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Pros

-Close to New York City
-Attractive setting
-Low crime rates

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Cost of living and housing
-Long commutes


What Bert Has To Say About Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown Metro Area


This complex metro area, which includes Dutchess and Orange Counties, spans the Hudson River above New York City and the more upscale suburban cities and towns of Westchester County. Newburgh is located 70 miles north of New York City on the west bank of the Hudson just north of the West Point Military Academy, while Middletown is located in the southern Catskill Mountains about 20 miles west. Poughkeepsie is on the east bank of the Hudson 20 miles north of Newburgh, and numerous small towns fill the valleys in between. The two counties stretch from the Connecticut border east to New Jersey to the west.


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Quick Facts About Poughkeepsie


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Poughkeepsie is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Poughkeepsie jobs have Increased by 0.79 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Poughkeepsie's cost of living is 11.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Poughkeepsie's population is 31,593 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.48 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Poughkeepsie is $178,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Poughkeepsie public schools spend $19,131 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Poughkeepsie.

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Comments


POUGHKEEPSIE NY
There is a TOWN and CITY of Poughkeepsie. The village of Wappingers Falls is half in the Town of Poughkeepsie. I have realtives in Poughkeepsie who say it is a... (read more)
Changing of the seasons
We have the 4 season here in... (read more)
No central gathering point
Pok has good little suburbs but the city itself is pretty desolate. There are bars and restaurants scattered around the town but there's no centralized area where you... (read more)
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