Middletown is known as one of the hottest spots in Orange County today for good reason. With a fast-growing downtown sector, numerous shopping centers and cultural options, and one of the area’s most outstanding school systems, Middletown has it all.
Located near the intersection of Interstate Route 84 and Route 17, Middletown is easily accessible to New York City by train, car or bus. Thousands of people take the many commuter trains and buses to New York City and the greater metropolitan area each day.
In addition to Middletown’s award-winning school district, the city features one of the leading community colleges in the country, Orange County Community College. Founded in 1952, OCCC features some of the most challenging courses available in the Hudson Valley. Middletown has a significant commitment to the economic success of its business community. Through the Office of Economic and Community Development, a Small Business Revolving Loan Fund has been in place for more than a decade. This program has provided more than 100 business in excess of $2 million dollars in loans to small businesses throughout the city. With numerous cultural, arts and crafts events, ethnic festivals, as well as the historic Paramount Theater, Middletown is truly a city in full bloom.