a county of New York State that is 30 to 40 minutes away from the city. It is very dated, old fashioned, and lacks character. Nothing much ever happens in Rockland County. No parades, no fairs, no tourist spots. Rockland can be very boring, secluded, inaccessible, and very detached. If you do not own a car in Rockland, you are screwed, because you basically need a car to get around anywhere. There are no subways in Rockland. Buses come once every hour, instead every 15 minutes like in NYC. There no ferry boats either, except for the Haverstraw-Ossining ferry. Taxis drivers like to price gouge.
Sometimes you can go months or years without seeing your next door neighbor. If you plan raising children in Rockland, they have a strong potential of becoming couch potatoes if you live in a neighborhood without other kids. There are only 2 malls in Rockland. The Nanuet Mall, which is dying. The Palisades Mall which is a big monstrosity. There are also ony 2 strip clubs, Stilettos and Lace. Colleges in Rockland can be counted on 1 hand. For fun young Rocklanders often go to NYC or New Jersey. As result many young Rocklanders often move out of Rockland County.
People from NYC who moved to Rockland usually end up moving back to the city because they can't stand the monotony.
I don't know what my parents were thinking when they moved to Rockland County !!! It is so booorrriiinnngg Here!!!! I plan on moving to the city one day. I can't put my future children through the hell known as Rockland County.
a county near westchester and nyc.
contrary to what people from westchester like to tell themselves to make themselves feel better, the average income of Rockland County residents is higher then the income of Westcheser County residents. (you can look this up on an oficial website if you dont bleive this)
like every county, rockland has some very nice and upper class areas, and some not as nice areas.
Rockland County is a newer Westchester with less ghetto and guido areas
A place located twenty minutes from the city. If you're not a local, you'll wonder why it's called Rockland County and there's a town in it called Stony Point. A place where everyone knows everyone else and everyone's children attend the same three middle schools.
"I've always wanted to live close to the city, but I hate Orange County, where should I go?" "Live in Rockland County!"
Rockland County, with 176 square miles, is the smallest county in NYS but has, by far, the most to offer. Originally home to the Lenape Native Americans, Rockland is rich in history and is home to much more. Over 30% of the county is reserved Park Lands; Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, Hi Tor, Hook Mountain, Rockland Lake and the widest point of the Hudson River, just to name a few. Well over 300,000 people live and flourish in Rockland due to its vicinity to NYC as well as its thriving communities.
Each of the five towns do their part to conserve the environment and protect local waterways. Rockland school systems are known as some of the best in the country and it is home to over five great colleges. Rockland runs its own line of bus transportation within and outside the county. It is also home to a number of train stations on NJ Transit and Metro-North Railroad as well as a ferry station along the Hudson. It is still home to a number of small family farms and holds dozens of weekly farmers markets. Rockland has its own Baseball Stadium and is home to the Palisades Mall, the eighth largest mall in the USA. Needless to say, Rockland has something for everyone.
Throughout history Rockland has been known as a hub for folks trying to escape the hustle of city life and a stopping point for travelers going elsewhere in New York and beyond. Everyone that lives in or visits Rockland finds a relaxing and inviting environment full of nature and history.
"I’m going to Harriman State Park on Saturday to hike! Wanna come?"
"I can’t, sorry! I’m going boating on the Hudson that day. My cousins are taking the train up from the city."
"No problem. I’ll see you Thursday night for the fireworks at the Boulders Baseball Stadium."
"We would be so bored if we didn't live in Rockland County!"