Hillcrest is a hamlet incorporated in 1893 and census-designated place, in the town of RamapoRockland CountyNew YorkUnited States. It is located north of Spring Valley, east of Viola, south of New Square and New Hempstead, and west of New City

The community is within the East Ramapo Central School District.

Schools in Hillcrest:

Kakiat Elementary School
Hempstead School

In the early 1900s, Hillcrest became a summer retreat for working-class families from New York City; the families could access Hillcrest by train from New Jersey (after ferrying across to the western shore of the Hudson). In the 1960s, Hillcrest attracted Jews from the boroughs of Brooklyn and The Bronx in New York City; the Jewish people going to Hillcrest desired inexpensive starter homes, a short commute and a suburban atmosphere.In the 1990s, the community attracted immigrants from Asia and the Caribbean, as well as from Brooklyn and The Bronx, who moved to the community for the same reasons as the Jews did in previous decades. 

The significant exodus of Jews from Hillcrest in the 1990s resulted in the closure of many local businesses that had operated for more than thirty years, including kosher butcher shops, kosher delis and bakeries in Hillcrest and nearby communities such as Spring Valley and New City.

For more information about Hillcrest and the neighborhood, call a Q Home Sales Representative 845-35Q-HOME (845-357-4663)


Information Copyright 2023, Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The source of the displayed data is either the property owner or public record provided by non-governmental third parties. It is believed to be reliable but not guaranteed. This information is provided exclusively for consumers’ personal, non-commercial use.
The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc.

© 2023 Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved.