Woodbury is both a Town and Village in Orange County, New York and contains the hamlets of Highland Mills and Central Valley. The Town of Woodbury was founded in 1889 and the Village of Woodbury was formed in 2006 which covers all the same land as the Town of Woodbury, minus Harriman.
Woodbury has a long and rich history over the last hundred and twenty five years. More history and detail can be found on the Woodbury Wikipedia page.
The major areas that the Town of Woodbury controls includes the Police Department, Highway Department, Courts, Parks and Buildings & Grounds. The Town Board consists of four council people and one supervisor each featuring four year terms, with two council positions being staggered two years off of the other two and the supervisor.
The areas of control for the Village of Woodbury includes the Building, Planning and Zoning aspects as well as maintains ownership of local roads, has the Water & Sewer Department and the Fire Department. The Village is governed by a mayor and four trustees who each have two year terms, with two trustee seats being staggered 1 year off from the other positions.
For more information regarding government, please visit the Town of Woodbury and Village of Woodbury websites.
The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District covers the majority of the area for public schooling. The MW school system is one of the highest rated schools in the United States and features over 7,000 total enrolled students across all schools across all grades, K through 12.
Select areas do fall under the Cornwall Central School District as it is based on distance to the school rather than municipality.
Shopping & Local Attractions
Woodbury features one of the largest outlet center malls in the world, the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. It is a world destination which features over 200 premium stores. With worldwide attention, the Woodbury Common receives over 13 million visitors a year.
Multiple nearby shopping centers and strip malls fill in all the needs of any shopper from downscale to upscale and features both large and small businesses.
Parks & Recreation
The Town of Woodbury maintains multiple parks throughout the area. The Central Valley Pool which is a large, paved & painted swimming area featuring deep ends and diving boards. Earl Reservoir is a natural swimming area featuring a sandy beach, fishing, paddle boats & diving boards. Both parks are open to all residents of Woodbury, and guest passes are available for non-residents.
Both locations feature playgrounds, basketball & tennis courts and fields. Earl Reservoir also features baseball & soccer fields as well as a rollerskating rink.
Visit the Town Parks & Recreation website for more information on our beautiful parks.
Utilities & Communication
Electricity is provided by Orange & Rockland while natural gas is largely provided by Central Hudson.
Phone & internet providers include Frontier Communications & Optimum/Cablevision. Select areas may also fall underVerizon FiOS for service as well. Television service is also provided by Optimum. Having multiple competitive options in the area makes internet service in Woodbury reliable, fast and cheap.
All major cell phone companies have excellent coverage in the area, including fast 4G speeds. Always check coverage maps for carriers for the most up to date information