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Nanuet: Essential Things Parents Must Know

Nanuet: Essential Things Parents Must Know

By Samantha Neudorf

Nanuet is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Clarkstown, located in Rockland County. It neighbors the hamlets Pearl River, New City, Spring Valley, and West Nyack. The name “Nanuet” derives from Chief Nannawitt from the Munsee Indian tribe.

Nanuet is 19 miles north of New York City, 19 miles south of Bear Mountain, and just two miles away from the New Jersey border, and makes for a family-friendly area to live in with public and private schools, things to do with kids, shopping, and recreation.

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re considering a move to Nanuet with your family.

Schools in Nanuet

Children in the area will usually attend the Nanuet Union Free School District, which is comprised of five public schools.

Public Schools in Nanuet    

  • George W. Miller Elementary: kindergarten through second grade
  • Bardonia Elementary School: kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Highview Elementary School: third to fourth grade
  • A. MacArthur Barr Middle School: fifth through eighth grade
  • Nanuet Senior High School: ninth through 12th grade

Private Schools in Nanuet    

  • St. Anthony School: pre-kindergarten through eighth grade
  • Congregation Noam E. Lizensk: ninth through 12th grade
  • Albertus Magnus High School: ninth through 12th grade

Private Preschools in Nanuet

  • Kids Kingdom of Rockland
  • Best Friends Family Child Care
  • Small Wonders Day Care
  • Pigtails Nursery Day Care
  • Lederles Little Lads & Lassies
  • Rainbow Connection
  • Little Ones Playhouse Child Care Center
  • Just Us Kids Child Care Center
  • Mariann’s Angels Child Care Center
  • Melanea All Day Child Care Center
  • Sprouting Learners Child Care Center

Shopping in Nanuet

There are many places to pick up everyday necessities, including:

Grocery Shopping in Nanuet

  • Fairway Market
  • A Matter of Health
  • Bombay Market
  • Subzi Bazaar Indian Store
  • Super Stop & Shop
  • Maveli Super Store

Everyday Shopping in Nanuet

The Shops at Nanuet

This mall features Sears and Macy’s department stores along with a Regal Cinema on Exit 14 off the New York State Thruway on Route 59. The popular shopping area has stores like Banana Republic, J. Crew, Loft, and an Apple Store, and restaurants like Bonefish Grill, P.F. Chang’s, and Zinburger.

The Shops at Nanuet

Public Transportation in Nanuet

Whether you are commuting to New York City, New Jersey, or to another hamlet in Rockland County, there are all types of transportation options in Nanuet.

Train Stations in Nanuet 

The train station is located at Prospect and Main streets, and NJ Transit and Metro-North Railroad run through the station on the Pascack Valley lines.

Bus Stations in Nanuet

There are three bus services that run in Rockland County and pass through Nanuet: the Transport of Rockland (TOR), Tappan Zee Express (TZx), and TRIPS Paratransit. All buses provide wheelchair access.

The 59 line from Nyack to Suffern and 93 line from Pearl River to Sloatsburg have stops in Nanuet from TOR buses. The TZx line runs to and from Westchester, stopping at Exit 14 Park & Ride in Nanuet.

Things to Do in Nanuet

Parks and Playgrounds in Nanuet 

Lake Nanuet Park

Has a lake for swimming, water slide, bathhouse, refreshment stand, ball fields, lighted picnic area, and playground in the 33.5-acre park.

Lake Nanuet Park
Davidson Louis

Tennyson Park

Nine-acre park located on Tennyson Drive with ballfields, basketball courts, and a playround.

Community Centers in Nanuet

Pascack Community Center

Facility includes gymnasium, weight room, TV room, game room, auditorium, meeting room, spray park, and basketball court.

JCC Rockland

With a fitness center and sports programs for kids, JCC Rockland in West Nyack is a family-friendly place to stay healthy. Sports and recreation programs for kids include baseball, karate, fencing, soccer, and basketball.

Kids’ Sports Leagues in Nanuet

  • Nanuet Little League: A coed program offering baseball and softball for ages 5-18
  • Nanuet Youth Lacrosse: A coed program for third through eighth grade
  • Nanuet Knights Travel Baseball: A coed program for ages 8-12

Houses of Worship in Nanuet

There are many houses of worship in Nanuet, including:

  • Grace Baptist Church (Southern Baptist Convention)
  • St. Anthony Church (Roman Catholic)
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian)
  • Nanuet Lutheran Brethren Church (Lutheran)
  • Nanuet Hebrew Center (Conservative Synagogue)

Main image: Playground at Tennyson Park
Photo by Davidson Louis


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