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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Beacon is a town in New York with a population of 14,279. Beacon is in Dutchess County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Beacon offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Beacon there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Beacon and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Beacon are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Beacon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14
    40.7
  • Robbery
    77.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    997.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Beacon

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,450
National
$55,322
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Beacon Reviews

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Beacon is an artsy town about 1 hour North of NYC. It has been totally regentrified and now has a real Bohemian vibe. The restaurants are terrific with a wide variety of foods to tempt your palate. There are lots of small shops with toys, clothing, sporting goods, art and knitting, cbd oil. pet supplies...you name it! I grew up in Beacon when it was not so nice and to see it now makes me proud to live here.
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I have lived in Beacon my whole entire life. Living in this small town has shaped me into the person I am today. I grew up on a street with my best friend as my neighbor, and my grandparents just a few houses up the road. Some of the most beautiful sights i've ever seen are right in my home town. There are multiple parks, a beautiful waterfall, and many hiking trails. There are also so many great places to eat. My favorite part about Beacon is it's size. You can walk almost everywhere, and it just feels like you're a part of a big family. However, Beacon is slowly becoming overpopulated and prices are on the rise which is unfortunate because I hope to start a family here one day. Overall, I am so privileged to have been born and raised in this amazing town which shaped me into the person I currently am.
Creative, open-minded and fun! There are lots of events that are very family friendly. The Main Street is great, so so many amazing restaurants with food from all over the world. Many artistic people, so there is always something interesting to see. The second sat. of every month all of main street stays open late and there are gallery openings and live music and food! We also have Dia, which brings up lot of people from the city (great for small buisnesses)!