6.2 out of 10

Stormville

Ranked 38th best city in New York
41.5461740040529 -73.7261767799203
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"A thrift shopper's paradise"

Stormville is a small hamlet in the town of East Fishkill. It was named for brothers Jacob and Rupert Storm, who settled the area.

At one time Stormville was home to an airport, which has ceased operations. Today, it’s home to the Stormville Airport Antique Show and Flea Market, which runs several weekends a year. The market features over 600 vendors from eight states, and draws visitors from all over the region.

Most of the students who live in Stormville attend the Carmel School District, in neighboring Putnam County. Carmel has 4,600 students, and its state test results support its reputation as a high-performing school district. The Arlington Central School District, which covers over 100 square miles, also includes Stormville students among its population of 10,100. Significantly larger than Carmel, the district has eight elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Overall, most of the student population performs well on state exams, and 90% of its graduates go on to college.

Its inclusion in the town of East Fishkill allows Stormville’s residents to take advantage of the town’s recreation amenities, which include programs for people of all ages. The main facility, East Fishkill Recreation Park, has a roller rink and skateboard park. Red Wing Park has a beach. Adults have the option of joining men’s or women’s softball. There is also a roller hockey team, as well as other sports for adults and kids. During the summer, concerts are held on Friday evenings in the two parks. Stormville’s neighboring hamlet, Hopewell Junction, has both public and private golf courses.

Stormville’s homes are well-priced for middle-class buyers. The small size of the hamlet means inventory is limited.
Pros
  • Green and picturesque
  • Very quiet
Cons
  • No amenities nearby
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Pastoral and Peaceful!"

Stormville is a part of East Fishkill in the southern part of Dutchess County. The hamlet is considered small even among the other small communities in the area, but it does have a big claim to fame – a huge flea market! With 600 vendors and a website and Facebook page promoting the flea market, this is way more than a small town, local affair! For those interested, the next flea market of 2012 is June 30 – July 1st. Whether you like browsing for antiques or are looking for hand-crafted jewelry, it promises to be a fun experience at Stormville.

Other than this very unusual fact, Stormville is a typical Hudson Valley small town in that it offers a naturally beautiful setting for a quiet life style. Hopewell Junction and East Fishkill at large offer dining and shopping options and there is also Wappinger Falls with a slew of stores. But Stormville is really quiet and best suited for those who are not looking for a hopping bar scene or a vibrant downtown.

Stormville students may end up going to Arlington, Carmel, Pawling or Wappingers public schools depending on the street address. All of them have fairly good reputations although there is the occasional criticism of some large class sizes. East Fishkill offers excellent park and recreation programs which can be very attractive to parents looking for organized sports programs. Their soccer tournament during the Memorial Day weekend is well attended from teams across the region.

You may hear that the Green Haven correctional facility, a maximum security prison, is in Stormville. While it does have a Stormville address, it is officially in Beekman.

If all these facts create a hodge-podge image of Stormville, the one picture really worth keeping in mind is of verdant meadows and expansive uncluttered landscape.
Pros
  • Famous flea market
  • Green and picturesque
  • Little traffic
Cons
  • No business or nightlife
  • Sparsely populated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Home to One of the World's Greatest, Oldest Flea Markets in NY State!"

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 as the humungous Airport Antique and Art Show, where more than 600 vendors come from all over (more than 8 different states). People come from all over to visit the flea market as well and seek out treasures of all different kinds (there’s never knowing what you’ll find at this flea market, like most of its kind---it’s the world’s best garage sale on a very large scale). There’s free admission as well as free parking (please no pets).

Stormville, of Dutchess County, is however much more than the flea market. It’s home to IBM Microelectronics, one of the company’s largest centers. It’s also home to Stormville Mountain. The name was taken from two Dutch settlers, Rupert and Jacob Storm. Stormville is very affordable and you have Stormville Airport and the nearest city is Poughkeepsie, home to the historic Bardavon Opera House (where great concerts and plays are held all year round) and the Poughkeepsie Train Station. There’s also lots of unique shops like Wren’s Grove Metaphysical, an awareness shop that sells unique spiritual items. There’s also Mountaintop Market Deli which makes homemade food, the Pastry Garden Bakery & Gourmet, two yarn shops: Out of the Loop and Quilt Basket, and the Clove Branch Gift Shop, where you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift. The Carvel Corporation of Carvel ice cream and ice cream cake fame also makes its home here.

