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Old 11-10-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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Default Best Place to live on the Hudson

From people who live in the hudson valley, what are the best areas to move and have a family?
What are the Pro's and cons of the area?
If you lived there & moved Would you move back?
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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The Hudson Valley is a pretty big area, can you narrow it down a bit, or a lot?
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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Personally, I would like Nyack due to having diversity, good nightlife, good schools(eventhough there are some with better reputations), good location in regards to NYC or if you want to get away and it is small enough, but has enough going on to be it's own thing. It's walkable too. I guess the cons would be cost of living might be on the higher end and supposedly, there are some little areas where it is rough.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Most of the towns/villages that are right on the hudson have a "ghetto" element. Including Haverstraw, Peekskill, Beacon, Nyack, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Nyack, Ossining, etc. Piermont is one I can think of that doesnt.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Most of the towns/villages that are right on the hudson have a "ghetto" element. Including Haverstraw, Peekskill, Beacon, Nyack, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Nyack, Ossining, etc. Piermont is one I can think of that doesnt.
I don't think that places like Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington and Highland Falls do.

Also, the rough neighborhoods vary depending upon the community. Usually the rough areas are in places known for having brickyards, which were big in many Hudson Valley communities. So, there has always been a blue collar, grittiness to those communities. Most of the communities I would say aren't generally "bad" though.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Can't for get places like Croton, Cornwall-on-Hudson and Hastings.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Most of the towns/villages that are right on the hudson have a "ghetto" element. Including Haverstraw, Peekskill, Beacon, Nyack, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Nyack, Ossining, etc. Piermont is one I can think of that doesnt.
Beacon has had a major changed from the 70s and 80s so I wouldn't call it ghetto anymore. The Town of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie are affluent areas and are perfectly fine unfortunately the city parts of the area give the towns a bad name. This is why people have to remember there is a city and town in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, two completely separate areas.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Beacon has had a major changed from the 70s and 80s so I wouldn't call it ghetto anymore. The Town of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie are affluent areas and are perfectly fine unfortunately the city parts of the area give the towns a bad name. This is why people have to remember there is a city and town in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, two completely separate areas.
Good point about Poughkeepsie and Newburgh. Doesn't the city of Poughkeepsie at least a nice area near the colleges? What about Newburgh?

Also, Kingston is another city that has some rough areas, but isn't that bad in general. I think Catskill and Hudson are similar in that respect too.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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Good point about Poughkeepsie and Newburgh. Doesn't the city of Poughkeepsie at least a nice area near the colleges? What about Newburgh?

Also, Kingston is another city that has some rough areas, but isn't that bad in general. I think Catskill and Hudson are similar in that respect too.
Kingston is the same as Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. The Town of Kingston and Ulster are good areas surrounding the city of Kingston.

Good parts of the city of Newburgh is being north of South St and west of Robinson Ave - 9w/32. The worst part is between south st and Washington St (near the hospital).

Actually the colleges Vassar and Marist are both located in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Out of Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Newburgh, the worst city is Newburgh (shame to say it because it's really sad). Newburgh has a lot of exciting projects and many positive people trying to get the city more like Beacon. What hurts Newburgh is the lack of businesses (no tax base, which is why Newburgh is in such a financial mess) and the government shipping welfare people to Newburgh who provide nothing positive to the city. Pathetic how drugs and gangs are destroying the city of Newburgh. These people should be sent to prison for life.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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I have personally visited Newburgh, and there are ghetto sections. I have not been to many other sections along the Hudson, like Ithica, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, etc

Thanks for the feedback
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