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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
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  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
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  • Internet Access 5/5
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  • Schools 3/5
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"Peaceful, Affordable Mountain Valley Town"

While it's a bit in the boonies, Ellenville---in the foothills of the stunning Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains---is what New Yorkers who love easy country living “My Kind of Town” (it was the fourth town to be noted in the “My Kind of Town” series on TV. It's a quaint little town that's located at the intersection of routes 209 and 52 and home to scenic sights like Rondout Creek.

Besides being very affordable (houses here start around only $76,000), Ellenville is home to the excellent Shadowland Theater, where you can see star quality performances by local theater actos, and the Ellenville Free Library has its own gallery, and is near a well-preservced 1895 Queen Victorian house. There's also a small airport there named after the US Congressman, Joseph Y Resnick.

Ellenville Central School District is a great school, which helps out students in need with links to BOCES (the Ulster campus is right nearby), and there's SUNY Ulster, a community college with wonderful, highly-rated two-year programs.

There's a few shops in Ellenville like your neighborhood Dunkin' Donuts, an Ace Hardware Shop, Subway, Rite Aid, Family Dollar store as well as Dollar General, Canal Street Cutlery, Pleasant Stone Farm (which is an amazing health food store with its own organic cafe), as well as restaurants like the awesome Gaby's Cafe (Mexican Italian fusion (inviting atmosphere, friendly staff and outdoor seats for all to enjoy, even homemade guacamole that's made right in front of your very eyes!); and a few great Pizza restaurants like La Bella Pizza and Il Paradiso Pizzaria & Restaurant. There's also your neighborhood McDonald's which has a little something for everyone.

Ellenville is located off roads 209, 52 and 55. Students attend the wonderful Ellenville School District. Excellent medical care can be found at Ellenville Regional Hospital. There's approximately over 4,000 people living in Ellenville. It's kind of in the boonies but is a beautiful place to live and you've got lots of trails and parks in the area to explore! Stay at the historic Honor's Haven (once known as Fallsview) or visit nearby Mowhonk Preserve & Mountain House, or the Minnewaska State Park, and I'm sure you'll see why people love living in---and visiting---beautiful Ellensville!
  • great parks & lovely natural views
  • a bit isolated
  • schools could be better
  • lacking public transportation
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

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