Hyde Park, Town of

Hyde Park; local charm with presidential presence

Located in the northern half of Dutchess County, Hyde Park offers the best of two worlds: a small-town feel and global recognition.   

The town borders on the Hudson River to the north of Poughkeepsie, with residents and visitors, alike, attracted to its natural beauty, especially during the fall’s peak season. There’s also the Dinsmore Golf Course in the hamlet of Staatsburg, and Quiet Cove Park that offers sensational views of the Hudson River and plenty of picnic areas for families and friends. Locals are happy to lend a helping hand to each other, as needed, and appreciate their community’s safety along with its solid schools and libraries. 

Perhaps most recognizable to tourists is the Hyde Park’s historic presence, including distinguished sites such as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. As well, Hyde Park is home to the internationally recognized Culinary Institute of America, where chefs from around the world have perfected their craft, on-campus restaurants provide sumptuous meals, and professionals lead public workshops on baking and cooking skills.

As well, the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society gives neighborhood walking and the Hyde Park Train Station at 34 River Road has been converted into a museum that holds holiday events for families like Lincoln Ghost Train at Halloween and Polar Express at Christmas.

Even so, Hyde Park’s quaint attributes aren’t lost by those who live in and visit the town, including $6 matinees at The Roosevelt Cinema and the Everready Diner—a retro diner that feels like it's from another time—along with Cranberries at Tilley Hall, a great eatery that is decorated like a Victorian luncheonette, and which some say, is haunted.

Another favorite is Joseph's Steakhouse, a choice restaurant housed in a building that was once Eleanor Roosevelt's tea room and where Queen Elizabeth also once took tea. The venue also has hosted Theater On The Road’s performances of A Christmas Carol and Night of the Witch's Wedding.

Most residents own their homes, with many of the town’s housing developments built from the 1950s to the 1880s, much like Long Island neighborhoods. Public transportation includes Metro-North and Amrak railways, along with local buses.

Population: 21,215
Median Home Value: $219,800

County: Dutchess, NY
Latitude: 41.76680657
Longitude: -73.91742354

4383 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538


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