9.4 out of 10


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Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
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Who lives here?
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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 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"A Charming Town with a Wonderful Community"

Hudson, NY of Columbia County is home to the Fireman's Association of the State of New York Museum of Firefighting, as well as many wonderful antique shops like The English Antiques Center, one of about seventy antiques shops in the city itself. The town is famous for its nightlife, as well as its wonderful artsy atmosphere---with many galleries along its streets, and wonderful restaurants in the center of town.

Hudson is also home to a growing gay community, responsible for many restorative exhibitions in the town's most historic areas. The town had its very first parade for Gay pride in 2010. In addition to this unique achievement, the town also prides itself in its uniquely preserved architectural marvels, and for being the setting for famous shows like “The Wonder Years” and Paul Newman's “Nobody's Fool”.

The town has a running Amtrack station which can take you to NYC, and Montreal, Canada; the Empire Service can take you to Buffalo or Albany-Rensselaer, NY, and the Ethan Allen Express can take you to NYC or Rutland, Vermont. Ironically the Maple Leaf doesn't take you to Vermont but to Toronto, Canada or NYC. Notable residents have included (but not limited to) composer Philip Glass and Melissa Auf Der Maur, member of the band the Smashing Pumkins.

Hudson's school systems remain somewhat troubled, but the elementary schools area okay (John L. Edwards Primary School is a 5 out of 5 while the District itself remains a 3 out of 10); Hudson has excellent medical care (Columbia Childcare), childcare (Hudson Day Care and Happy Harbor), fantastic B&Bs (Hudson City, the Union Street Guest House and The County Squire) and is a great place to work and feel accepted by everyone. Local school systems such as This wonderful city, located along Columbia County's western border, can be found easily off 9W and the Union Turnpike.
  • wonderful shops and restaurants
  • great community
  • awesome nightlife
  • poorly rated school system
  • must have a car to get around
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