5.2 out of 10

Tobacco Ln, Red Hook

41.9945244123918 -73.875178143379
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Village street, safe for non-smokers"

Tobacco Lane is a very short street within the Red Hook village, practically in the center. It does not appear to be completely residential, as there are some businesses on it (despite its brief length).

It will only take a matter of moments to get from one end of Tobacco Lane to the other, though if you approach it from Route 9, like some other roads in the rural areas of Red Hook, it looks more like a driveway or alley. One might say that's what it actually is, but I don't have a detailed history of Tobacco Road at my fingertips, nor do I know it an erstwhile tobacco farm or store is the reason for the name. Parking on this road seems to be more in parking lots off to the sides where there is housing, and street-side parking is very limited and difficult, given that this is a narrow street.

Of the single-family homes that stand here, they're affordable. It's unusual to see something way over $200,000 these days, and keep in mind that if you live here, you'll have essentially no land. You would be living near the center of a growing village, and everything is zoned closely together. It would also appear that there are apartments on both sides of the street, but in driving through it's kind of hard to get a read on what every building is precisely. They look like apartments, though.

One bus to Poughkeepsie and back runs through here. You're going to need a car to go places outside of the village, but you won't need a car to go a whole lot of places in it. It seems to me that most folks living on this small alley have cars. Back to what's available to you in the village: most everything you'd need, with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions is a hospital, and another is a shopping mall. The closest hospital would be in Rhinebeck and the closest mall is in Kingston across the river.

Of the neighborhoods I've reviewed, and there have been many, few did poorly on the green front, but this one's just not as green. This road is so small and built-up that there's not much plant life on it, and that includes trees. It's almost like being in the center of a small city. It's a clean road, and a safe one for that matter, but it's kind of busy (with multiple parking lots and businesses here) as well.

There's not a whole lot to Tobacco Lane aside from its convenient location with regards to the village, but that can be a blessing and a curse.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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