Suffern is conveniently located just off the New York State Thruway, which provides quick and easy access to the Tappan Zee Bridge, New York City and upstate regions. Suffern also connects with Route 59, known as the “Main Street” of Rockland County. Suffern’s useful location gives residents access to dozens of shopping centers and malls in and around the village. All major area airports are within 35 miles of the village.
One of the area’s major medical centers can be found in Suffern in Good Samaritan Hospital as well as the county’s largest education institution, Rockland Community College. The Suffern Village Museum provides a historical background on the village’s roots.
Suffern is part of the Ramapo Parks and Recreation Department, which currently includes approximately 525 acres of mostly developed land. There are 14 parks with facilities that include two outdoor swimming pools, the award-winning18-hole Spook Rock Golf Course, two recreation buildings, 18 tennis courts, eight handball courts, picnic groves, basketball courts, ball fields, playgrounds, bocce courts, jogging and bicycle paths, ponds for fishing and ice skating, an amphitheater, an exercise trail, and a gazebo for concerts and nature areas.
Students in Suffern attend the award-winning Ramapo Central School District, which includes five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.