Best Places to Live in Beacon, New York

National center - Southeast corner of New York State, at mouth of Hudson River
Pros
-Arts and culture
-Economic center
-Education
Cons
-Cost of living and housing
-Crowded lifestyle
-Weak future job growth

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City: Beacon
Zip Codes: 12508
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 87 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Beacon is 4.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Beacon jobs have increased by 1.38%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Beacon's cost of living is 21.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Beacon's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Beacon's population is 14,347 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.34%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Beacon is $249,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -13.80%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Beacon public schools spend $18,454 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Beacon. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Beacon

It's a good time to buy in Beacon. Home Appreciation is up 0.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Beacon Real Estate.

The median home price in Beacon is $249,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Beacon    11 Reviews
Bought a condo - 11/5/2017
So this town had a lot of potential and I decided to visit ultimately buying a condo. It was a town in transition 7 yrs ago.....now it is growing into a hipster arts... (Read More)

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All that glitters... - 8/8/2010
The person that called Beacon a jewel yet to be polished,got it somewhat right. There is A LOT of polishing that needs to be done however! In addition to the drug... (Read More)

Not All It's Cracked Up to Be - 8/8/2010
The person that called this place a jewel that needs to be polished got it somewhat right. It could be a jewel if not for the drug addicts,drug dealers, and bums hanging... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN BEACON, NEW YORK
12508