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Hurley#1 Best Places to Live in Ulster County
Current Resident: Hurley is a small, quiet, scenic town just outside of Kingston. It is full of history with many stone houses from the revolutionary period, and is mainly made up up of either families or elderly residents. In recent years there has also been an increase in the number of people from NYC purchasing weekend/summer homes here as well as a result of the gentrification going on in Kingston and other cities in the Hudson Valley. I personally love living in Hurley because of both the history and the scenery, and it is a little quieter than Kingston, while still being just a short drive away. However, don't expect much to do in Hurley itself, because most restaurants, stores and literally everything else is in Kingston. The most we have besides the stone houses and rail trail are a Stewarts, a tiny library, a Reformed Church, the Country Store and the Hurley Mountain Inn. Overall though it is a cute, tiny, serene town!...
- 3,026 Population
West Hurley#3 Best Places to Live in Ulster County
Current Resident: Lots of interesting, intelligent, involved, creative people.Plenty of folks walking their dogs. Its quiet and more than half of the population is over 50 years old,Seems like most of the people here are from the big city and got away to be in nature. Its gorgeous here. Just 3 minutes to Woodstock and 15 minutes to Kingston so if you want action, its close by.
- 1,920 Population
#5 Best Places to Live in Ulster County
- Town in New York
- Rating 3.53 out of 5 43 reviews
Current Resident: I have lived in Kingston for 6 months, and I love it! I have everything I need very close by; I rarely travel more than 5-10 minutes to go to stores, restaurants, etc. There are many different events events here; it seems like everyone should be able to find events that interest them. The biggest negative to the area, in my opinion, is that the rent is so high and it's hard to find affordable housing. Also, as with any city, there are good and bad areas; you need to do your research...
- 23,070 Population
Marlboro#6 Best Places to Live in Ulster County
Current Resident: I love my hometown with a passion. We are located in the Hudson Valley of New York. We have orchards and greenery surrounding us with a beautiful view of the Hudson Valley river. What I like about my hometown is how we are a small and friendly community. Everyone here gets along very well. The public school districts are very good with the students who attend. Moreover, the football program here is one of the things Marlboro is known for. Our football team ranked in the Top 5 for best Hudson Valley sports. Every football game is like the show "Friday Night Lights." I am captain of the cheer team as well. I have lived at Marlboro since I was 3 years old and my experience growing up here has been life changing and epic. I will never forget my town...
- 3,545 Population
Highland#8 Best Places to Live in Ulster County
Current Resident: I've lived in HIghland my whole life and I absolutely love it! It is in a wonderful location near many amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, hospitals, schools, and fun things too! It is also very close to the Poughkeepsie Area which opens up a whole new world of possibilities!...
- 5,707 Population
Current Resident: I love how Lake Katrine is a close-knit area. I've lived here for about 17 years. There are less than 3,000 residents in this area. It is the perfect area to live because everything is within a 5-10 minute drive. You can live near nature but still, have close access to supermarkets and other necessary commodities. It is the perfect balance of nature and town/city life. This area is also about 2 hours away from New York City, about an hour away from Albany, and about 5 hours from Washington DC. Of course, as in any place, there are certain areas to avoid. For example, as a young woman, I would not wander certain places in Lake Katrine at night...
- 2,472 Population
Current Resident: The village of Wallkill is truly a hamlet; quintessential small town living. The streets are narrow and have some sidewalks making it nice for walking for exercise, or for a leisurely stroll. The rail trail runs through downtown as well, making it nice for those who are wanting a larger path for running or biking longer distances. There are three schools in the village, so your children will be able to be close to home for their educational needs. Another good thing about Wallkill is that quite a few new restaurants have popped up within the last two years, making it nice for locals who want to have a bite to eat. The only major drawback that I see with the hamlet is that there are no grocery stores, making it necessary to drive 10-15 minutes to the store...
- 2,017 Population
- Town in New York
- Rating 3.5 out of 5 8 reviews
Nearby Resident: It's a small village, with several excellent restaurants to go and dine on the weekends. The people are friendly and polite, it needs some town support, from leaders of the community it can become a wonderful town...
- 4,032 Population
Works Here: The town is awesome, the food here is amazing and you can't go wrong with any restaurant. The town is a college town so there will be students roaming everywhere but it's kind of cool, also the town is within walking distance from the school so don't worry about transportation--just use a bike or a skateboard like 80% of the kids...
- 14,162 Population
Former Resident: Zena is a small town in the outskirts of Woodstock. It encompasses both Onteora and Kingston City School Districts. It is a rural town where they built an elementary school when I was in first grade. It has since closed and was sold and turned into the school of rock...I grew up on a small farm with my brother learning to care for chickens,geese,ducks,turkeys,pigs, horses and cows. We had a huge garden. My brother and I had to walk a half a mile to the bus stop starting in middle school. ...The firehouse is the hub of the community there are no stores. Whenever the firehouse hosts a chicken dinner everyone comes out. Otherwise you wouldn't really see too many neighbors.
- 942 Population
Current Resident: I love Rosendale because it is an accepting community located in the middle of the Hudson Valley. The commute to local hubs is easy and doable, opening up the opportunity to be connected with anything I could want in a community. Rosendale is small and comfortable and doesn't need to be anything it isn't because it is so surrounded by other amazing towns and cities...
- 5,858 Population
Current Resident: I grew up in Woodstock and left for 25 years ago, living in major cities since. My family and I live in NYC. We bought a weekend house in Woodstock last year and spend a good amount of time in Woodstock. Many of the local stores are the same as when I grew up, mostly privately owned. Although there are limited shopping options, the quality is good. