Pearl River

Pearl River is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of OrangetownRockland CountyNew YorkUnited States. It is located east of Chestnut Ridge, south of Nanuet, west of Blauvelt, New York, and north of Montvale and Old Tappan, New Jersey

In 2011, ranked Pearl River 78th on its annual "100 Best Places to Live" list.

Schools in Pearl River:

St Margaret's Parochial School

Franklin Avenue Elementary School

Pearl River Middle School

Pearl River Public School District

Some historical markers and places of interest:

  • Cuyper-Van Houten House, 66 Sickletown Road
  • Johannes Perry House, 49 Elizabeth Street
  • Scherer House, 599 Orangeburg Road
  • Braunsdorf Park Pearl River, Central Avenue & South Main Street – Named after Julius Braunsdorf, first industrial developer of Pearl River and inventor of various models of sewing machines, newspaper printing presses, carbon arc light bulbs, and electric generators. His sewing machine factory is now the Dexter industrial complex. Braunsdorf installed first indoor lighting in the world in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Van Houten Farms, 68 Sickletown Road – Located on the eastern edge of Pearl River. Adjacent is the Van Houten/Kuyper Dutch Sandstone House, the main section having been built in 1732 and purchased by Van Houten circa 1812.
  • Maria's Rock, front lawn of Lederle Laboratories, North Middletown Road – An 18th- century legend tells of a little girl named Maria who wandered from her home in nearby Tappan and died of hunger and exposure. Tradition says that villagers found her bones near the massive boulder.

For more information about Pearl River and the neighborhood, call a Q Home Sales Representative 845-35Q-HOME (845-357-4663)

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