The confluence of hip, artistic vibes and riverfront adventure

Welcome to Beacon

Welcome to Beacon, a lively and dynamic riverfront area that has become a haven for art enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and discerning real estate buyers. With its vibrant energy, scenic location, and abundant cultural attractions, Beacon is captivating for those seeking a unique and fulfilling lifestyle.


Known for its thriving arts scene, Beacon attracts creatives from all disciplines. The region is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, and performers, creating a pulsating energy that infuses the streets. From innovative galleries to live music venues, Beacon is a cultural hub constantly buzzing with creativity and inspiration.


Living in Beacon offers a multitude of reasons to fall in love with the area. Its dynamic mix of shops, restaurants, and cafes caters to diverse tastes, ensuring residents always have something new to discover. The strong sense of community is cherished by residents who appreciate the welcoming and inclusive nature of Beacon’s residents.


Beacon’s location along the scenic Hudson River provides stunning vistas and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. Nature enthusiasts can explore the surrounding mountains, hike along picturesque trails, or embark on kayaking or boating excursions on the river. The region’s climate adds to the allure, with distinct seasons that paint the landscape in vivid hues throughout the year.


Architecturally, Beacon offers a mix of styles that reflect its history and artistic character. From charming Victorian homes to sleek modern lofts, the area provides a variety of living spaces to suit different preferences. Whether seeking a cozy retreat or a contemporary urban dwelling, Beacon offers options catering to different buyers’ desires.

What to Love

  • Thriving arts scene in a picturesque riverfront setting
  • Hip and eclectic vibe with a creative pulse
  • Walkable downtown brimming with trendy shops and eateries
  • Nestled between majestic mountains and sparkling river
  • Abundant outdoor adventures at your doorstep
  • Convenient to NYC 
  • Small-town charm

Local Lifestyle

Beacon has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Its creative energy, vibrant community, and stunning location have attracted tourists and new residents looking for a dynamic and artsy riverfront community with a roaring cultural scene and abundant outdoor activities. 


The overall vibe of Beacon is a harmonious blend of urban vitality and a laid-back attitude. While the neighborhood pulsates with energy, there’s also a sense of relaxation and contentment. Whether it’s enjoying a leisurely picnic by the riverside or joining friends for a lively outdoor concert, Beacon offers the perfect balance between staying on the go and savoring life’s simple pleasures.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Indulge in the flavors of New American cuisine at Café Amarcord, where vintage movie posters add a touch of nostalgia to the dining experience. Relish the laid-back atmosphere of Tito Santana Taqueria, a casual Mexican restaurant where locally sourced ingredients combine to create flavorful and authentic dishes.


Discover a haven for health-conscious individuals at Beacon Natural Market, a well-stocked health food store offering a multitude of organic groceries and supplements. Experience luxury and natural beauty at The Roundhouse, a boutique hotel featuring a restaurant, lounge, and event space that overlooks a mesmerizing waterfall.

Things to Do

Explore Beacon’s vibrant artistic community as local artists offer a rare glimpse into their creative process at the annual Beacon Open Studios. Get immersed in the city's thriving arts scene at Beacon Second Saturday. This monthly celebration features gallery openings, special events, and an atmosphere buzzing with creative energy.


Encounter contemporary art in a unique setting at Dia Beacon, a renowned museum that occupies a former Nabisco factory, providing a captivating backdrop for thought-provoking exhibitions and installations.


Embrace the beauty of the Hudson River at Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, a waterfront park where picturesque trails, inviting picnic areas, and breathtaking river views invite you to relax, explore, and connect with nature.


Beacon is served by the Beacon City School District. Some schools of note in the area include:


Overview for Beacon, NY

13,713 people live in Beacon, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $44,973. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Beacon, NY

Beacon has 5,577 households, with an average household size of 2.42. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Beacon do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,713 people call Beacon home. The population density is 2,893.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.6 / 51.4%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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Around Beacon, NY

There's plenty to do around Beacon, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dirty Bacchus, District Ramen, and Café Little Treasure.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.1 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.43 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.43 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.43 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.33 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.23 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Beacon, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Beacon. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Hudson Hills Academy-Beacon Campus
PreK - K
No rating available
J V Forrestal Elementary School
PreK - 5th
PreK - 5th
South Avenue School
PreK - 5th
9th - 12th
Rombout Middle School
6th - 8th
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