Welcome to Poughkeepsie

Welcome to Poughkeepsie, a dynamic New York region delivering an exciting blend of revitalization, cultural diversity, and a rich historical tapestry. Poughkeepsie is a region on the rise, with new businesses and residential developments intertwining with long-standing institutions, creating an atmosphere of progress and endless possibilities.

One of the area’s many benefits is its strategic location. Situated in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the Poughkeepsie provides convenient access to major transportation routes, including the Metro-North Railroad and major highways. Furthermore, nature enthusiasts find Poughkeepsie to be a delightful destination. The area is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, with the majestic Hudson River flowing through its core. Residents can take advantage of scenic riverfront parks, hiking and biking trails, and waterfront activities while embracing the region’s stunning landscapes.

Poughkeepsie’s history is deeply woven into the fabric of the area. From its role in the American Revolution to being a center of commerce and innovation, Poughkeepsie proudly preserves its historical landmarks and buildings. Walking through the streets, residents can admire architectural gems like the historic Victorian homes and charming brownstones, reflecting the city’s rich heritage.

Poughkeepsie’s real estate market caters to those seeking urban living with a touch of historic charm. The region offers an eclectic mix of living spaces to suit different lifestyles and preferences. The area provides options for every discerning buyer, from luxury condominiums with stunning river views to beautifully restored historic homes. 

What to Love

  • A vibrant city with a lively cultural scene
  • Scenic Hudson River charm and stunning Hudson Valley views
  • Abundant recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts
  • Easy access to major attractions
  • The blend of historic architecture and modern developments
  • Art galleries, museums, and theaters galore

Local Lifestyle

Poughkeepsie is an exciting place to explore. The city’s ongoing revitalization and blend of new and old create an atmosphere of curiosity and adventure with a mix of experiences. From art galleries and live performances to local festivals and community events, residents can immerse themselves in the area’s thriving cultural scene and discover new experiences around every corner.

The overall vibe of the area is urban and on the go. There’s always something happening, from Poughkeepsie’s bustling downtown area to its lively entertainment venues. However, there are plenty of pockets of tranquility, such as its beautiful parks and riverfront areas, where residents can unwind and enjoy nature’s bounty.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Indulge in the art of craft brewing and gastropub delights at Mill House Brewing Company, an establishment complete with a spacious outdoor seating area that invites you to savor your experience under the open sky. Embrace the laid-back vibe of Blue Collar Brewery, a brewery and pub where patrons can enjoy a rotating selection of beers and live music, perfect for unwinding and enjoying the company of friends.

Delight in a contemporary space that serves up new American fare at Crew Restaurant & Bar, which offers a culinary journey that combines innovation with classic flavors. Get transported to a French-inspired bistro with a romantic ambiance at Brasserie 292, complemented by a diverse wine list that sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.

Start the day off right at Lola’s Cafe, a charming breakfast and brunch spot where a creative menu and warm service create a welcoming atmosphere for a delightful morning meal.
Taste the authentic flavors of Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients at Pizzeria Posto Eastdale, a slice of culinary excellence.

Things to Do

Take in breathtaking views of the Hudson River from Walkway Over the Hudson, an iconic pedestrian bridge and park offering a serene and picturesque setting for leisurely strolls and memorable moments. Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a seasonal farmers market brimming with fresh produce, artisanal products, and live music showcasing the region’s bounty.

Bardavon is a historical theater hosting various concerts, plays, and performances that captivate audiences and ignite the imagination. Step back in time and explore the rich history of Locust Grove Estate, a historic estate complete with a museum, enchanting gardens, and scenic hiking trails that offer a glimpse into the past and the beauty of nature.

At First Friday Poughkeepsie, residents engage in the local arts community during this monthly art walk, where galleries, live music, and enticing food vendors come together to celebrate creativity and community. Experience a multitude of events at MJN Convention Center, a versatile venue hosting concerts, sports games, and other gatherings that foster excitement and entertainment.


Poughkeepsie City School District serves the Poughkeepsie community. Notable schools in the area include:

Overview for Poughkeepsie, NY

31,475 people live in Poughkeepsie, where the median age is 39.2 and the average individual income is $39,364. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie has 13,815 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Poughkeepsie do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,475 people call Poughkeepsie home. The population density is 6,118.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

48.09 / 51.91%

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Around Poughkeepsie, NY

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including From The Ground Up, Dimpi's Foodmart, and Mark's Dessert By Nilda.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.1 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.06 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Poughkeepsie, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Poughkeepsie. 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
Poughkeepsie High School
9th - 12th
Smith Early Learning Center
PreK - K
No rating available
Warring Magnet Academy Of Science And Technology
1st - 7th
No rating available
Morse Young Magnet School
K - 6th
Poughkeepsie Middle School
6th - 10th
No rating available
Poughkeepsie Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School
PreK - 8th
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Gov George Clinton School
1st - 5th
1st - 5th
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Tabernacle Christian Academy
K - 12th
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