POMONA, NEW YORK
Pomona is a village in Rockland County with half of it’s area located in the Town of Haverstraw and the other half in the Town of Ramapo. It has a very small population of just around 3000 in 2010. Pomona has a total area of 2.4 square miles, with 1.4 square miles belonging to the Town of Haverstraw and 1.0 square mile in the town of Ramapo.
Named after the Roman goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards, Pomona is a close-knit rural community incorporated February 3, 1967. The area has many apple orchards, hence the name.
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Located 35 miles north of New York City, Pomona used to be a rural community in the mid 1900’s where everybody knows everybody. But, due to developments in transportation, the village has attracted a wide variety of settlers and is now a far busier place. Instead of trees and farms, strip malls now line the main thoroughfares and palatial new homes have been built.
Because of the split location, Pomona has 2 school districts – North Rockland and East Ramapo. Aside from the public schools, there are also private schools like Rockland County Day School in Congers, Saddle River Day School in Saddle River, N.J, Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, and the Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day in New City.
Pomona has three major parks: Burgess Meredith, Secor and Van den Hende. It is also near Harriman State Park which is the second-largest park in the New York State park system. Burgess Meredith Park, named after the actor, has a basketball court, an exercise trail, a ball field and paths winding by Minisceongo Creek.
Pomona is only minutes away from major shopping malls like the Nanuet Mall and Palisades Center Mall in Nyack. Pacesetter Park Shopping Center along Route 202 also has shops and a supermarket. Famous restaurants include Red Rock Café in Garnerville and the Runcible Spoon Bakery in Nyack.
You can also find interesting places like the Pomona Cultural Center and the Provident Bank Park. The Provident Bank Park is a stadium primarily used for baseball and is home field of the Rockland Boulders and the St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team.
The average commuting time in Pomona is 40 minutes. Although most prefer to drive, commuters also take the Red and Tan Lines bus service from the junction of Pomona Road and Route 45 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Right now Pomona’s housing is a mix of ’70s-era development of contemporary single-family homes, palatial new homes, condos, apartments and luxury rental complexes. Despite commercial and residential developments, Pomona has retained some of its “small village” atmosphere.