For an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City, many people escape to the nearby Rockland County. Popular for its incredible views of the Hudson River and the miles of preserved parklands, many flock to Rockland for the rolling mountain scenery and the plethora of outdoor activities to take in. A wonderful mix of quaint villages and towns and spacious open land, Rockland County also has an historic appeal in its colonial-era churches, museums and homes. The schools are among the best in the state and often celebrate the rich local history as well as the latest technological advancements. Rockland is a great place to raise a family and its safe, friendly communities are part of what make it such a draw for tourists and residents alike.