A short ride away from New York City on the Metro North commuter rail, Poughkeepsie lies on the east side of the Hudson River, halfway between New York City and Albany. The close proximity of Vassar College and the Culinary Institute of America guarantees the presence of fun boutiques and fine dining. Main Mall Row, a group of 1870s Renaissance Revival storefronts along Poughkeepsie's Main Street is on the National Register of Historic Places. The twenty-two surrounding parks provide the opportunity to take a relaxing break from city life.
Poughkeepsie's average apartment rental rate in the city is around $1,295.00. The average 1 bedroom apartment rents for approximately $845.00 and the average 2 bedroom rents for about $1,000.00. The Average listing price for homes for sale is approximately $275,000. Popular neighborhoods in the Poughkeepsie area are Millbrook, Spackenhill, Fairview, Crown Heights and Dover Plains.