- Suburb of New York City, NY
Rating 3.76 out of 5 17 reviews
I have lived here for a few years, and it is a quiet town for the most part. Many of its shops have been here for 40 plus years, everyone takes the same two roads to get everywhere. Everyone in Brewster knows everyone else or they know someone who knows you. It's actually quite nice that everyone knows everyone else in some way or somehow, sometimes I will be walking in the grocery store and I will see someone I haven't seen in a while and just catch up with them.
Small town with friendly people. Know someone everywhere you go. Small community. Many business and great people. Easy commute to the city. Average small town like any other, nothing special.
There is just nothing to do in Brewster. There is some walking trails in the woods and the bike path. Other than that your only option is go to Carmel to go bowling or go even farther to Danbury for the mall.
Overall, a nice town. Great sense of community. Few restaurants, mostly Italian or Mexican food. You have to go to nearby towns or drive 20+ to really get diverse foods.
Brewster is a nice, diverse town. Being that it exists within Southeast, there are many aspects to it. Brewster Village has a high hispanic population and is the most urban that Putnam County gets. The train station is in the Village and is accessible. Brewster Hill/Brewster Heights are both fairly rural (if not suburban).
I love how close I am to a lot of activities. Nothing is a long drive to get to especially the city. I just have to hop in a train and I'll be in the city not even in 2 hours. Also, I love how it is a small yet large town compared to other towns around me.
Brewster is a nice town with good people. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and athletic fields to occupy oneself with. Unfortunately, the downtown area has started to look run-down in recent years.
Great town overall and had so many things close by. Danbury CT is a short drive away, making the Danbury Fair Mall fairly easy to get to. The town provides a quiet feel that is homey and comforting. Newly paved streets and new buildings show a big improvement and is making the town more popular.
I love Brewster because it's a small town and you basically see someone you know everywhere you go. One thing I don't like is that there isn't a lot to do since the town is so small.
There's not a lot to do in Brewster unless you hunt and fish, and even then, you need to apply for permits and drive 20 minutes out of the way. The public parks are poor quality, there are no skateparks or theaters within walking distance, and the hiking trails, although abundant, really lack depth. The community exists but it's hard to find out anything considering there's no concrete source of information to be found. The schools are good and there are some good places to eat. I've never felt unsafe.
Brewster is a nice place but the town of Brewster is a dump, and I wish that it could get fixed. The school system is pretty good and there are a lot of part time job opportunities for students who live in the area.
Brewster is a great town to live in. There is a good amount of things to do here, (mostly great restaurants) and Red Rooster is the number one spot to go to if you visit here. The people are really nice and Brewster Central School District is absolutely amazing. I've gone to school here ever since kindergarten and it has been an amazing experience. Having the schools all close to each other is a really good thing instead of it being all spread out.
Great town that is working on getting itself back to its glory days (but better). Great schools and people.
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