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Highlands is a town in New York with a population of 12,292. Highlands is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Highlands offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Highlands there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Highlands and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Highlands are highly rated.
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Living on the beautiful, historic military base right alongside the Hudson River makes for some spectacular views. The architecture on West Point is marvelous and the large forest-covered mountains running down both sides of the river provide amazing views and lots to explore.
There is always something happening at West Point, whether at the elementary, middle, high school, or academy level. Everything here revolves around the academy which means a strong relationship with the academy and the rest of the community. West Point is also composed of about five main neighborhoods and within each neighborhood, children are always able to play out, even as the cadets run by for their daily Physical Training. In many ways, West Point is like one big family.
I am a military brat, which means that I have grown up as an Army kid and have always been on the move. I say this in a quite literal sense, because I have moved 10 times in total. West Point is by far my favorite place that I have ever lived because of it's overall atmosphere. It's atmospheric morals remain the same as when the military academy was established over 200 years ago. I wish that I could have spent all 18 years of my childhood and teenage years here. West Point's motto is "Duty, honor, country" which is so special because it not only applies to the cadets of the academy but also to the military soldiers and family members who sacrifice their their lives to serve the Army.