9.3 out of 10

Claverack-Red Mills

42.2225185696375 -73.7268056154523
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
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  • 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 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"A Great Community: There's Sure to Be Something for Everyone!"

Claverack is a town found in Hudson, a city of Columbia County. It used to be a college town formed around Claverack College (once Washington Seminary, which once taught president Martin Van Buren), but the school closed back in 1902, and now Claverack is more known for its wonderful community and beautiful Claverack Creek than of anything else.

Families with kids will be pleased to know that their children will attend Taconic Hills High School, named as such because the Taconic Parkway runs through the town. The High School offers a Shakespeare-focused acting program each year and kids will be thrilled by the Rock Wall and the chance to learn how to swim during PE classes. The elementary school is fantastic as well with excellent parent and former student reviews.

Everyone can enjoy the Claverack Town Park which can be found at 91 Chuch Street and is perfect for all sports fanatics; there is even a softball field and tennis court. The park is pleasanty smoke-free and there is also a gazebo for shelter from the storm. Kids can make fairies and gnomes in the Fairy or Gnome container garden at the local library, as well as enjoy other programs (great for adults as well). Seniors can also enjoy an annual picnic in the Mellenville ahamlet's town park, and all seniors are encouraged to volunteer within the community.

Everyone can do their grocery shopping at Filli's Claverack Market, which also has a deli and bakery for all your favorite meats and dessert treats. Unique stores in Claverack include “Heavens to Betsey”, a store whose products are all made with “100%% milled wool”, as they like to say, and can also be seen on their website. Another awesome store to visit is “Traditions”, which is a home-care store, where you'll find just the right item to make your house feel very special and mix-and-match to make it just your own. If you're hungry, I highly recommend Coyote Flaco, which offers its customers fine Mexican dining in a festive atmosphere. Locals will recommend to you---as far as drinks go---to have their famous Margueritas, as well as fajitas at a reasonable price. Not to mention that the atmosphere is very comfy and relaxing as well as very welcoming to all who stop by! This reviewer must say: “Muy bien”!
  • cost of living is lower than national average
  • must have a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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