Germantown NY

Germantown NY

Germantown New York

Germantown NY is located in the southwest corner of Columbia County and is home to just over  2,000 residents, according to the latest US Census. Originally settled by the Palatines, Germantown runs along the Hudson River between Clermont and Livingston.  It offers spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River as can be seen in the photograph.

The Germantown community  is located a few hundred feet above the river, covers 12.5 square miles and is surrounded by wooded hills, orchards, and farms. It is a great example of  small town America and has kept its rural characteristics.

Germantown NY Employment

The largest employer in Germantown is Taconic Farms Inc.  Some residents commute to work in nearby Hudson, Northern Dutchess County, or Albany.

Reason so many love Germantown NY

Because of it’s location Germantown is a popular second home destination for those who truly want a country home; maybe one  with spectacular Hudson River and Catskill views, or for those who see themselves as part-time farmers.  Yet at the same time it offers quick access to the train (Amtrak) either in Hudson or Rhinebeck and access to cultural performances and fine restaurants. Germantown also features a newly renovated inn, a deli featuring local foods as well as international specialties and a variety store specializing in American made goods.

Schools serving the Germantown Community

If you buy a home in Germantown, and you have school age children they will attend either Germantown schools or Red Hook schools.  Make sure to let your real estate agent know your preference.


Video of Germantown NY

Many of the businesses essential to the community can be found on Main Street such as:

(Mouse over the photos for the names of the buildings)

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