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Blauvelt, formerly known as Greenbush and then Blauveltville, is a hamlet and a census-designated place in Orangetown, Rockland County, NY.

The area was named Blauveltville in honor of Judge Cornelius I. Blauvelt, who helped finance the building of the Lake Erie and New York Railroad. The railroad, running from Goshen to Piermont through Blauvelt, was completed in 1841. Most of the railroad workers who first saw the beauty of Blauvelt quit their jobs and settled there as farmers.

Since 1832, the Jacob J. Blauvelt house has been in the Blauvelt family. It was, however, acquired by the Historical Society of Rockland County in 1970. The Blauvelt family first arrived in Rockland County in 1683.

Blauvelt’s commercial development is concentrated along Route 303 and includes several shopping strips and Bradley Corporate Park. There are a good number of small shops and restaurants, including the Blauvelt Diner and the Mongolian Garden. Most other pursuits can be found a few miles away, such as supermarkets in Orangeburg or Northvale, N.J. and movies in Pearl River. You can engage in more extensive shopping at the Nanuet Mall that’s located about 15 miles away.


Most of Blauvelt's homes are colonials, ranches and cape cods built in the 50's and 60's. There is also a huge number of older homes. The area has the highest concentration of Colonial-era Dutch sandstone homes in Rockland County and most of the homes for sale are single family homes.

The hamlet also features both expensive and affordable properties. Affluent neighborhoods will see you spend up to millions of dollars for a house, while homes in more modest areas are more affordable.

For recreation, residents can use the playing fields and tennis courts at the 43-acre Veterans Memorial Park and 550-acre Clausland Mountain Park in Orangeburg.

The South Orangetown Central School District has five schools, encompassing kindergarten through high school.

Looking for a quiet neighborhood in Rockland County? Go To Blauvelt, NY

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