Poughkeepsie NY

Poughkeepsie NY Dutchess County Seat


Poughkeepsie NY was established in 1687 and is the County seat. According to the latest census there are about 32,736 residents of Poughkeepsie.

Both the town and city are served by bus transportation, the Metro-North trains and the Mid Hudson Bridge  which connects Poughkeepsie to Ulster County where you can access the NY State Thru-Way. There are also several other major highways.

Poughkeepsie major employees

In the past,  some of the industries in Poughkeepsie NY were Whale rendering, hat making and paper.  Today most of the jobs are in the health field  and there  are two hospitals in Poughkeepsie, Vassar and Saint Francis.  Marist and Vassar Colleges also provides a variety of job.

At one time IBM was the largest employer in the area, it has since scaled back but is still a significant employer.

The County is also a major employer in the area.


Poughkeepsie NY

Poughkeepsie Real Estate

Real estate in Poughkeepsie is diverse, here you will probably find the largest number of muti-family homes, as well as condos, town houses, single  family, commercial and industrial.  Poughkeepsie NY is a Dutchess County town that accounts for a large portion of the county’s yearly home sale.

Poughkeepsie homes for sale

Poughkeepsie homes for sale

Market Trend

In 2016 there were 383 single family homes sold in Poughkeepsie the most in any Dutchess County town.  This data was derived from the Mid Hudson MLS.

Average Sale Price $216,316.00

Median Sale Price $212,000.00

Total $ Volume  $82,849,028.00

 Poughkeepsie School

Poughkeepsie City School District

  Poughkeepsie Area Information

In Poughkeepsie you will find many fine restaurants and a wide variety of cuisine; some restaurants enjoys views of the Hudson River.       There are also many venues offering all types of entertainment; one such is The Bardarvon.

Want to take a view from up high of the area? Then consider the  Walk-Way Over the Hudson, the views are spectacular.

You could even take a  a cruise on the Hudson from Poughkeepsie.

Town Government