Nanuet, N.Y. is located 27 miles outside of Manhattan in the outskirts of the metropolitan area. The small hamlet was ranked No. 76 on CNN/Money Magazine's 2011 list of America's Best Small Towns, and is hailed for its convenience, shopping and recreation opportunities, and affordable real estate options than what is found in neighboring communities. Approximately 18,000 people live here, allowing Nanuet to be the perfect home for residents looking to escape the urban working environment in New York City. Search for Nanuet apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Empire State.
Nanuet was established in the early 19th century when the Erie Railroad built a track through the area. The hamlet quickly grew as the hub of Rockland County. Today, despite its increasing popularity, Nanuet maintains its small town charm with many tree-lined streets and old-time buildings.
With a central location to other suburban towns in the area, Nanuet allows residents to have easy accessibility to the best entertainment, services and opportunities in the tri-state area. The town does not have many vibrant chains or strip malls, which keeps outside traffic to a minimum and allows Nanuet to maintain a wholesome atmosphere.
Lake Nanuet Park is located in town and gives residents a space to enjoy the outdoors during the warmer summer months. The park features a basketball court, ball fields, a playground, lighted picnic areas and a lake for swimming.
The New York Renaissance Faire also takes place in the area and allows attendees to step back in time and experience life during this historic time period. The event includes many attractions from the Renaissance period, including an artisan marketplace, food, games, rides and live entertainment.
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