Living in Woodbury NY
The Town of Woodbury NY is a rural town of approximately 10,000 residents in Orange County, NY. This Hudson Valley gem is composed of several smaller villages and hamlets, including Harrison, Central Valley, and Highland Mills. It may currently be known as the mecca of premium outlet shopping, but Woodbury has so much more to offer!
Location and Geography
Woodbury covers an area of approximately 37 square miles in the southeastern region of Orange County. It is located directly east of the Town of Monroe and is bordered by Schunemunk Mountains to the west. Several major highways run through Woodbury, including Interstate 87, NY-17, NY-32, and US Route 6, making it an attractive choice for commuters to New York City, as well as Newburgh and Middletown.
A variety of homes can be found throughout the area. Pricing and options are numerous offering great choices for those that relocate to Woodbury. New homes are being built now in the commuter location that is approximately 50 miles north of New York City.
The Town of Woodbury exemplifies the charm of small-town living in the Hudson Valley, while also offering access to urban amenities just a short distance away. Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate access to Schunemunk Mountain, home to the popular Schunemunk State Park with it’s excellent hiking trails.
Woodbury also has the distinction of being home to some of the best outlet shopping in the world. Travelers from New York City and around the globe flock to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to take advantage of bargains on brand-name and designer goods. Locals do learn the secrets to the best outlet shopping deals. Knowing when to go for the best bargains is part of the conversation here. Shop like the locals to get the best discounts that others only dream on.
The Town of Woodbury’s history dates back to the pre-Revolutionary War period, but it was not until 1889 that the town was incorporated in its current form. Boundaries around the town were redrawn several times, and there were also multiple name changes. The town was known for its abundant natural resources, which led to the development of flour and grist mills, farming, and tannery businesses. In the 1900s, tourism became the primary industry, as passenger trains, and later, the availability of personal automobiles, allowed New York City residents access to the idyllic New York countryside.
Woodbury students are served by the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, which also serves students from Harriman, Woodbury, and parts of Tuxedo, Chester, and Blooming Grove. The district houses approximately 7,000 students at five schools, including three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Public education is a priority for the Monroe community, and the district is known for offering strong co-curricular activities in addition to its academic offerings.
There are many options for higher education in the local area as well. SUNY Orange, with campuses in Newburgh and Middletown, serves commuters seeking a two-year degree, and SUNY New Paltz provides a quality, affordable public education on a residential university campus. There are also a number of private colleges and universities within a short distance from Woodbury. Learn more about options for higher education near Woodbury NY here.
Woodbury NY Homes for Sale
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Many homebuyers today are finding Woodbury to be an excellent choice for themselves and their families. Is it the right community for you? Take a look below at some of the many houses currently on the market. When you’re ready, I invite you to get in touch with me to get more personalized information about options that meet your needs and your budget.
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Resources for Woodbury NY Home Buyers
- 845-928-7578 Town of Woodbury Government Offices
- 845-460-6200 Woodbury School District (
- Town of Woodbury Tax Office
- Info on the Town of Woodbury NY in Orange County
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