9.3 out of 10


42.2163809837652 -73.8719372110943
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Camp, Boat, Paint and Shop in Beautiful Catskill, NY"

The town of Catskill, named after the beautiful Catskill Mountains, is also home to the founder of the Hudson River School of American Painting, Thomas Cole. One of the joys of visiting Catskill is taking a tour of Thomas Cole's home, Cedar Grove, which is on a lovely property and contains his studio on the premises.

In addition to the fascinating history of the area, Catskill has a great Public Library and “Imagine That”: a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio. You can have outstanding corn on the cob and lobster at The Fernwood, a wonderful seafood restaurant in town, as well as awesome food and wonderful atmosphere at the Garden Gate Cafe on Main Street. There's also the Fireman Old Times Carnival which happens annually on August 3rd and 4th, when you can enjoy games, rides and food to your heart's content (curtosy of the Catskill Fire House). Also on Main Street is the Catskill Country Store and Sweet Sensations, a scrumptious chocolate store. Catskill also has fun yard sales, and this year on August 11th you can enjoy the Cat-n-Around Catskill Wine Tasting. Catskill recently opened a Home Depot, WalMart, and Lowe's on Main Street. It's a fantastic place for boaters who can launch from Dutchman's Landing. There's plenty of nightlife at the B&B Lounge, or the Creekside Restaurant and Bar, both of which are right in town.

Catskill is located in Green County, NY and has a population as of 2010 of 11,775 and is located off the NYS Thruway (also known as Interstate 87) and US Rt. 9W. It's home to the famous Hudson River School of Painting, the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, a bunch of art galleries, and Catskill Creek. Main Street is the place to be for shopping and eating. Kids attend the Catskill Central School District, which is improving its technology and has dedicated teachers who really care. The High School graduation rate is 96.%.

Catskill offers great medical care (Urgent Medical Care and Catskill Regional Medical Care, ect.); great childcare (Giving Tree and Dandelion Nursery Preschool, ect.); fantasic places to work out (Curves, Summit Hill Health & Fitness, & Snap Fitness); reasonable cost of living (93.9, which is less than the natural average); and fairly safe as violent crimes go, but property crimes are higher than averge for NY State.

Overall, Catskill is a fantastic place to live with lots to offer as far as community, eateries, shopping and recreational activities go. There's also Catskill Adventure Resort, which has cabins for a fun camping experience and places to park your RV. Dutchman's Landing, a park located at 1 Main Street, has a boat launch and is right on the Hudson River, with beautiful views for everyone.
  • fantastic school system
  • wonderful restaurants and shops
  • beautiful parks and excellent art galleries
  • must have a car to get around
  • property crime rate is higher than national average
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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