Population: 45,471

Living in Poughkeepsie, New York:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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3 comments on “Poughkeepsie”

The Town of Poughkeepsie is a nice place. Not as overwhelming as New York City. Close knit communities. This town has lots of places to go to and lots of things to offer. Quieter than any big city and have all the necessities one would ever need.

Poughkeepsie is the final stop on the Metro North Railroad from New York City. Therefore, it rests just beyond the urban sprawl of NYC. The municipality is divided between the City of Poughkeepsie and the Town of Poughkeepsie—all told, the area is home to several institutions of higher education, and many thriving small businesses: cafés, restaurants, shops, and more.

Chelsea, says: 2020

Poughkeepsie is a quiet little town located north of New York City. It is in the historic Hudson Valley. It is a two-hour drive from New York City and is close to the historic Hyde Park. The city is home to the Dutchess County rail trail. It offers many exciting cultural activities, nightlife, and food.

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