Part of an historic intentional community.

 

EcoTaj is located in Skyview Acres, a cooperative community in Rockland County. Only 25 minutes from George Washington Bridge, Skyview Acres is anything but a typical New York City suburb.

Set on 115 wooded acres in the historic Hudson Valley and surrounded by state and county parkland, it boasts an old-style stream-fed swimming pool—in Spring, the community-made pond is home to a pair of nesting mallards—a ballfield carved from the forest by the residents themselves and roads built by the hard labor of the community’s founding fathers and mothers.

Most members of the community are part of the Skyview Acres Land Trust (SALT), which is part of the National Land Trust Association. As such, none of these properties can be subdivided or developed in any appreciable way.

At once close-knit and all-embracing, Skyview was one of the first suburban communities in the United States to welcome members of racial minorities, and it has continued to grow and prosper for nearly 75 years in a spirit of open-minded cooperation and volunteerism.