Crime & Safety
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.
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.