5.8 out of 10


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  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
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3/5 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
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5

"A Beautiful Hamlet of Ulster County"

Highland is a hamlet in the town of Lloyd in Ulster County that borders both the Western Side of the Hudson River and the Mid-Hudson Bridge's westernmost side. While you might think it's pronounced to rhyme with “island”, you actually stress both the syllable of “land” as well as “high”.

People visit Highland to take a Walk over the Hudson, a path that was created over an old railroad bridge, or enjoy multi-arts classes and workshops at the “highly” esteemed Highland Cultural Center. People who invest their time in outdoor leisurely activities will enjoy the Apple Greens Golf Course, and nearby places like the city of Poughkeepsie has many more things for the whole family to discover---like the Bardavon Opera House, where you can catch a great theatrical show in a historic Opera House!

There's only a few shops in Highland such as a Dunkin' Donuts, a Rite Aid, the Little Flower Shop, Lowe's Home Improvement, the Tractor Supply Company (and that's pretty much it). For lunch or dinner I'd “highly” recommend the family-and-visitor-friendly Main Street Cafe or the Would Restaurant for an enjoyable meal of “new American” food while dining on the outdoor patio, either by the beautiful garden or the lovely fireplace (they accept both walk-ins and reservations).

Homes in Highland start around %200,642. Students attend the Highland Central School District with a successful graduation rate of about 97%. Highland can be reached by Rt. 9W, Rt. 55 and Rt. 44 in Ulster County.
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