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Middletown, NY

Located in Orange County, Middletown is a part of New York's Hudson Valley. The city is in close proximity to New York City and Port Jervis, New York. The area is also near the Walkill River and the Shawangunk Mountains, an area renowned for its majestic and scenic landscape.

Founded in 1744 by Dutch settlers, Middletown is currently home to about 26,000 residents.

NEIGHBORHOODS AND DISTRICTS

Downtown Middletown is experiencing resurgence, largely due to the resources and marketing efforts of the Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District. The area is noted for its unique architecture, historic churches and Victorian houses. It is also home to the Historic Paramount Theater, and various events, festivals and community outreach programs.

The residential neighborhoods of Middletown accommodate around 10,000 houses; a little less than half are owner-occupied while renters occupy the remainder.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRIES

The leading industries in Middletown are education, healthcare, social services and retail trade. One of the largest private employers in the city is Mediacom Communications, a cable-service company. Additionally, Tucker Center for Cancer Care and Orange Regional Medical Center are based in Middletown and employ hundreds of people.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

  • The Interactive Museum: Created in 1996, the Interactive Museum is a hands-on learning experience designed to teach children about science and technology. The museum features interactive exhibits, tours, demonstrations, and educational classes.
  • The Historic Paramount Theatre: Registered as an historic place, the Historic Paramount Theatre is a community theatre organization located in downtown Middletown. Built in 1929, this 1,100-seated theatre features new and original plays, classic movies, urban gospel theatre, ethnic shows, children's events, dance performances, workshops, orchestra concerts, and is recognized as a major player in the revitalization of downtown Middletown. The theatre also sponsors recitals, fundraisers, community receptions, meetings, and patriotic events.
  • Hillside Cemetery: Designed by Calvert Vaux, the Hillside Cemetery is a memorial to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Civil War.
  • First Congregational Church of Middletown: Established in 1785, the First Congregational Church is located in downtown Middletown. The building has a rich history, being one of the first buildings in the city.

FAMILY FUN

  • Academy Avenue Park
  • Beattie Hill Park
  • Ben & Paula Amchir Park
  • Bennett Hill Park
  • Katherine Chappell Memorial Park
  • Fancher-Davidge Park
  • Jerry's Park
  • Linden Avenue Park
  • Maple Hill Park
  • Sproat Street Park
  • Thrall Park
  • Wallace Park
  • Watts Memorial Park

From June through August, the following playgrounds are open in Middletown:

  • Academy Avenue Park Beattie Hill Park
  • Bennett Hill Park
  • David Moore Heights
  • Fancher-Davidge Park
  • Jerome W. Neil Park
  • Maple Hill Park
  • Sproat Street Park
  • Thrall Park
  • Ben & Paula Amchir Park

COMMUNITIES

  • The Downtown Middletown Business Improvement: Established in 1991, the Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District receives tax credits and uses them to improve business in downtown Middletown. The organization operates as a liaison between local businesses and city government. They also operate as a resource for new economic and business developments in downtown Middletown.
  • Orange County Land Trust: The Orange County Land Trust is an organization committed to preserving the fields, forests, wetlands, ridgelines and river corridors of Orange County through a voluntary workforce. The trust sponsors community events, conferences, hikes, and educational programs.
  • Orange County Chamber of Commerce: With more than 2,000 members, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce is a comprehensive business and professional resource for the Mid-Hudson region. The chamber is the largest business and professional organization in the Mid-Hudson region and one of the 10 largest in New York State. The chamber offers a residents health insurance programs, networking programs, special events, marketing opportunities, business advocacy programs, economic development assistance, tourism promotion, and relocation information.

EVENTS

  • Spring Time Flowers: Sponsored by the Middletown Business Improvement District, Spring Time Flowers is a community flower-planting event. Flowers are grown all summer and hung throughout the community on light poles and flowerbeds in downtown Middletown.
  • Business Improvement District Farmers' Market: Held from June through October, the Middletown Farmers' Market provides residents with array of local vegetables, fruits, and plants every Saturday.
  • Annual Tree Lighting: Sponsored by the Downtown Business Improvement District and the Middletown Cultural Affairs Department, the Annual Tree Lighting is a holiday lighting ceremony and parade held in December.
  • Summer Concert Series: Also sponsored by the Downtown Business Improvement District, the Summer Concert Series features local artists and musicians. It is held in downtown Middletown.

LOCAL MEDIA

Mid-Hudson News: Located in Middletown, the Mid-Hudson News provides local and national news throughout the Hudson Valley.

EDUCATION

SUNY Orange: Founded in 1950, SUNY Orange was the first county-sponsored community college in the State University of New York system. Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, SUNY Orange is a two-year institution that offers three degrees: the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science.

GETTING AROUND

MidCity Transit operates various bus routes throughout Middletown.

By car, Middletown is located near Interstate 84 and NY 17.

Middletown is located near Metro-North Railroad's Port Jervis station with service to New York City.

For air travel, Randall Airport is the nearest option.