The Village of Spring Valley is on the border of two towns and spans the east town line of the Town of Ramapo, which is the west town line of the town of Clarkstown. The village is next to the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) and is served by a New Jersey Transit train station at the terminus of the Pascack Valley Line. Spring Valley is 22 miles north of Manhattan, and five miles north of the New Jersey border. Spring Valley is considered to be one of the more urban communities in Rockland County.
Landmarks and places of interest
- Finkelstein Memorial Library – 24 Chestnut Street – Built in 1940. Books, maps and news-clipping files on Rockland County history and local newsworthy events.
- Holocaust Museum & Study Center – 17 South Madison Avenue – Permanent exhibit combines graphics, montages, artifacts, and audiovisual displays to detail every phase of the Holocaust. Changing art exhibits.
- St. Paul's Episcopal Church – 26 South Madison Ave – The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The first service took place in 1868, four years before the first service in the new church was held December 18, 1873. (NRHP)
- Spring Valley's Columbian Fire Engine Co. Celebrated its 150th anniversary September 7, 2011.
- Spring Valley (Metro-North station) – Municipal Plaza, 1 North Main Street
- Spring Valley High School – Route 59.
- U.S. Post Office – North Madison Avenue (NRHP)