The village of Haverstraw, New York is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
The character of Haverstraw is exemplified by its calm environment. Accessing public green spaces in the village, including Rockland Lake State Park and High Tor State Park, is very easy and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area is also reasonably good for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several louder sections, especially near the railway line.
Most of the housing growth in Haverstraw took place before the 1960s. In this village, around one quarter of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, while large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes make up most of the remaining housing stock. There are equal parts renters and owners living in this village. This village has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Primary as well as high schools are convenient to access on foot from anywhere in Haverstraw. Residents can choose between public and private elementary schools. When it comes to food, the closest supermarket in Haverstraw is usually only a rather short walk away. Furthermore, Haverstraw is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat, for instance on Broadway Street, and a small variety of coffee shops can be found as well.
Moving around by car is very convenient in Haverstraw. It is very easy to park. Walking in Haverstraw is not very popular, although running daily errands is convenient.