DUTCHESS COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE
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Dutchess County NY real estate is bordered to the North by Columbia County, the east by Litchfield and Fairfield Counties in Connecticut. To the south by Putnam County, and to the west by Orange and Ulster Counties. Dutchess County NY real estate is in a prime real estate market for second homes for New York Metropolitan residents. It also serves local residents working in Dutchess County and neighboring counties.
Over one third of the population is concentrated in Poughkeepsie and the adjoining towns of Hyde Park, Wappinger and East Fishkill. Additional towns in Dutchess County include: Amenia, Beacon, Clinton, Dover, Fishkill, La Grange, Millerton, North East, Pawling, Poughkeepsie, Pleasant Valley, Pine Plains, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Stanford, Tivoli and Washington.
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The History of Dutchess County NY
Until 1713, Dutchess was administered by Ulster County. On October 23, 1713 Queen Anne gave permission for Dutchess County to elect its own officers from among their own population including a Supervisor, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor and Treasurer. In 2013, Dutchess County celebrated its 300th anniversary of democracy based upon a legislative resolution sponsored by County Legislator Michael Kelsey from Salt Point. In 1812, Putnam County was detached from Dutchess.
Millbrook Village, the site of the Millbrook Hunt, is an upscale location in the southern part of the County. It is also a gateway to the central and northern parts of the County – including the Towns of Stanford, Pine Plains, Northeast and Clinton – which have a large number of horse farms, estates and secondary homes.
Rhinebeck in the Northwest corner of the county is sometimes referred to as the “Hamptons of the North,”. It is a well known secondary and vacation home destination. Millerton on the Eastern border with Connecticut is another well known destination for second home owners.
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The southern part of Dutchess County real estate attracts commuters from Westchester and Ulster Counties and those seeking a second home from the New York Metropolitan Area, including Connecticut and New Jersey. Dutchess County is served by the New York State Thruway, the Taconic Parkway and a myriad of crisscrossing roads. It is also served by Amtrak which stops at Penn Station, Yonkers, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck. And by commuter trains which start in New York City and end in Wassaic and Poughkeepsie. It can be reached from the South by the Henry Hudson Pkwy. leading to the Sawmill River Pkwy. to the Taconic Pkwy. North, or from I-87 north (New York State Thrwy.) to Exit 17 at Newburgh to I-84 east to Rt. 9 or to the Taconic Pkwy, or Route 22.
The major employers in Dutchess County are IBM, Dutchess County Government, Wappingers Central School District, Taconic Development Services, Health Quest (Vassar Brothers Medical Center), Arlington Central School District, Dutchess Community College, Vassar College, Marist College, and Saint Francis Hospital. According to the 2010 census median family income was $72,706 per capita income was $ 35.101 with the number of households – 118,638.
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