New Windsor, NY, abides by the motto "Years Ahead," which certainly proved to be prophetic after one of the city's main department stores rapidly became one of the largest within the United States in the 20th century. Situated in Orange County on the Hudson River, apartment renters love that this city is just 60 miles north of New York City and 90 miles south of Albany. It also borders the Town of Newburgh and the City of Newburgh, and the cities share Stewart International Airport. It has a tight-knit community feel that also maintains the luxuries of metropolitan living, making it a popular choice for renters to be able to experience the best of both worlds.
In an effort to honor the faithfulness of troops who significantly occupied the region during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington fashioned the Badge of Merit on behalf of the soldiers. The medal is now known as the Purple Heart. New Windsor has preserved the famous encampment. Tourists can visit the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor to view additional information.
The city's population is over 25,000, and it is ranked at No. 37 for the Most Competitively Priced Private Colleges. Apartment renters enjoy that the city is racially and economically diverse, and places a strong emphasis on preserving both its historical richness and the many parks within the city. No matter which neighborhood you visit, there's sure to be one with a home to rent that fits you like a glove.
Nearby attractions include Washington Headquarters Monument, Blue Mountain Reservation, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Bergen County Zoological Park and the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site.
Outdoor enthusiasts frequent Hudson Highlands State Park, which is a preservation of more than 6,000 acres stretching from Annsville Creek in Peekskill to just north of Dennings Point in Beacon. Visitors can enjoy fishing, bird watching, hiking and boating, or take a stroll down one of the many hiking trails that displays breathtaking views.
Other popular destinations that are accessible from New Windsor include the famous New Jersey Botanical Garden, the Maritime Aquarium and the Glen Rock Arboretum. There's sure to be plenty of activities to satisfy your cravings in this city.
While it is easy to travel around the city by car, the Orange Transit System adds additional convenience and makes it easier to visit surrounding cities as well. Amtrak transportation is also available for destinations farther away.
If you're relocating to this city because it is ranked highly for having some of the most competitively priced private colleges, there is certainly a diversity to choose from. Apartment renters enjoy living close to SUNY Orange Newburgh campus and Mount Saint Mary College, which are both situated in the city. A large variety of other colleges are located 20 to 30 minutes outside of the city, and New Windsor features several prominent high schools. Whether you're looking to rent an apartment or purchase a home in a specific neighborhood, the educational options make the city an ideal place to live.
The top employers in this city are in the health care, transportation, warehousing and retail industries. Some of the most notable employers in the city's neighborhoods are Farmer's Insurance, Care.com and Dentalworkers Classifieds. With the large variety of employment options to choose from, it is probable that there will be a convenient apartment to rent close-by.