6.7 out of 10

Spooky Hollow Rd, Hyde Park

41.8256786437924 -73.8310444159641
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"In no way spooky"

Spooky Hollow Road is in the far northern reaches of Hyde Park, almost off into Rhinebeck. This is a relatively short road in an unpopulated area, and assuredly does not live up to its name (though I'm sure if kids go trick-or-treating around here on Halloween, they can get a little mileage out of it).

The most prominent thing you'll see on this road isn't a home or a forest of trees; rather, it is Edition Farm. It has operated on this road since 1986 and is a breeding ground for thoroughbred horses. It's unclear if just anyone can go riding there, and I'd think not because these horses are being trained to be champions, but it's still a pleasant sight in this rural area.

As for the houses on this road, there are only a few. Some would appear to be quite modest, while maybe a few are larger than that. The horse farm dominates Spooky Hollow Road, and there are not many people living on adjacent streets, so chances are you're not going to have many neighbors around these parts. With regards to home values, in the more rural areas of Dutchess County (where people have more land), property values often tend to be higher than in places like Poughkeepsie or some other Hyde Park neighborhoods. Here, it's a little different, but not completely. The most inexpensive places around here are $200,000 and under, while the most expensive close in on half a million dollars.

Just about nothing, and I mean nothing, is close to here. Shopping does not exist in this part of Dutchess County, and neither does dining out. You must have a car to live here, and you'll be using it quite a bit even if you just want to drive your kids to school or you have a doctor's appointment somewhere. This is one of those rarer spots on the western side of the county where you can go several miles in any direction and not even run into a village of respectable size. There are local parks, like Clinton Hollow and Helen Aldrich, but that's probably about all.

Though I cannot vouch for this neighborhood when it comes to finding things to do, I can with regards to finding somewhere quiet. I wouldn't think that the horse stables cause much of an issue, since most of the homes aren't right next door to it, and you're also pretty spread-out from your neighbors here as well. It's probably not the most spirited neighborhood around as a result, and activities are lacking, but it's very calm around here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

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