Sparkill, formerly known as Tappan Sloat, is an affluent, suburban hamlet in the Town of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Palisades; east of Tappan; south of Piermont and west of the Hudson River. Route 9W passes through it.
Numerous celebrities, such as Al Pacino, Rosie O'Donnell, Larry Mullen Jr., and Hayden Panettiere, have homes in Orangetown, the town in which Sparkill is located. According to trulia.com, currently listed homes in Orangetown reach up to around $10,000,000; as of June 20, 2011, the average listing price for a home in Sparkill is approximately $833,000.
Many residents admire Sparkill for its verdant, small-town, and old-fashioned characteristics, retained even with its conveniently close proximity to New York City. Residents are included in the South Orangetown Central School District public school system.