Officially recognized in 1788, Warwick held an important role during the Revolutionary War as a Continental Army Encampment. The town experienced most of its growth of the last centuries as a result of its position along a freight rail line, and it was most notably recognized in Henry William Herbert's book, "The Warwick Woodlands." Today, the town's economy is largely dependent on the agricultural industry. The area has a strong mixture of both blue and white-collar workers. While many individuals work in agriculture, a reasonable number of workers commute to work, and workers spend an average of 33.48 minutes commuting to work.

Located in the Southwest portion of Orange County, New York is the second largest town in the state with a population of 32,065. The town is comprised of eight hamlets and three villages inhabited by affluent residents. Housing costs are substantially higher than in the rest of the nation, but are not as costly as some of the most expensive areas in New York. A little less than half of the housing in the area is single-family homes, and there are a substantial number of high-rise complexes.

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