9.3 out of 10


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  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
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  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
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  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Visit the Falls---You won't foget this unbelievable sight!"

Once known as “Factory Hill” because of its numerous wool factories, Philmont NY is now famous for being the site of the highest waterfall in Columbia County which is a 150 feet drop into the pool below. The fall is located at High Falls Conservation Area, which has 47 acres of land that is owned by the parent town of Claverack, located off of Rt. 217 in Columbia County, NY. (Also to be found in the High Falls Conservation area is a deciduous tree forest, an overlook, a picnic bench for pleasant viewing, and the Agawamuck Creek.

Philmont is great for families because of its outstanding school system, the Taconic Hills School District. The high school prides itself on its Shakespeare-focused drama program and 97% graduation rate; the middle school offers great activities---even in PE, where kids can take swimming lessons and climb a rock wall; the elementary school is very nurturing as well!

Famous restaurants in the area are the Vanderbilt House, which is also a beautiful old-style B&B with a beautiful wrap-around porch (They only offer dinner however; try their delicious crab cakes for appetizers or their house Fettucini made with wine-roasted garlic broth! (A must visit if you're in Philmont.) Also great is Local 111, which gives you a sense of eating at an old-country town. The meat is all fresh from the many farms in nearby areas and can house 39 people. Parties and corporate dinners can host up to 16 in their specified “North Room” which is used only for such purposes. This place is very kid-friendly and there is outdoor seating, perfect for a beautiful summer, spring or fall day.

Philmont NY is very affordable, starting at around $127,200 for homes. It's also very safe and is perfect for middle-class families looking to relocate with children of all ages. Reliable medical care can be found in the nearby wonderful town of Hudson, NY at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Get your shopping done at Columbia Farms, the Dollar Store and get your money at Key Bank right on Main Street. Nearest train station is the Amtrack train station in Hudson street. A car is necessary to get around to where you have to be. Enjoy and don't forget to visit the Falls before you leave---it's a must visit and a must-see for all to enjoy, an unforgettable experience!
  • fantastic school system
  • beautiful Falls and park
  • no train station
  • must have a car to get around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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