Live in Poughkeepsie
With a diversity of housing options already available, and new housing units coming online every day, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to settle in Poughkeepsie. From stately Victorian-era homes to luxury waterfront apartments to artist-focused urban lofts, Poughkeepsie’s housing stock reflects not only its historic roots but also its twenty-first century vision.
The Union Street Historic District, home to famous Rossi & Sons Rosticceria, offers a mix of historic apartments and homes on tree-lined streets with slate sidewalks within walking distance to the Metro North train station and downtown. While the Queen City Lofts artist housing development on the north end of the neighborhood nearly complete, the Union Street district is up-and-coming.
Looking for some late nineteenth century charm? Look no further than Poughkeepsie’s historic districts such as Balding Avenue, near the landmark Poughkeepsie Post Office and the gorgeous Colonial Revival-style Poughkeepsie Journal Building, just north of downtown. Other historic single family neighborhoods include Garfield Place, filled with opulent Queen Anne and Second Empire homes by well-known historic architects, located in the city’s near south side.
Love the Hudson River? Well there’s new housing on the city’s southern and northern riverfront that’s sure to pique your interest. The Water Club Luxury Apartments opened in 2016, overlooking the city’s southern waterfront. Being close to Vassar Brothers Medical Center’s $500M expansion, medical professionals are finding the Water Club to be the perfect location for convenient living. This development features a swimming pool, balconies, an indoor garage and concierge-style amenities. On the northern waterfront, the One Dutchess Avenue development, currently under construction, will offer apartments directly on the river less than a half mile from the Poughkeepsie train station.
Or perhaps you’re interested in a more urban feel. Poughkeepsie’s traditional, compact and walkable downtown is experiencing a rebirth, with building renovations adding new life to the city’s core commercial district. For example, 40 Cannon, a recently rehabilitated former hotel, is a mixed-use apartment building with a gym for residents and bicycle storage, as well as a new brewery and wine bar on the ground level. Another new development, the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory in the Middle Main district, is an adaptively reused former factory building that now houses apartments, artist studios, a coffee shop and café, and a commercial kitchen. This development is located in a budding arts district, with nearby Arts Centro and Clinton Street Gallery, as well as the Trolley Barn redevelopment, the city’s historic street car building envisioned as an arts and community space and currently under construction.
Looking to rent or buy a new home?
Check out Poughkeepsie listing on Trulia, Zillow, or Apartments.com
Looking to become a first time homeowner?
The are several organizations in Poughkeepsie who are here to help you navigate homeownership.
Hudson River Housing: Homeownership
NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center