9.3 out of 10


42.3855315899525 -73.7030413772708
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jul 22, 2012

""The Children's Corner" of NY State"

Located just off Rts. 9 and 9 H, the town of Kinderhook got its name from Henry Hudson and the Dutch translation for “the children's corner”, as the folkore goes that Native American children watched Henry Hudson's ship The Half Moon go by as they stood on one of many bluffs overlooking the Hudson River. The town is also famous for being the hometown (as well as birthplace) of 8th President, Martin Van Buren.

Today the town of Kinderhook in Columbia County is widely visited for the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site and the Columbia County Museum and to find fresh produce at Samascott's Orchards and Farm Stand, located at 5 Sunset Ave. in Kinderhook. Also great for visitors is the Blackwood and Brouwer Booksellers for the bookworm in you. Carlonia House is a fantastic restaurant right in town that offers both American as well as multi-ethnic meals, where you can find something for everyone! It's very family-friendly and is family run. Kinderhook also has great parks like the Village Playground and Mills Park. Ichabod Crane School District (named after the old schoolhouse in town, which inspired Washington Irving, who lived here for a time, in his infamous story, The Legends of Sleepy Hollow), is a great school system. Kinderook also offers great medical facilities and fantastic child care for your little ones.

Overall Kinderhook is a pretty great place to live, work and raise a family. Most of your nightlife can be found in the village of Valatie, part of the town of Kinderhook.
  • fantastic amenities
  • cost of living is very high
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