The Goshen Central School District is in the center
of Orange County, New York, approximately 60 miles northwest of New York
City. The district encompasses the entire Village of Goshen, plus
portions of the Towns of Chester, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Wallkill and
Wawayanda. The school community is approximately 50 square miles in area
and has a population of at least 23,000.
While many of our residents are employed by local
industry and business, many also commute to large urban areas such as
White Plains, Poughkeepsie and New York City. Substantial growth is
predicted for our community as new housing is evidenced district-wide.
Churches, temples, civic associations, youth groups,
service clubs and other community organizations speak for the vitality
and interest of the residents of the district.
A beautiful and historic area, the school district
has a mix of business, light industry, rural and residential areas. The
village of Goshen is the County Seat and home to the Goshen Historic
Track and the Hall of Fame of the Trotter. The entire area is an
interesting blend of stately old homes, contemporary buildings, garden
apartments, farms, and industrial parks. Orange Regional, a 176-bed
hospital, is located in Goshen.
There is access to a variety of cultural activities,
as well as excellent recreational opportunities, either within or near
Orange County. Nearby colleges include Orange County Community College,
Mount Saint Mary College and the State University at New Paltz. Marist
College offers extension courses in the Village of Goshen. The United
States Military Academy at West Point is located within a half-hour of
the Goshen area. Eisenhower Hall and theaters in nearby Middletown and
Sugar Loaf offer professional music, dance and theatrical productions
throughout the year. Skiing, golf, tennis, swimming, boating and
horseback riding are all nearby as are the Galleria Mall and the
Woodbury Commons Shopping Village.
Orange County contains a network of major highways.
Noteworthy is the triangle formed by New York Route 17, the Thruway and
Interstate 84. These greatly facilitate travel in all directions. The
George Washington Bridge can be reached via the Palisades Interstate
Parkway and there is rail and bus commuter service to the metropolitan
area. Regular passenger service via major airlines from Stewart National
Airport in Newburgh has been serving the region for more than a decade.