Wappingers Falls

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Welcome to Wappingers Falls

Welcome to Wappingers Falls, a charming community with a strong sense of local pride and a deep commitment to preserving its heritage. Located in both Wappinger and Poughkeepsie, this village offers affluent real estate buyers a delightful blend of small-town charm, access to amenities, and abundant natural beauty.


Living in Wappingers Falls comes with numerous advantages. Its location provides easy access to various amenities, including shopping centers, dining establishments, and recreational facilities. Additionally, the village’s proximity to major highways and public transportation allows for convenient commuting to nearby cities and attractions while offering a peaceful respite from the bustling urban life.


Nature enthusiasts find solace in the natural beauty surrounding Wappingers Falls, such as its picturesque landscapes, serene waterfronts, lush parks, and verdant hiking trails. Residents can embark on strolls along Wappinger Lake or explore the breathtaking scenery of nearby state parks, immersing themselves in the tranquility of the great outdoors.


Wappingers Falls has a rich history woven into its fabric. Once home to over 40 saloons and more than 20 factories, the village proudly showcases historic landmarks and architectural treasures that harken back to its past. From well-preserved buildings to educational museums, residents can delve into the area’s fascinating heritage and gain a deeper appreciation for its roots.


Architecturally, Wappingers Falls offers a variety of living spaces that cater to diverse tastes. From historic homes with classic charm to modern residences with contemporary design elements, the region provides options that suit the preferences of discerning buyers. Whether it’s a cozy cottage or an expansive estate, residents can find their ideal sanctuary in this idyllic community.


Wappingers Falls is the perfect choice for those seeking a small-town feel with access to amenities and a rich sense of history. Its strong community spirit, commitment to preserving its heritage, and abundant natural beauty make it a welcoming and fulfilling place to call home.


What to Love

  • Charming village with a rich historical tapestry
  • Numerous well-preserved 19th-century structures
  • Riverside living with picturesque Hudson Valley views
  • Active community fostering a warm and welcoming vibe
  • Proximity to outdoor adventures and scenic natural landscapes
  • The perfect balance of small-town charm and modern conveniences


Local Lifestyle

Wappingers Falls provides a charming and suburban lifestyle in the heart of the Hudson Valley. The local lifestyle is characterized by serenity and accessibility to modern amenities, accompanied by tree-lined streets, friendly neighborhoods, and a slower pace of life. Farm-to-table produce, small businesses, and quaint architecture characterize life in Wappingers Falls.


The cultural scene in Wappingers Falls is vibrant, with local art galleries, theaters, and music venues offering entertainment and creative outlets for residents. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley through hiking, biking, and boating activities in the nearby parks and along the Hudson River.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Delight in the fresh, seasonal ingredients and flavors at Cafe Maya, a cozy Mexican restaurant where each dish is crafted with care and authenticity. Embark on a culinary adventure at The Hog, a unique, family-owned dining spot where inventive flavors and whimsical twists on classic fare create a memorable dining experience. 


Indulge in a global menu that caters to every palate at Double O Grill, where delicious food is complemented by a wide selection of wines and cocktails in a modern setting complete with a spacious bar. Experience the distinctive taste of Mexican cuisine at Mexicali Blue, a renowned eatery where every meal is prepared with fresh ingredients and delivered with efficiency.


Things to Do

Discover a seasonal market brimming with local produce, delectable baked goods, and charming handmade crafts with Wappingers Falls Farmers Market at Meadowbrook Farm, which showcases the community’s vibrant agricultural heritage.


Step back in time at Mesier Park, a historical park where a 1741 Dutch Colonial home and picturesque gardens offer a serene retreat for visitors to enjoy. Wappingers Falls Depot Museum gives locals and visitors alike a glimpse into the village’s rich railroad heritage with artifacts and exhibits that tell the captivating story of its past.


Immerse yourself in the dynamic offerings of Grinnell Library, a lively community resource providing various programs and services for all ages and interests.


Schools

Wappingers Falls is served by the Wappingers Central School District. Notable schools in the area include:


Overview for Wappingers Falls, NY

8,264 people live in Wappingers Falls, where the median age is 37.5 and the average individual income is $33,986.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,264

Total Population

37.5 years

Median Age

High

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

$33,986.56

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Wappingers Falls, NY

Wappingers Falls has 3,152 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wappingers Falls do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,264 people call Wappingers Falls home. The population density is 1,954.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,264

Total Population

High

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

37.5

Median Age

50.84 / 49.16%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,152

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$33,986.56

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Wappingers Falls, NY

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

75
Very Walkable
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mark's Dessert By Nilda, The Wine Store, and Olive U.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.39 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.83 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.71 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.49 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.24 miles 36 reviews 4.9/5 stars
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