With 2,670 residents in western Sullivan County, the town of Delaware, NY was founded 1896. It sits on the border of Wayne County, PA—over the Delaware River famously crossed by George Washington. With the quiet lifestyle rich in natural beauty, homeowners can enjoy valleys with unparalleled river views or rolling hills that provide “postcard perfect” vistas any time of year.
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Delaware encompasses 956 households and 657 families on 35.59 square miles. The median household income is over $40,000, while the median family income is just under $46,000. About 87% of residents identify as white, 9% as African-American, and less than 1% among each other background category. There are some 1,400 housing units, offering a median home listing price of $175,000. Browse the newest real estate listings in Delaware, NY.
The Sullivan West Central School District operates public schools for the growing minds of young residents. It enrolls students from pre-K to grade 12 in two campuses—a high school and an elementary school. Total enrollment is about 1,000 students. It is recognized for above average academic attainment and its low student-teacher ratio, 12:1, which enables teachers to provide a more individual experience to their pupils.
Sullivan West offers a Gifted Program to identify and support students with exceptional intellectual potential. It also operates an Advanced Placement program where older students can qualify for college credit. It is in New York’s top quintile as both one of the safest schools and one of the best places to teach. With a graduation rate of 92%, grads have gone on to Binghamton University, SUNY Oneonta, and others. Find homes in Delaware by school district.
The two largest employers for local residents are the storied Villa Roma Country Club and the Delaware Valley Job Corps Center. A highly regarded resort hotel and conference center, Villa Roma is known for its eponymous golf course, built 1986 and called “a little slice of heaven” by Golf Digest.
The Delaware Valley Job Corps Center provides on-the-job training to help young people of all backgrounds find and maintain good jobs. Operating since 1964, it employs dozens of staff members, instructors, and counselors.
Sullivan County has more than 350 employers, from small businesses to towering multinationals. With nearly 7,000 employees throughout the county, Eastman Chemical Company is the #1 private employer by total jobs. Other local leaders include BAE Systems, Robinette Company, Domtar Paper, and Bristol Metals.
A visit to Villa Roma is a great way to enjoy the finer things in life. Enjoy sumptuous dining in the clubhouse or visit one of the region’s most talked-about golf courses. The par-71, 6,514-yard course offers opportunities for beginner and expert golfers.
One of Delaware’s many claims to fame is its proximity to the site of the historic Woodstock music festival. That’s now the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and visitors can see a permanent exhibit on the magic of 1960s culture or catch live music in the outdoor amphitheater.
Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, and eagle-watching are on offer at the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. In the summer, you will find family-friendly programs from the Delaware Youth Center and a profusion of farmer’s markets based in communities up and down the river.
Ten minutes away in Callicoon, the “movie palace” Callicoon Theater—built in 1948—reigns as the oldest continually operated movie theater in Sullivan County. The single-screen, 100% digital theater continues to offer classic films as well as full premises rental for your most memorable events.
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