Stormville is a great place both to visit and to live. It’s a lot cheaper than the rest of Fishkill (Stormville’s median sales rate is $309,930 and East Fishkill proper is $499,000). Wappinger School District serves students from Stormville, housing 12,481 students, as well as dedicated special educations and ELL programs. You’re also near historic landmarks like Locust Grove, once home to Samuel Morse, creator of the Morse Code in nearby Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie also has great medical facilities like St. Francis and Vassar Brothers. There’s great nearby colleges as well like Marist College and Vassar, Dutchess Community and Hudson Valley. There’s many more to discover in surrounding towns and cities. Enjoy!
Pros
  • Good for outdoorsmen
  • Very quiet
  • Green and picturesque
  • Little traffic
  • Major highway access nearby
Cons
  • lacking transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The Low-Key Life in Stormville"

Another small wooded hamlet of East Fishkill, Stormville is about as low-key as you can get. It is hilly and wooded, and residents cherish their seclusion. Stormville itself has two pizza parlors, Collins Ale House, and that’s about it. Nearby Hopewell Junction has a small shopping center and several very nice restaurants, though, so it’s not like you’re completely stranded, and if you need a healthier dose of civilization, you can go to Wappingers or Poughkeepsie.

This is not a New York City commuter town, unless you’re into long commutes. The nearest train station is a Metro North in Beacon, about 20 minutes away, and Beacon to Grand Central takes about an hour and 20 minutes.

There are 3 very nice B and B’s in Hopewell, with Le Chambord at the top of the list, followed by Bykenhulle House and the Inn at Arbor Ridge. Le Chambord has an excellent restaurant, there is also fine dining at Tiramisu, Muscoot North, and the Blue Fountain.

Children go to either Arlington, Carmel, Pawling, or Wappingers Central School Districts. The schools are good, though a bit crowded, and East Fishkill’s active recreation department provides quite a few diversions for kids (as well as their parents). There are many sports teams from which to choose, including roller hockey, golf and tennis, and volleyball, as well as the more traditional baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, and soccer, and many parks in which to play them. There is a very busy Garden Club, with Arbor Day a major event, and year-round beautification projects always in progress.

The East Fishkill Community Library is an active gathering spot featuring weekly activities, such as local author and artist speakers. It has outdoor seating, meeting rooms, and available computers and Internet service.

There is an All-Sport gym in East Fishkill, with indoor and outdoor pools, fitness classes, machines, yoga, massage and physical therapy, parties/events, and lots of activities for kids. Those who live in Stormville, however, probably prefer the woods to a gym.
Pros
  • Good for outdoorsmen
  • Very quiet
  • Green and picturesque
  • Little traffic
  • Major highway access nearby
Cons
  • Hardly anything to do
  • No business or nightlife
  • No amenities nearby
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nothing stormy here. In fact, it is quite placid, sometimes too much so."

Stormville is a hamlet in East Fishkill, NY. It doesn’t have a whole lot going on so your best bet is to head to the more dynamic sister hamlet of Hopewell Junction our out of Town to Fishkill proper or Poughkeepsie.

Stormville has three eateries to speak of, Stormville Pizza and More, Danny’s Pizzeria and Collins Ale House.

There are some additional decent restaurants in sister hamlet Hopewell Junction including the elegant La Chambord Restaurant Inn, the casual and cozy Tuscan-infused Tiramisu restaurant, pizzeria and bakery which hosts live music on Wednesday nights, the family-friendly Gian Bruno’s Restaurant, the warm Muscoot North Restaurant which has been around for a quarter of a century, The Blue Fountain which was awarded best Italian restaurant in the Hudson Valley by Zagat as well as Goodfellas Inn, Empire Wok, Peza Modern Bistro, Pizza Village, Dunkin Donuts, Monte Rosa Lodge Restaurant, Nick’s Brick Oven Pizza and KFC and Subway.

Shopping that does exist is mostly in sister hamlet Hopewell Junction and includes CVS, Hank the Painter, Out of the Loop Yarn Shop, Hopewell Plaza, and Unity Plaza. In the town of Fishkill there are quite a few more options including the Hudson Valley Towne Center, Ocean State Job Lot, Talbots, a cigar lounge, a Dollar Tree and a hallmark store.

The very popular South Hills Mall with over 250 stores in Poughkeepsie is only 9.7 miles away.

To fulfill your grocery shopping needs, you can head to Stop & Shop, A & P, Cumberland Farms, Hopewell Farms and Fishkill Farms or Stewarts in sister hamlet Hopewell Junction, go to the Sam’s Club, Walmart Supercenter or ShopRite in Fishkill or go to the BJ’s Wholesale Club in Wappingers.

Stormville does have one cool locale going for itself: The Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market which holds half a dozen family-friendly and festive shows each year that are extremely well-attended. In fact, people come from miles upon miles away to treasure-hunt and HGTV even recently filmed there. They have great bargains, great food and various cool events.

Parent town of East Fishkill has a well-developed parks and recreation program. Red Wing Park is a very popular 18 acre spot with an eight acre lake and beach, a bathhouse, a basketball court, a volleyball court, badminton, playgrounds, swimming, fishing, picnic areas and a pavilion. Swimming instruction is provided there for kids and adults, lifeguard training and they also have a swim team. Limekilm Recreation Park has a fitness center, showers, restrooms, basketball courts, tennis courts, softball fields, soccer/football/frisbee all purpose field; boccie ball and horseshoe courts, a handball court and a walking trail. The town also has an awesome Skate Park. There are quite a few other parks in the area including Route 52 Recreation Complex, Wiccopee Recreation Area, Leewood Road Recreation Area, Brettview Recreation Area and Emmadine Pond. There is a great new summer camp coming up called “Extreme Teens.” The town also hosts lovely and free outdoor summer concerts and an annual fireworks display.

