Poughkeepsie, Town of

Fun indoors and out in the Town of Poughkeepsie

Shops, restaurants, arts and education, the Town of Poughkeepsie borders the City of Poughkeepsie on the western side of Dutchess County, New York. Among its many features is the Arlington Business District, whose walkable neighborhood includes restaurants with tasty food, beauty salons, beer and coffee shops, clothing stores, fitness venues, live music and a farmer's market.

In addition to public and private elementary and secondary schools, the Town of Poughkeepsie is home to Vassar College, Marist College and Vassar's Lehman Loeb Art Center, as well as Dutchess Community College.  

The walkable Arlington Business District offers more than shops and restaurants; in early December you can experience the family-friendly Holiday Festival and tree lighting with a petting zoo, marshmallow toasting, egg nog crawl, parade and train ride. In summer, there’s a street festival, with live music and vendors that sell wares and food. Mondays through Saturdays public buses are available to transport riders into the nearby City of Poughkeepsie.

Samuel Morse, inventor of Morse Code and the telegraph was also an artist whose home, Locust Grove, is now a museum in town that’s open for tours and school field trips. The town's recreation department has programs for all age groups.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Town of Poughkeepsie owns and maintains more than 300 acres of parkland; 18 of them being neighborhood parks. Three community parks include baseball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, pavilions and playgrounds. Apple orchards and wildlife also can be enjoyed and shopping is plentiful at the Poughkeepsie Galleria, Poughkeepsie Plaza, Shoppes at South Hills and other shopping centers. 

Population: 44,513
Median Home Value: $241,900

County: Dutchess, NY
Latitude: 41.69392423
Longitude: -73.95369038

1 Overocker Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


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