Montebello (Italian: "Beautiful mountain") is an incorporated village in the town of RamapoRockland CountyNew YorkUnited States. It is located north of Suffern, east of Hillburn, south of Wesley Hills, and west of Airmont

Schools in Montebello:

Montebello Road Elementary

Suffern Senior High School

Viola Elementary School

Montebello Estate

Mansion of the Ryan family in Montebello, NY

One such estate was that of wealthy New York financier Thomas Fortune Ryan. In August 1887, the Ryans purchased the former Groesbeck mansion, which was built in the 1860s. From the hilltop, the estate had a commanding view of the Ramapo Mountains. The Ryans called their estate "Montebello". Within three years, they had the elegant frame dwelling torn down and replaced with a large brick and stone mansion at the cost of $600,000. The new summer home contained such amenities as a two-lane bowling alley, an electric elevator, a private chapelgreenhouse, 13 fireplaces and in all, over 44 rooms. The estate comprises 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) and has a working farm, not including the 5 smaller "mansions" the Ryans built for their sons in the area, some of which are still standing today.

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Fant Farm, 253-257 Spook Rock Road. The house and barns date to c.1850.
  • Montebello Village Hall, 1 Montebello Road, (east end of Montebello Road). The Stanley and Blanche Morse House, now the Montebello Village Hall, was built c. 1920. Attributed to the architect George Fowler, it is an interpretation of the Tudor or English Cottage Style. The building was designated a Montebello Historic Landmark on December 17, 2008.
  • Residence, Tudor Revival (c.1923), 1 Lake Road, (west end of Montebello Road)

For more information about Montebello and the neighborhood, call a Q Home Sales Representative 845-35Q-HOME (845-357-4663)

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