9.2 out of 10

Fort Montgomery

41.3344777322718 -73.9910221713704
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

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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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Live Right Near a Historic Place in History!"

Fort Montgomery, aside from being a hamlet of the Northeastern Highlands of Orange County, is the remains of just that: a Fort that was the site of one of the Revolutionary War's many historic battles, endured by fighting soldiers with the beautiful landscape of the Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands in the background.

Today, people come to Fort Montgomery to learn about their country's fascinating history at the Fort's museum, where they can see actual artifacts used during the Revolutionary War. This particular battle's goal was to secure the Hudson River for the Americans from the British invaders, and people who come to Fort Montgomery can see replicas of the canons that were used, pointed out towards the water where gigantic ships would have been coming through, ready to assault the shore with their own weaponry.

People who live in Fort Montgomery enjoy affordable middle-class housing (homes start around $190,000), a wonderful school system with a highly successful graduation rate (Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery School District), where lots of its students go on to become a part of the American Military; the use of the Highland Public Library and its many programs open for the public on a daily basis, and the many parks in the area that are just as breathtaking as the glorious River itself. Bear Mountain State Park is one of them, where you can ice skate, visit the Park's very own Zoo, enjoy music at summer public events, hike, and even ride a carousel. There's also nearby Black Rock Forest, a local 4,000 acre Park which is used by field scientists and includes “The School in the Forest”, an educational program for kids to learn about what goes on there. There's also Stony Point Park as well, which offers lots of hiking options and beautiful, breathtaking views.

In town, you might want to grab lunch at The Bagel Cafe and then dinner at Prime Rib Thursdays at the family restaurant Richie's Little Place, or try the cheese grits and baked potato fries at yummy Barntormer Barbeque. There's lots of other amenities in other towns as well. For middle class families who wish to live in a beautiful part of the historic Mid-Hudson Valley, this is one that you won't want to miss!
Pros
  • fascinating historic history
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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