In New Paltz the Village is the central area people think of as "New Paltz".
It really gets complicated when you take into account the address. Many people that have an address of New Paltz live in the Town of Esopus or the Town of Gardiner. The school districts are another set area.
What does all this mean to you when you are searching for a home? Do you have children that you want to go to a certain school district? Do your search by that school. If you want to be in the Village- do not search the zip code.
I know it all sounds complicated- It sounds like it is time to develop that relationship with a realtor now to help you sort it all out.
Best of Luck
John J Lease Realtors