Prior to the 1960s, Dutchess County was primarily agricultural. Since then the southwestern part (from Poughkeepsie south and From the Taconic State Parkway westward) of the county has developed into a largely residential area, suburban in character, with many of its residents commuting to jobs in New York City. Most famously known as the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The family home located in Hyde Park, overlooks the Hudson River. His family’s home is now the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.
The median sold price of a home in Dutchess County in 2014 was $249,950. There is a large array of homes to choose from to fit every price range. Large colonials, modern contemporary, condos and cooperatives are all available in the area.
If schools are what is important to you, there are a host of websites where research information can be obtained.The Public School website does a quality report on all the local schools, as does Zillow.
Dining and Shopping
Dining and shopping is a clear pleasure if you live in Dutchess County. If you take a ride on Route 9 from Fishkill to Poughkeepsie there is nothing you cannot find. Every food, every large department store, mall, furniture you name it we have it.
Bardavon 1869 Opera House is the Oldest operating theater in New York State and 12th oldest in the country presents dance, music, theatre, & films, a young people’s theatre series. Home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. When is the last time you went to the Drive In? Or maybe you never have there are 5 to choose from in Dutchess County.
Parks and Recreation
For something different how about a fun summer day at Splash Down? A great day to spend a summer afternoon at the local water park.
Dutchess County just as much of the Hudson Valley Region has major transportation to the NY metropolitan area.