Middletown NY is a city in the northern half of Orange County. Its five square miles are home to 28,000 people.
The Middletown NY area of Orange County was originally settled in the mid 1700s. It was named “Middle”town because it was in between other settlements. The name subsequently changed to South Middletown, and then back to just Middletown in 1848 when it became a village. The village grew and was incorporated as a city in 1888. Middletown became industrialized, providing industries such as furniture, lawnmower blades and shoes. Eventually many of these factories closed. The area then saw growth as commuting firefighters, police officers and other workers moved into the area. This residential development slowed when municipal employees were required to reside in the city, but retail and medical economies grew, ensuring Middletown remained a thriving place.
Middletown is home to many medical services. They include the Orange Regional Medical Center which specializes in emergency medicine, cardiology, birthing, outpatient services, cancer care and neurosciences. This hospital is located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown (exit 122 off of Route 17). Middletown also houses five Crystal Run medical facilities. They provide urgent care and various medical specialities. See their website for more information.
Retail and Entertainment
Residents of other towns in the area not only utilize Middletown’s medical services, but visit the retail and entertainment establishments which are plentiful. For example, the Galleria at Crystal Run is chock full of shopping and dining choices, and is also home to the AMC Loews Metroplex 16. This facility is located at 1 Galleria Drive in Middletown. There are over 100 tenants in the shopping center, such as Macy’s, JCPenney, Target, H&M, Victoria’s Secret and more. The Galleria also holds special events such as the late October Mall-O-Ween, Zumba and more.
Middletown offers several options for overnight stays. The Courtyard by Marriott and the Hampton Inn are located on Crystal Run Crossing, close to shopping and highways. The Microtel Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn are also in the same location. There are other locations available as well; a quick Internet search will provide more options.
Middletown includes many different types of house options. Single family homes can range a gamut from Victorian homes built in the early 1800s to new construction colonials being built in 2018, and everything in between. In addition, if you want to live in a condominium complex, you can do so. Middletown also has a very healthy rental market. City living and country living are both available in the Middletown area. Finally, while many of the homes are not part of a particular development, there are also housing developments in the area. A few examples are:
- Highrose Ridge: This is a community of townhouses still being built. The 33 acre property will include 133 three-bedroom homes in total. The property includes a clubhouse, outdoor pool, carry-inkitchen and community room. More information can be found here.
- Pilgrim Estates: This community of single family homes was established in the 1960s. These are mostly ranch and bi-level ranch homes.
- Presidential Heights: This is also an established single family development. Many different styles are available here including ranch, colonial, contemporary or bi-level.
- Clemson Park: This condominium complex was built in the late 1970s. The units are one to three bedroom with ~850 to 1,500 of living space.
- Pondside at Spring Hollow: This is a townhouse complex with 44 units, each with three floors, two car garages and two and a half baths. The property includes a pool, pond, clubhouse, playground, gazebo and tennis courts.
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