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
Distance10.1 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
Distance10.4 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
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bardonia3,536$146,442
Congers8,562$126,667
Nyack6,788$63,807
Upper Nyack2,155$140,625
West Nyack4,035$154,688

Valley Cottage Public Libraries

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

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Valley Cottage Public Schools

Liberty Elementary School
142 Lake Rd
ZIP: 10989
(845) 353-7240
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Valley Cottage School
26 Lake Rd
ZIP: 10989
(845) 353-7280
Primary
Total Enrollment 453

Valley Cottage Private Schools

St Paul School
365 Kings Hwy
ZIP: 10989
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
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