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Old 01-10-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I have a few questions about apartments in the Hudson Valley (there is no section for HV - hopefully this will work). I'm looking to move to either Orange, Dutchess, Putnam or upper Westchester county in June. I notice that rents are rather high in the towns I'm pursuing (Beacon, Cornwall, Cold Spring). Up $1200 for a decent 2 bdrm - yikes!

What are some other towns that are worth looking into for more affordable prices? The furthest North I'm willing to go is Poughkeepsie. I used to live in the city of Newburgh and I'd like to avoid that. I know it's cheaper, but it's also pretty ghetto these days.

About me: single, professional, female in my mid 30s, two cats, no kids. Work from home (commuting is not a factor). I prefer a friendly neighborhood where I can take walks without being on edge. I like going to pubs, cafes, live music, etc… I enjoy outdoor activities; hiking, biking, skiing, etc… It would be nice to be near the river, but not vital to my choice. I detest apt complexes or high rises. I really prefer a house setting; possibly a duplex/triplex, upstairs or down. Must have laundry (or hook-ups) onsite.

Also, can someone give me some feedback on utility costs? Heat (gas or electric?), hot water, electricity…. Is the provider Central Hudson for all of this? I've seen some craigslist apt ads that state tenants pay an average of $80-100 per month for all of these combined. That sounds too cheap and good to be true. I come from upstate where our heat is gas and it can be reeeeally expensive in the winter (true, it's much colder up here).

Is craigslist the best place for apt hunting in the Hudson Valley?
Any advise or tips is much appreciated!!
Thanks a bunch!!
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