In September, the town of East Fishkill holds its annual Community Day with a parade along Route 82, live music, food vendors, community information booths and fireworks.

Stormville is pretty safe and the crime rate is relatively low.

Stormville students are a part of are divided amongst the Arlington, Carmel, Pawling and Wappingers school districts.

The median household income is about $78, 394.

The population of greater East Fishkill is approximately 29, 029.
Pros
  • Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market
  • Good for outdoorsmen
  • Very quiet
  • Green and picturesque
  • Little traffic
  • Major highway access nearby
Cons
  • Hardly anything to do
  • No business or nightlife
  • Sparsely populated
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"There may be highways passing through, but there's not much here"

Over the years, I've known people who live(d) in Stormville and I have passed through relatively regularly. It's the sort of locale where you drive from one end to the other and don't even realize it. It's very green and rural in this area of Dutchess County, and even though the Taconic State Parkway and Interstate 84 come through here, it's still quite isolated.

Despite the divided highways and relatively important state roads cutting through or near Stormville, expect to see many hills and country back-roads, a stark contrast to what you'd find in the Poughkeepsie area just 10-15 miles away. Some of it is mountainous and some is not, but all of it is sparsely populated. I have also seen some of the local roads not in the best shape. Therefore, as one may expect, there's not much to experience in terms of modern conveniences.

There are no stores, notable restaurants, or even clusters of civilization such as strip malls and gas stations that you might find in a place like Dover Plains or Wingdale, both of which are further east in the more rural part of Dutchess County. Despite this characterization, it's not exactly the middle of nowhere, either: people obviously have cars, internet, and cable while a handful of the homes are rather nice, though some have been in better shape.

Still, you're pretty much out on your own here, with one saving grace being close proximity to major highways in this area of the state. Medical facilities and schools are also not quite close to you here, and to find a gym, you may have to drive further than you're willing to drive (I knew a guy from out here who had to go to Wappingers Falls to be able to work out and it took him over 20-25 minutes to get there).

The scenery is very nice though and it's definitely a quiet, secluded place to raise a family without having to be right next to the growing Poughkeepsie area. There are parks and lakes to see nearby, which is great for those who appreciate being outdoors. If, however, you're looking for a trendy area with lots of young people and/or plenty of amenities, you better open a shop or bar yourself because you won't find them here otherwise.
Pros
  • Little traffic
  • Major highway access nearby
  • Green and picturesque
  • Good for outdoorsmen
  • Very quiet
Cons
  • Sparsely populated
  • No amenities nearby
  • Hardly anything to do
  • No business or nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The gateway between Dutchess and Putnam counties."

Stormville is a hamlet located in East Fishkill in the southeast corner of Dutchess County. Although it's located in Dutchess, most residents choose to send their children to Carmel Central School District due to its close proximity; however, some do use the Wappingers Central School District, as well. It's mostly a mix of residential neighborhoods and roads of individual houses atop Stormville Mountain, which is covered with rocky terrain and heavily wooded areas. Stormville is the true breaking point between suburban life and country living, and if you appreciate a quieter lifestyle this is an ideal place for you. It also becomes a popular place for hunters with an abundant deer population and small brooks and streams for fishing.

While there isn't much to do in Stormville besides working with what nature has to offer, it's location gives residents easy access to more signs of life. With Route 52 bisecting the middle of it, Stormville serves as a passageway in between Kent in Putnam County and greater Dutchess County. One can easily access Westchester County and New York City via the Taconic State Parkway, or to Connecticut and Brewster via Interstate 84. Since there's no commercial or corporate business in Stormville, most residents commute into Dutchess or Westchester for work.

This sleepy hamlet enjoys the quieter things in life: the beautiful outdoors and the faint buzz of cars from a distant highway.
Cons
  • No business or nightlife
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Slow moving and possibly on the decline"

To be perfectly honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Stormville. I've only been through the area a few times, and that's because there is so little to do. I'm pretty sure most of the people who live in Stormville commute away for work, and while there are places close by to visit, within the hamlet itself there's very little to do or enjoy.

The good things are the low cost of living and the extensive access to nature. If you like hiking, camping and hunting, Stormville might be the place for you. It's pretty safe as well, but the population is shrinking because of a lack of opportunities, so there aren't enough people for a lot of crime.

If you're young and want a fun lifestyle with lots to do and see, you will want to look elsewhere. If you're retired and just want a really quiet life then you might find Stormville wonderfully relaxing. I don't enjoy it much myself, but perhaps a different mentality will get more from this hamlet.
Pros
  • Very quiet
  • Good for outdoorsmen
Cons
  • Hardly anything to do
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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