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About Glen Rock

Glen Rock is a relatively small community of approximately 11,000 residents in only an area of about 2.7 square miles. Located just 22 miles west of New York City makes it easy for commuting to New York City for work or for pleasure, yet allows the enjoyment of a small town.

With its beautiful tree lined streets, Glen Rock is a vibrant, thriving town comprised of residents of many different ages, backgrounds and interests. The town is particularly beautiful in the spring and fall and has several parks and many recreation al fields, as well as the Thielke Arboretum, which has a beautiful gazebo and fountain for enjoying the outdoors.

The town is well known for its excellent school system. Glen Rock’s youth have many activities available to them through the town and the school system, whether it’s in sports, the arts or community service.

There are many, many active groups for adults in sports, the arts, community service, special groups for senior citizens and with the many faith based communities located in town. Some of the highlights during the year include the Family Fun Fair held each June, the Fall Street Fair, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Glen Rock, the Independence Association’s annual parade, the Memorial parade, an annual September 11 tribute, 5K runs hosted by the Jaycees, and food drives and blood drives hosted by Women in Community Service.

Glen Rock’s Chamber of Commerce and Central Business District are active in beautifying the downtown area, hosting the Family Fun Fair and holiday activities. Glen Rock boasts a variety of businesses that make it very convenient for residents to shop for goods and services in their own town.