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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Valley Cottage is a suburb of New York City with a population of 9,637. Valley Cottage is in Rockland County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Valley Cottage offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Valley Cottage and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Valley Cottage are highly rated.
About Valley Cottage...
Population
9,637

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$401,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,950
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Valley Cottage Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Valley Cottage

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$110,644
National
$55,322
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Valley Cottage Reviews

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Valley Cottage is a beautiful town , family orientated. Growing up in Valley Cottage you see families going for walks , kids riding their bikes. The local pizza shops and deli's are awesome , people are just friendly.
What i remember the most about growing up there is riding my bike down to my best friends house and collecting the junk people put out for bulk pick up so we could go in the woods and build our clubhouse . we would climb trees and light sparklers in the summer. In the winters we would find a hill and go sleigh riding and build snowmen with the others kids in the neighborhood.
everyone knew us and where we were at, we knew that at 6pm no matter what it dinner at whos ever house we were at. To this day i remember just riding our bikes to town and getting candy from the candy store and my mom calling the store to make sure we were there.
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I feel safe in Valley Cottage. It is small, quiet, friendly, and diverse. It would be nice to have more places the local teens could go to, though. We constantly have to hang out with friends in neighboring towns.
This place is in the center of everything and everywhere you want to be. Its a quiet neighborhood which is great for family with kids looking for them to grow up in a safe neighborhood itself. The people in this area are also very friendly and helpful. They are almost like a family. Everyone talks to everyone which is good. Along with that, there are a lot of things to do in this morning, whether it be to hike, shop or even kick it back with friends.