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Wednesday, March 3, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Why is everybody moving to Poughkeepsie?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
A study of Americans fleeing the big cities last year found that Philadelphia and Miami were the top two choices of New Yorkers who left the Big Apple. But a surprising player in the relocation rush was Poughkeepsie, which came in third. The survey, by StreetLight Data, a transportation analytics firm, looked at migration out of the country's top ten metro areas and found that Poughkeepsie ranked eighth most popular relocation destination in the nation, up from 17th last year.
Like many Americans who relocated last year, Poughkeepsie's new residents were seeking smaller communities that offered both urban conveniences but with rural/suburban outdoor space. After living in cramped high-rise apartments and quarantined indoors for most of 2020, the thought of having a back yard to relax in or a quiet neighborhood to walk the dog in has made it hard to resist moving to communities in the Hudson Valley.
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Monday, February 15, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Putnam County New York: A rural Hudson Valley mecca with a surprising secret.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems Real Estate.
Putnam County in the lower Hudson Valley of New York, located north of Westchester, south of Dutchess county, and separated from Orange County to the west by the Hudson River. It’s location, with easy access to the Taconic Parkway, makes it a popular commute by car for people working in White Plains and the Westchester area.
Much of the county maintains its rural atmosphere. Hilly roads snake through forests lined with 200-year-old stone walls, beside pastures where horses graze, and around numerous ponds and lakes. But the county’s rural feel hides a surprising fact: It is one of the most affluent counties in America, ranked 21st by median household income, and 43rd by per-capita income, according to the 2012 American Community Survey and 2009-2013 American Community Survey, respectively.
There are six towns and three incorporated villages in Putnam County. Carmel, population 34,300, iy ...

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Friday, January 22, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Living and Playing in Warwick, NY

The line between living and playing blurs when you live in a village like Warwick, NY. The downtown is a vibrant and busy business district, larger and more active than in the towns around it. It carries an old-fashioned small-town feel, but with an assortment of sophisticated shops, restaurants, galleries and stores that make it truly a pleasant place to live.
Surrounding Warwick are the rolling foothills of the Catskill mountains, replete with dairy and horse farms, wineries and farm stands. But what makes Warwick’s rural nature truly unique are the six apple orchards, ranging from 45 acres to 200 acres, all in a five-square-mile area around the village. These orchards are one of the mainstays of village life, bringing with them an active tourist industry and plenty of entertainment for locals during the warm weather months.
The Town of Warwick, NY includes three unique villages (Florida, Greenwood Lake, and Warwick) and five hamlets (Amity, Bellvale, Edenville, New Milford ...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Bethel, NY - Home of the Woodstock Nation offers much, much more!

The town of Bethel is situated 90 mi (144 km) from New York City In Sullivan County, and extends to the hamlets of White Lake, Kauneonga Lake, Smallwood, Hurd Settlement, Bushville, Briscoe and Bethel. It's claim to fame is that of being the host for the first Woodstock Music Festival held from August 15 through 18, 1969 which featured legendary artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills and Nash and what would turn out to be an A-list of 1970s musicians, performing before an unexpected audience of 500,000.
A century before being the official capital of the Woodstock Nation, Sullivan County became famous for its large number of premium hotels in the “Borscht Belt'' of the 20th century. It was also heavily promoted as a 19th century sportsman’s destination. The opening of the Monticello and Port Jervis Railroad in 1870 made the area accessible by a direct two hour trip from New York City. The line ran from Piermont, NY, through Port Jervis and on to Lake Erie ...

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Friday, October 30, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Halloween Home Decor your mother would never have approved.

More and more homeowners are getting the Halloween holiday spirit and will be spookifying their homes, inside and out. Inflatable spiders and dragons, talking witches and smoldering corpses in scary front yard graveyards are creeping up on home fronts all over the Hudson Valley. In that spirit, we've found some truly spooky ideas for your Halloween Home Decor!
The Spooky Grave Yard
These folks have turned their otherwise inviting home into a spookily lit burial ground. No doubt some trick or treaters will have second thoughts entering there.
Punkin' Head
Here's a classic Flying Pumpkinhead, tastefully and frightfully wrought against the Halloween nighttime sky.
The Zombie House
Zombies! Zombies are good and scary, and this house seems to be undergoing an apocalypse of them. But they're hungry, as anyone with a brain must know.
Creepy Old Lady House
Actually this is my mother in law's place. I just thought I'd throw her in the mix.
Slasher in the Shower
So scary! Good thing it. ...

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