8.9 out of 10

Grand View-on-Hudson

41.0614023218629 -73.9198904076444
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
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  • Singles
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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
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Not Everyone's Cup of Tea"

Grand View-on-Hudson is just that: a grand view, located right along the majestic Hudson River. It's one of the most expensive places in NY as well as---perhaps the United States, for its median sales price is close to one million, and when compared to nearby Nyack (under $200,000), it's clear that this ritzy village is not meant for everyone. (That said, is it any wonder why not as many people live there? In 2010, there were only 285 residents.) However, those who can afford to live here will probably have a wonderful view of the Hudson Highlands and the stunning Palisades, a natural rock formation that is located across the River all along its shores.

Such notable residents who live here have been Toni Morrison, world-wide famous author, professor and editor, most known for her beautiful, unforgettable novel Beloved. It is also the hometown to famous Bronze sculptor Greg Wyatt, and activist/writer Betty Friedan,feminist author of The Feminine Mystique (wildly popular back in 1963, as it still is today).

Residents of Grand View-on-Hudson are mainly Irish, English and German, who mostly work in the educational field and, health care or social services. Nearby medical care can be found at Nyack Hospital, and the nearest train station can be found only 9 miles away at Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County. Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of Grand View-on-Hudson is its close proximity to Indian Point, but that's most of the residents of Westchester County as well. Piermont School District is a fantastic school, which includes the 5 star rated Tappan Zee Elementary School. All shops and restaurants can be found in nearby Nyack, including your local Stop & Shop and Starbucks.
Pros
  • beautiful "grand" views of the Hudson River
Cons
  • very expensive
  • feels "gated"
  • very close to Indian Point
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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