In southeastern New York State, directly north of the New Jersey-New York border, west of the Hudson River, east of the Delaware River and northwest of New York City. It borders the New York counties of Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester, as well as Passaic and Sussex counties in New Jersey and Pike County in Pennsylvania.
Orange County is the only county in New York State which borders both the Hudson and Delaware Rivers.
Orange County a little further north above Rockland offers an affordable housing while still being relatively close to NYC. The median sold Price in 2014 was $222,300
If schools are what is important to you, there are a host of websites where research information can be obtained.The Public School website does a quality report on all the local schools, as does Zillow.
Dining and Shopping
One of the more popular and well known shopping areas in Orange County are the Woodbury Commons Outlet Center. Woodbury features all the best shopping at great prices. Names like Barney’s, American Eagle, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, DKNY, Burberry, Coach Gucci, Northface, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein are just of a few of the great designers you will find in this preyer shopping outlet.
One of the fun things for families in the Greater Hudson Valley are the county fairs. Rides, games, petting zoos, fireworks and some of the best food to enjoy.