The name derives from “rocky land”, as the area was described by early Dutch and English settlers. Located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Manhattan, Rockland County is the smallest county by area in New York State outside of New York City.
The county comprises five towns and nineteen incorporated villages, with numerous unincorporated villages (sixteen) and hamlets. Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and roughly one-third of the county is parkland. Information can be found on the county website
Many different options can be found in Rockland County, including beautiful river front homes with easy convenience to NYC including train and bus transportation. The current median home sold price in 2014 was $382,250
Dining and Shopping
Hudson Valley fine dining is enjoyed throughout Rockland and local restaurants also participate in the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Palisades Center is the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in West Nyack, just 20 miles North of New York City. It is conveniently positioned on the New York State Thruway (I87 & I287) with direct access to Route 303, Route 59 and the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The Center is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.
Parks and Recreation
Rockland has State and local parks, premiere golf courses and beautiful hiking trails. Visit their county tourism website to see all the fantastic things to do. Want to catch a game, why not come to the state of the art stadium for family fun to see the Rockland Boulders.