15 reviews
  1. Suburb of New York City, NY
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$216,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,046
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    273
  • Murder
    No Data
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    No Data
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    525
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,208
National
$53,889
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Arlington Reviews

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Poughkeepsie itself is somewhat of a mess. The inner-city is old and not well-kept. During the 90s, much of the industry that proliferated in the area collapsed and that left Poughkeepsie deeply deprived, the public schools and other resources desecrated. Things are slowly getting a little better though, as businesses are gaining greater opportunity again. At least, that's what it feels like. There's tons of good food and many of the suburb areas are beautiful. Still, stay away from Main St. and a fair amount of the North side of town is still dangerous.
In our neighborhood, we fell very safe. The town police headquarters are not far away. However, we live close to the border between the town and the city. This summer we did see an increase in assaults and weapon-related deaths in the city of Poughkeepsie. The city police department has initiated additional community policing initiatives to combat the issues and encourage neighborhood fellowship.
I feel fortunate to have grown up in the area that I did. As I get older, I realize that my hometown is diverse and unique. There are areas that are busier, like the city of Poughkeepsie with shops, clubs and restaurants. However, we also are also have areas with farms, hiking trails, and waterways. We are close enough to New York City, or the Adirondacks for a day trip. There really is something for everyone. If I had to go back and choose, I would love to grow up here all over again.