Arij Kurzum


Real Estate Professional with Houlihan Lawrence LaGrangeville

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About Me

Arij Kurzum is your town of Poughkeepsie neighbor. She has lived in Poughkeepsie since 1992 with her husband and four children. Arij is a full time real estate agent who works with people to sell and buy real estate throughout Dutchess County. Arij is consistantly among the top fifteen agents in her office. She teams up with the best agents in order to provide her clients with top of the line service. Arij Kurzum was the recipient of the Houlihan Lawrence Silver Award for her achievements in the Business and her contribution to the company. She always seeks to improve the quality of her work by utilizing the best technology available, social media, networking opportunities, and particpating in various real estate courses to earn new designations that keep updated on all real estate matters. Arij is a well rounded professional with great people skills. She is a very attentive listener and understands her clients' needs. Arij Kurzum is loyal, honest and caring. She aspires to provide her clients with top quality service in order to achieve their real estate goals.

In addition to her extensive expertise working with buyers and sellers throughout Dutchess County, Arij is heavily involved in the Spackenkill community. Arij feels that this community has given her a lot to be thankful for. Thus she chooses to pay back by volunteering in the community. Some of the posts that she has volunteered for are PTA co-chair and president. She has been a member of the board of education at the school district since 2005.

Through Houlihan Lawrence, Arij provides sellers and buyers with full service resources. We are the Largest independently owned network of real estate professionals serving Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Our marketing and advertising at Houlihan Lawrence are second to none. Our Tri-State Alliance with top brokerages in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut is the only one of its kind in the country. This alliance provides our listings with added exposure outside of our Multiple Listing Services area. We use top of the line technology to support our agents through out the buying and selling process. By working with Houlihan Lawrence Arij kurzum utilizes all of our resources in order to make selling and buying property a smooth and positive experience for her clients.

* Licensed real estate agent
* Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
* Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
* Member of the Dutchess County Board of Realtors
* Member of the New York State Association of Realtors
* Member of the National Association of Realtors

Education & Community Envolvement:
* Member of Spackenkill Board of Education
* Member of New York State & National School Boards
* Bachelors degree - English & Educational Administration
* Masters degree - Professional Studies: Humanistic Education

My Expertise

Residential sales, Relocation Services, First time home buyers, Single family homes, Townhouses, Condos.

My Designations

ABR, Accredited Buyer Specialist
SERS, Senior Real Estate Specialist

My Groups & Associations

DCAR, Dutchess County Association of Realtors
NYSAR, New York State Association of Realtors
NAR, National Association of Realtors

My Service Locations

Beacon, Beekman, Clinton Corners, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Millbrook, North East, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Wappingers Falls


1325 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY (Google map)


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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
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"The CIA - An Amazing Culinary Experience"

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park is a highly reputable institution throughout the Hudson Valley and across the nation; widely recognized as the world's premier culinary college. The campus is majestic with a sense of glory. The grounds overlook the amazing Hudson River offering the visitor great views and tranquility along with a great meal. Before being bought by the CIA in 1970, the campus used to be a Jesuit monastery which explains the beautiful stained glass windows visible in most of the original buildings on campus. The student cafeteria is adorned with some beautiful stained glass windows as it used to be the chapel of the monastery. The CIA is a great destination for diners looking for a unique experience. The five award winning restaurants are operated by the students and offer an amazingly delicious experience. Your meal and service could be someone's final exam! Reservations ahead of time are required. In addition to dining, a visitor to the CIA can also make reservation for a public tour of campus for a behind scenes firsthand experience of the CIA. The CIA restaurants are:
American Bounty Restaurant -
Apple Pie Bakery Café -
Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici -
Escoffier Restaurant -
St. Andrew’s Café -
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Home of Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Fabulous parks
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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
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"The Town of Poughkeepsie Offers Something for Everyone"

The town of Poughkeepsie offers a suburban life style while close to all amenities: Shopping malls and plazas, hospitals, colleges, restaurants, health clubs, golfing, culture. The train station is minutes from Poughkeepsie which makes it a commuter friendly as well. The ride to Grand central station is about an hour and a half. Poughkeepsie has grown tremendously over the last 20 years. The Route Nine corridor offers all needed amenities while the residential neighborhoods offer the quiet and serenity of almost being in the country.
The town of Poughkeepsie is served by four different public schools: Arlington, Hyde Park, Spackenkill and Wappingers school districts. For those looking for privates schools those are also available in the town of Poughkeepsie: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic high school, Poughkeepsie Day School and Oakwood Friends day and boarding school. There is a school system for any need: big schools, small schools, private, public it’s all available in Poughkeepsie. As for higher education, Vassar and Marist Colleges are right in town offering a variety of majors. Many celebrities and their children attended Vassar College such as Jackie Kennedy and Meryl Streep. The Vassar Campus is astounding. When my kids were little, they used to refer to the campus as the “the Castle”. Marist College is on the Hudson River and has amazing grounds as well. Also Dutchess community College is part of the SUNY system and provides affordable education. Other nearby colleges are SUNY New Paltz which is about 25 minutes across the river in Ulster County, and the CIA – Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.

The CIA graduates many great chefs many of whom move on to work in big cities such as New York City while a good number of them settle in the area and work at great restaurants adding to the wealth of the cuisine available in town. Some of my favorite restaurants in the Town of Poughkeepsie as well as in the City of Poughkeepsie:

Crave Restaurant and Lounge - Seasonal and regionally inspired menus. The style, décor, and ambiance of Crave bring Manhattan to Poughkeepsie.

Lola’s Café - Great destination for unique sandwiches, panini, salads and a wide variety of vegetarian sides.

Cosimo's - The wood fired brick over sets Cosimo’s apart. The open flame cooking style, results in flavor that is unique to Cosimo’s signature pizzas, pastas and entrees. Their handcrafted fresh mozzarella exemplifies that value of quality and family tradition that is the foundation of Cosimo’s restaurants.

Crew - offers eclectic European-style cuisine. With Asian and modern American influences.

Babycakes - Casual European-style eatery offers quality, made-from-scratch food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and brunch.

The Artist’s Palate - Here food is treated as an art, new flavor combinations are introduced to local and regional diners.

all the restaurants at the Culinary Institute are amazing the Apple Pie Cafe is great for a breakfast, brunch or lunch.

These are just few of my favorite restaurants in Poughkeepsie. Watch my future posts for additional information about the town of Poughkeepsie and all it has to offer its residents and visitors.
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  • Renowned colleges
  • Lots of restaurants and bars
  • Major transportation hub

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