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Old 06-02-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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My husband has accepted a job on Fox Street in Poughkeepsie and we are moving in the short term. Everyone we have spoken to says not to move to Poughkeepsie City and if you do, stay near the college. Many we spoke to won't even drive into the city if they can avoid it. People have said the Town of Poughkeepsie was OK and the Spackenkill and Arlington school districts were also good. We, however, have elected to commute and plan to look move to Rhinebeck.
Rhinebeck is an excellent choice!
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Thanks - we hope so!
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Dutchess County, NY
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Do you have to live in the city? Or just in the area? Vast difference. Dutchess County is rural for the most part and just a few miles can make all the difference as far as "safety" and schools.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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I am considering a move to the Town of Poughkeepsie and would like to know if there are any parks with nice running/jogging trails or greenways. I tried conducting an Internet search, and all I could find was the Walkway over the Hudson and not much information as to whether the bridge is connected to a city or county park.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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If you wont drive into Poughkeepsie you should move into a bubble and consider yourself dead,, lol, its not nearly that bad...
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Orange County, NY
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I am considering a move to the Town of Poughkeepsie and would like to know if there are any parks with nice running/jogging trails or greenways. I tried conducting an Internet search, and all I could find was the Walkway over the Hudson and not much information as to whether the bridge is connected to a city or county park.

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The Walkway Over The Hudson spans from the City of Poughkeepsie on the Dutchess County (east) side to Highland on the Ulster County (west) side. It isn't connected to a county park, but is to the City of Poughkeepsie; the west side entrance/exit (Highland, Ulster County) is a wooded area in the foothills of the Catskills.

For more recreation/parks in the area: Taconic Region - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

There's also Bowdoin Park in Wappingers and the Wappinger Greenway Trail.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: upstate NY
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i live in the area, i'm always in what is called here as Po-Town. u have to understand this area before u judge it. potown is the main "city" around here. but there are so many towns adjacent to each other. from south to north u have coldspring,fishkill(city,town), Beacon(city,town) east fishkill, hopewell jct, stormville, wappingers falls(city,town), lagrange ville, arlington, po-town(city,town), hyde park(city,town), staatsburg, rhinebeck(city,town). and theres only 3 DMVs for so many ppl. so everyone funnels into po-town. i wont live there in the city but i dont mind going there for what ever reason. ppl are nice there. dont be scared of color it;s like a crayon box there. theres lots of police if u feel the need u need them. they drive around all day so no worrys. GET A GPS if u go there. if u don't know there area u will get lost in some spots. u don't wanna drive into some where u don't wanna be. u have everything u need in the city and if not hit rt9. if u have any questions about anything let me know, pm me
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Wappingers Falls, NY
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If you wont drive into Poughkeepsie you should move into a bubble and consider yourself dead,, lol, its not nearly that bad...
Yes it is, and in fact it's worse than that. Given the choice between Poughkeepsie and Baghdad, I'd take Baghdad. I don't even like driving through there, and the really sucky part is that it's the county seat. But at least if the DA wants to go find criminals they just have to look across the street.

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i live in the area, i'm always in what is called here as Po-Town. u have to understand this area before u judge it. potown is the main "city" around here. but there are so many towns adjacent to each other. from south to north u have coldspring,fishkill(city,town), Beacon(city,town) east fishkill, hopewell jct, stormville, wappingers falls(city,town), lagrange ville, arlington, po-town(city,town), hyde park(city,town), staatsburg, rhinebeck(city,town).
I recommend Fishkill and Wappingers in particular, both have wonderful walk-though main streets/business districts, great places to spend time in spring and fall (and in summer if it's not too hot). I grew up in LaGrangeville, there's nothing there. Pleasant Valley is better, but still too rural for me. Beacon is pretty nice, a little more urban than Fishkill and Wappingers Falls, both of which I think strike an excellent balance between urban and small-town rural (whereas LaGrangeville and Pleasant Valley are more like places you drive through on your way to somewhere else...which is what I usually do ).

Millbrook is also an exceptionally pleasant small town vibe, but it's out toward CT.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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Yes it is, and in fact it's worse than that. Given the choice between Poughkeepsie and Baghdad, I'd take Baghdad. I don't even like driving through there, and the really sucky part is that it's the county seat. But at least if the DA wants to go find criminals they just have to look across the street.
That dosen't sound overly dramatic at all.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Marist & Vassar are both in the TOWN of Poughkeepsie. People tend to think they are in the city but just incorrectly ASSume!! Parks galore! PHS shot! Go to Arlington district which is anything east of N. Clinton & Raymond. I live in the Town of Poughkeepsie (Red Oaks Mill) near Spackenkill and NEVER-Ever have to go up to the city. Maybe once a year to meet someone for drinks but it is only 5sq miles and everything is in the town. People who live in entire Duchess County have to come to the Town of Poughkeepsie because we have all the shopping and restaurants.
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