Chestnut Ridge, NY is one of the tri-state, NYC area’s little secrets. It is world famous in natural living and Anthroposophical circles, and has the quickest commuter express bus to NYC in the County. People come from all over the world to live specifically in Chestnut Ridge. And it is bursting at the seams with interesting people – Why?
Here’s a list of some of our favorite things about “The Ridge”:
The “Lost Eichlers”
Dexter Park – Iconic Mid-Century Modern Architect Joseph Eichler purchased the property of Chestnut Ridge’s Dexter Park neighborhood to build his only development outside of California. He ran into roadblocks with $ and building codes after only building three of his unique homes. (They remain the only 3 Eichler homes outside of California.) Another developer continued building Eichler-inspired mid-century style homes throughout Dexter Park throughout the 60s.
Forefront of the Biodynamic Farming movement.
People come worldwide to take courses or intern at this internationally acclaimed school for Biodynamic Agriculture and Beekeeping.
Offers parent and child classes, and nursery/kindergarten through 12th grades. Founded in 1950, it is one of the oldest and largest of the approximately 170 independent North American Waldorf schools (there are about 1,000 such schools worldwide).
Sunbridge Institute – International Waldorf teacher training
Unique Shops and Cafes
The proverbial corner store. Except this one focuses almost exclusively on local and organic.
(Open Fridays only). Hyper-Local farm fresh produce, dairy, and breads, hand-dipped candles & handmade gifts – all for purchase and produced on site. Thrift shop, and a healthy cafe with a giant outdoor play area.
Meadowlark Toys & Sunbridge Bookstore Beautiful natural and imported European toys, decor, books, and premium unique baby gifts.
Fresh roasted high-quality coffee drinks, homemade Ice cream and health conscious baked goods. Always vegan/gluten-free choices available.
European style café that is warm and inviting. The Café features breads and viennoiserie from their in house bakery, special house blend coffee roast, made from scratch soups, sandwiches and salads, along with, a custom built wood burning Neapolitan pizza oven.
Yoga Synthesis – Quality yoga classes for every level.
Local Theater, world class musicians, beautiful architecture.
Easy Access to NYC
25 miles from NYC. 45 Express Bus to NYC Port Authority is the quickest commute to Midtown Manhattan from Rockland County.
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