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Introduction to Dutchess County Neighborhoods

Located halfway between New York City and Albany, and between the Hudson River and the Connecticut border, Dutchess County offers a unique mix of amenities. There is urban appeal in its two major cities, Poughkeepsie and Beacon, with their excellent restaurants, museums, arts and minor-league sports. And nature lovers can enjoy the mountainous terrain of the Taconics and Hudson Highlands, and the county’s abundant lakes, rivers and streams. The county also boasts dozens of historic homes, including the Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Sites, along with the Mills Mansion, Montgomery Place and Wilderstein, all situated on the banks of the Hudson and offering stunning views of the landscape. Education is also a big part of the county’s appeal, with several top-notch public and private high schools and colleges, including Bard, Vassar, Marist colleges and the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America. Best of all, Dutchess is an easy commute to the City, with access provided by I-84, Route 9, Amtrak, Metro-North, several bus lines and nearby Stewart International Airport, just across the river.

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Hudson Valley Events

  • Beacon Flea Market


    Beacon Flea Market is set to open our seventh season on April 2nd 2017. Beacon Flea Market is located at 6 Henry St, Beacon, NY, just off Main St...

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  • Awaken Wellness Fair


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  • Annual Holiday Pottery Sale


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  • #CMOST Gives Back


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  • Call for Artists: Leave your Swords at the Door


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  • Between I and Thou


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  • Between I and Thou


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  • Clay Art Center Presents Clay Holiday: Annual Sale and Studio Tour


    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to...

  • An Evening with Todd Rundgren (w/ Full Band)


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  • An Evening with Todd Rundgren (w/Full Band)


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  • After Some Time


    Solo exhibition of paintings and mixed media drawings by Thomas Huber. 

  • Breaking the Code


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