Welcome to the Hudson Valley and Manhattan
Steeped in history. Vibrantly modern. A place where the arts thrive. From Manhattan to the Hudson Valley, our neighborhoods, towns and villages offer exceptional places to live for first-time homebuyers, young professionals, growing families, empty nesters and retirees. Find a place with an easy commute to New York City or close to your job right near your home. Find the peace and quiet of the country, yet be in the thick of at a farmer’s market, art show, or world-class restaurant in minutes.
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Culturally Modern, Yet Steeped in a Rich History
George Washington slept here — all over the Hudson Valley. Along with pieces of history everywhere you turn, you'll find amazing places to call home, lively arts and entertainment, and top-rated schools from pre-K to post-grad.
The Hudson Valley's rich historical heritage dates to the late-1600s. Hunters, trappers and traders used the river for transporting goods to and from New York City. The state of New York established itself at the White Plains Courthouse in July of 1776.
During the Revolution, George Washington headqurtered in the Hasbrouck house in Newburgh. He moved to West Point, then known as Fort Clinton, to take advantage of its strategic position overlooking the river at the Hudson Highlands. West Point, of course, is now home to the U.S. Military Academy.
Farmers and settlers followed. As the area grew, it became a haven for families getting out of New York City. Sprawling country houses and estates were built by Rockefellers, Roosevelts, and Vanderbilts. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum welcomes visitors and historians to his home in Hyde Park.
Vibrant Culture, Now and Then
Don’t think you have to go into the city to get your fix of arts, culture or entertainment. We’ve got plenty to do and see right here at home.
Art and artists have long called the Hudson Valley home. A major movement in painting was born here, the Hudson River School. The home of Frederic Edwin Church, one of the leading lights of the movement, is a state historic site open to the public and is the site of concerts, exhibitions, classes for kids and other events in the city of Hudson. The Storm King Art Center boasts sculptures from some of the world’s leading artists.
Live theater thrives at Eisenhower Hall in Highland Falls, while The Rockland Center of the Arts in West Nyack offers classes, workshops and performances for aspiring and established performers and artists.
Where Education is a Priority
School quality matters when you're choosing a place to live. All our public schools maintain a student-teacher ratio of 14:1 or better. Smaller classes mean more individualized attention and increased opportunities to learn. Beyond high school, we’re lucky to have many top-notch universities and colleges close by, drawing talent from afar and educating them right here.
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Live, Work, Play, Explore
Our towns and villages offer exceptional places to live for first-time homebuyers, young professionals, growing families, empty nesters and retirees. You'll find fantastic architecture — from historic farmhouses to new construction — in rural, suburban and urban settings. Whatever your taste, you can find it here.
Plenty of people commute to New York City, but you can also work close to home. We have Fortune 500 companies, boutique businesses and services, and fledgling start-ups.
But it's not all about work. Hit the links or explore lakes, reservoirs, beaches, and campgrounds. Hike, bike or run on our extensive networks of trails and country lanes. Spend a day on the water — the Hudson or Delaware Rivers or the many lakes that dot our area — in your boat, kayak or canoe. In the winter, go cross-country skiing or ice skating at an outdoor rink.
A Great Place to Be
Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a rural landscape, but with all of the conveniences of city life. The Hudson Valley delivers a host of economic opportunities, as well as important historical sites, diverse cultural outlets, and plenty of fresh air amid the great outdoors.
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Living in Westchester
This comprehensive relocation and moving guide contains everything you need to know about living in or moving to Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Rockland Counties. Published by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the Business Council of Westchester, it's a great resource for anyone contemplating a move to the Hudson Valley.
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Hudson Valley Tourism
Follow the path of the Hudson River from the tip of Manhattan to the capital region of New York on the Hudson Valley Tourism site. The valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. It's also the oldest wine producing area in the country, and has inspired artists for generations.
Want to do Business?
If you're planning to do business in the Hudson Valley, check out these helpful resources.