B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$226,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    14
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    5
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    137
    525
  • Theft
    386
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,505
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie is the center of a four-college community, surrounded by outlying suburbs and downtown areas. There is no shortage of diversity in age groups, cultures, political affiliations, or things to do. Just half an hour north, one can enjoy downtown Rhinebeck including shops, restaurants, and Sunday farmer's markets. Just two hours south lies New York City, arguably the most interesting and progressive metropolis on the east coast of the United States. This area is livable; however, if I were to move back to New York I would likely not live specifically in Hyde Park, but rather the city or somewhere further upstate.
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I have lived in Hyde Park for 2 years and close to the town for many years. A few positive comments about the Hyde Park area; a small town feeling, close to trains, highways, good restaurants, good private schools, 3 colleges, surrounded by many towns with lots of cultural activity and the home of the Roosevelt and Vanderbilt mansions.
Hyde Park, NY, is a very small area in the Hudson Valley region. Even though, it is a quiet little town, it has comfortable and affordable living. Coming from the city of Providence, Rhode Island,it was a nice reprieve. I have lived here for almost three years now and I cannot picture myself leaving. The Hudson Valley, especially Hyde Park is known for its locally grown foods, and farmer's markets. I'm a huge advocate for local and sustainable food, so this area fits me perfectly. Not to mention there are great historical sites such as the Vanderbilt mansion and FDR's residency. If you look hard enough in this area there are numerous activities especially outdoors. Not far from Hyde Park are the Catskill Mountains which during Summer, Spring, and Fall have a number of activities such as hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and white water rafting. While in winter there is skiing and snowboarding. This area is very comfortable to live in with a very laid back atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience simple and convenient living.