Washington, Town of

A town named after George Washington

With about 4,000 residents, the Town of Washington—which was named after George Washington, who camped in the area during the American Revolution—is set in the central part of Dutchess County and encompasses about 59 square miles. 

Known for its quaint, yet upscale lifestyle, Washington’s famed residents include Mary Tyler Moore, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, and actor Liam Neeson, among other celebrities. The town’s cost of living is a bit higher than the national average, with estimated incomes of its residents at around $74,000 and median home values of about $374,000. Most people own their homes; the median age of the town’s residents about 45.  

Locals take great pride in the town, favoring its many organizations, events and community happenings. When people are in need or a family is in trouble, they can count on help from their neighbors.

Washington’s picturesque, walkable Village of Millbrook is near the center of town and offers plenty of shops and amenities, such as Twin Brooks Garden Center, Inc. & Squirrel Hall, Merritt Bookstore, Babette’s Kitchen, Millbrook Antiques Center, Belvoir Gallery, Lily’s Medispa, George T. Whalen Real Estate. Here, also, is the Millbrook Free Library where the village’s annual Millbrook Literary Festival takes place. The village also boasts many horse farms and winery.

Millbrook's Innisfree Garden is designed in a Chinese style of garden and offers 150 acres to peruse plants, trails, waterfalls and large lake; enjoy the mist fountain on a hot day. As well, the Trevor Zoo at the Millbrook School is a treat to see exotic birds, red pandas and learn about wildlife. It is Dutchess County’s only zoo located at a school, which makes it a unique day trip.

For seasonal family fun, Washington holds a Trunk or Treat Halloween parade with costumes and decked out cars, plus a Parade of Lights at Christmas time. Today's Dutchess County Fair is modeled after the 1861 Dutchess County Agricultural Society that was originally held in Washington Hollow.  

Population: 4,695
Median Home Value: $385,400

County: Dutchess, NY
Latitude: 41.79048041
Longitude: -73.81230925

10 Reservoir Dr.
Millbrook, NY 12545


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