Red Hook NY College Park neighborhood

Red Hook NY College Park neighborhood


A look at the Red Hook NY College Park neighborhood

Red Hook NY College Park neighborhood was built in the late 1950s as a bedroom community for some workers at the IBM location in Kingston NY.  This became possible because of the construction of the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge which was opened to traffic in 1957 to connect Northern Dutchess to Ulster County to improve the economy on both sides of the Hudson River,

Due to a high water table, these homes were constructed on slabs.  This cook-cutter community consisted of three bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room with a Cathedral ceiling, an eat-in kitchen, and a laundry room on approximately .23 acre.  These homes were slightly over a thousand square feet, with the town supplying water, and a septic system is on each lot. The original heating was forced air with oil heat.  Some owners have since converted to propane or heat pumps.

Why is the community called College Park?

The neighborhood is called College Park since all the streets are named after well-known colleges.  Vassar was a later addition to the community and a street consisting of other home styles, these homes are more expensive.

Many of these homes have since been added to, or completely renovated.  At the time of writing this Blog post, several ranches sold for over $200,000 or were listed between $289,000 and $379,000.

Located between Route 9G and Route 9, two main roadways, is an indication that the location is convenient, just minutes from Bard College, schools, parks, trails, farm markets, and the village.

Here is an example of  a College Park home presently for sale at 6 Princeton St

Need assistance with Red Hook real estate?

You can use the property search  to find a Red Hook NY home, or for more personal assistance call or text Jennifer Fivelsdal, Real Estate Broker, JFIVE Homes Realty LLC, 845-594-9947

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