Why you'd want to live in Ramapo
Ramapo is a town in Rockland County, New York, United States. Ramapo, which means "Sweet Water", was formerly known as New Hempstead. As of the 2010 census, Ramapo had a total population of 126,595. If Ramapo were incorporated as a city, it would be the sixth-largest city in the state of New York. The city's name, recorded variously as Ramopuck, Ramapock, or Ramapough, is of Lenape origin, meaning either "sweet water" or "slanting rocks". Maps referred to Ramapo as Ramepog - 1695,Ramepogh -1711, and Ramapog - 1775. (Romantic Suffern - Chapter 7) The town is located south of Haverstraw and west of Clarkstown and Orangetown.