Best cities in Dutchess County

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Red Hook

4/5
Red Hook
Ranked 1st best city in Dutchess County

"Lovely Creative Shops, Pleasant Folks and Friendly Atmospher..."

- SaraKaplan
Red Hook is a charming village located within the town of Rhinebeck, named after Dutch settlers arrived to see the Fall foliage on a peninsula named Cruger’s Island (peninsula in Dutch is “hoek”, and...
42.0151018421863 -73.8934080112464

Hyde Park

4/5
Ranked 2nd best city in Dutchess County

"History Buffs Will Love It, Families will Treasure It, Food..."

- SaraKaplan
Most people know Hyde Park as the hometown of our country’s 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and many come to visit the stunningly beautiful Roosevelt estate (known as Springwood). However, Hyde...
41.7891837411989 -73.8972601092996

Pawling

3.5/5
Pawling
Ranked 3rd best city in Dutchess County

"Residential neighborhoods spaced out by natural environment."

- Kerry Barger
Pinched between Interstate 84 and the Connecticut border, Pawling really epitomizes the nature of small-town America. Located at the crossroads of Routes 55 (south) and 22 (north), Pawling is located...
41.5619 -73.6026
Wappingers Falls
Ranked 4th best city in Dutchess County

"When Visiting the Falls, Remember the 3 P's: Parks, Pizza an..."

- SaraKaplan
Wappingers Falls (not to be confused with its parent town of Wappinger) is located along NY Rt 9 and shared between the city of Poughkeepsie and town of Wappinger, is a lovely village in Dutchess Coun...
41.5963850077843 -73.9054151277817

Millerton

3.5/5
Millerton
Ranked 5th best city in Dutchess County

"Time Slows Down with a Cup of Tea and a Book in Hand in Mill..."

- SaraKaplan
When visiting a reunion at my summer camp Wa Wa Segowea in the Berkshiers, I would pass through Millerton via Rt. 361. It was always a welcoming site and resting stop when my mom would bring me home f...
41.9499845521877 -73.5086228809715

LaGrange

3.5/5
LaGrange
Ranked 6th best city in Dutchess County

"LaGrangeville Will Always Hold a Special Place in My Heart"

- SaraKaplan
Located right off the Taconic Parkway in Dutchess County, LaGrange (or LaGrangeville) is a beautiful, family-friendly town that was once populated largely by farmland (as was most of the Hudson Valley...
41.6737873644601 -73.7131630687065
East Fishkill
Ranked 7th best city in Dutchess County

"Growing township with recreational opportunities."

- Kerry Barger
East Fishkill is one of the southern most towns in Dutchess County and runs adjacent to the northern border of Putnam County. Three major roadways, Route 52, the Taconic State Parkway and Interstate 8...
41.5815518747204 -73.7929663266049
Hopewell Junction
Ranked 8th best city in Dutchess County

"A Junction at the Crossroads of Hope and Possibility"

- SaraKaplan
You might not know it passing through, but Hopewell Junction is a small gem amongst the many towns and cities in New York’s Dutchess County. Ranked as Money Magazine’s “31st most desirable place to li...
41.5832893964141 -73.80286702599
Ranked 9th best city in Dutchess County

"The Town of Poughkeepsie Offers Something for Everyone"

- Arij Kurzum
The town of Poughkeepsie offers a suburban life style while close to all amenities: Shopping malls and plazas, hospitals, colleges, restaurants, health clubs, golfing, culture. The train station is...
41.6832589302669 -73.8857475044052
Stormville
Ranked 10th best city in Dutchess County

"Home to One of the World's Greatest, Oldest Flea Markets in..."

- SaraKaplan
Don’t go by its name, because Stormville, NY is actually a very pleasant area. In fact, Stormville is quite a unique town in Dutchess County as it has its very own airport named after itself, as well...
41.5461740040529 -73.7261767799203

Stanford

3/5
Stanford
Ranked 11th best city in Dutchess County

"Hike Stissing Mountain and Smell the Flowers at Buttercup Sa..."

- SaraKaplan
There's so many great things to do in the town of Stanford, NY (not to be confused with Stamford, CT). It's near a beautiful mountain (Stissing Mountain) for which one of its hamlets are named for....
41.9031523369718 -73.6989184011096
Dover Plains
Ranked 12th best city in Dutchess County

"Old England, Meet New England"

- SaraKaplan
Dover is a town in Eastern Dutchess County, NY, just West of Connecticut and near the quaint country towns of Amenia and Pawling of Putnam, NY. It's home to many lovely hamlets like Wingdale and Dove...
41.74093 -73.57651

Beacon

2.5/5
Beacon
Ranked 13th best city in Dutchess County

"Moved to beacon because..."

- MatthewR
Beacon is a small town that sounds like Bacon. It gets you started on a solid foot. Beacon is walkable and tightly knit. Because it is affordable and rests between mountains and the river it has a...
41.5025504303105 -73.9802022303354
41.7857904928974 -73.7653702585701 4

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