The neighborhood of Valley Cottage is located within the city of Clarkstown, New York, which is located in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
The character of Valley Cottage is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. It is easy to access public green spaces from the majority of locations in the neighborhood and there are a few of them close by for residents to discover. This part of the city is also quiet, as the streets are quite tranquil - although that is not the case near the railway line, Interstate 287 or Interstate 87.
In Valley Cottage, most of buildings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings are the main housing type in the rest of the housing stock. This part of Clarkstown has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 80% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners while the rest are rented. Most of the housing growth in this area occurred in the 1960s and 1970s.
Primary schools are convenient to walk to from most homes for sale in Valley Cottage. In contrast, there are only a few high schools and thus they can be a rather long walk away. Locals have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. As far as eating is concerned, some residents in this part of the city may have the option to purchase groceries on foot, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. Residents of Valley Cottage can enjoy approximately 10 restaurants as well.
Getting around by car is very convenient in Valley Cottage. Parking is generally easy. In contrast, it is inconvenient for pedestrians to move around in Valley Cottage as running common errands is challenging on foot.