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  • Review 1
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Just now

"A nice community with lots to offer. A small city combined with lots of nature!"

I dont live in the heart of beacon but I live within the school district and I am always in beacon. For the most part, everyone who critiques beacon, doesnt live in beacon and doesnt understand the real experience. Now I attend Beacon High school and I honestly LOVE IT. Its a small enough school where everyone knows everyone, even though we aree not all close to each other. I personally like the teachers and feel they are misunderstood by other teachers because they work in Beacon. Beacon has a lot to offer and if you want the beacon experience without the Beacon cost of living, live in a suburb like I do: (example: parts of Fishkill and Wappingers) Youre literally within a couple minutes drive. Beacon has changed dramatically within the last 10-15 years and I am very excited to see what beacon has to offer in another 10. The only thing I dislike is the city people moving into beacon. They move up here for a city life that isnt in NYC. Beacon is not the new Brooklyn and is not intended to be. Within a couple years if this continues, all the Beaconites will have to leave and a new NYC will soon take over.
  • Gorgeous Parks
  • Great historic shopping district
  • Terrific Restaurants
  • Galleries and museums
  • Riverfront parks
  • Some neighborhoods are still run down
  • City people moving in and driving locals out
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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