Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Firthcliffe, New York is a three square mile hamlet in upstate New York. Named for the closed Firth Carpet Factory that was largely responsible in building up the area, Firthcliffe is located within the town of Cornwall, Orange County, New York. This picturesque community of just over 5,000 residents is less than two miles from the Hudson River. The weather warms to a high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and lows to freezing in winter. The average rainfall is around 50 inches of precipitation annually.
The median family income in Firthcliffe, New York, as reported by the census bureau, was $65, 795.00 with a per capita income of $24,894.00. Less than 7% of the population reported below the established poverty line. This thriving economic environment enjoyed by the community is evidenced by the multiple listings in the Firthcliffe, New York business directory. In part, the 60 mile proximity to New York City contributes to the locales affluence; however, the ambiance is all upscale rural country.
The population's ethnic diversity is primarily Caucasian with a reported 6.32% Hispanic, 1.19% African descent, 1.11% Asian, and 1.53% residents of other races. The cultural mixture is seen on investigation of the Firthcliffe, New York yellow pages in an abundance of business catering to varied cultural backgrounds. Restaurants, food stores, interior design, and many other listed companies advertise flavors and specialty items from around the globe. There exists a large amount of culture in this geographically small region. Firthcliffe, New York represents the best of New York State geography and community.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan