B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$321,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,511
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,110
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

    Beekman Reviews

    19 reviews
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    I have lived in Dutchess County, NY my whole life. I am proud to say I would never want to live anywhere else! If you drive an hour South, you are in the city. If you drive an hour North, you are in Albany- the capital of NY. Where I live, it is so laid back with beautiful views of the mountains. There are so many places to hike and enjoy life. It's a beautiful place to raise a family. In fact, many city people have moved up here. It is becoming more populated in the past couple of years. I am proud to say I am from Poughquag, NY.
    Review Beekman
    Everyone in my town is very kind. We all try to help each other in time of need. There is not many community events but people often socialize at the town parks during their children's soccer or baseball practice. The town library is beautiful. Here, they host book clubs, kid clubs and many other events. I enjoy the community and believe it's a positive atmosphere.
    This town is very small and not much to do. There's some parks around there that is nice. Other than that, you'll probably feel bored, in the middle of no where, and feel far from everywhere.