"Pearl River is beautifully situated about twenty-six miles from New York City on the N.Y. & N.J. branch of the Erie R. R. Commuters in New York City are accomodated by thirty-six trains a day, and many take advantage of living in this healthful, attractive town less than an hour's ride from the city. Population in 1913, 1000; in 1923, 3500, and there is a constant demand for "more houses." Pearl River has many miles of good roads. The State road bisects the town from east to west and affords the best automobile roads to all nearby towns and villages, daily utilized by thousands of automobilers. Unsurpassed educational facilities. The new school building has all modern improvements and cost $250,000 and has extensive athletic field and grounds. There are twenty-one teachers and 530 pupils. Two well managed banks with ample capital and every facility. A fine $100,000 bank building is in construction. Electric light and town water. Two live newspapers, ably conducted, cover local events thoroughly. All necessary lines of trade are represented by enterprising business houses here, some of which have been in active operation for more than thirty years. The Lederle Anti-toxin Laboratories and Farm have a force of about two hundred people. Several manufacturies are here : shirts, dresses, etc., and woodworking establishments. An attractive, well-built shaded park is near the center of the village. The landscape features of Pearl River are exceptionally fine, the residential district truly beautiful with tree lined avenues and handsome homes. Pearl River is the choice of many homeseekers after comparing it with other places near New York City. It is governed under conservative management, has an active community spirit and pride in its homes, schools, etc. and its rapid growth is normal to the excellent, progressive, and prosperous conditions which obtain here.
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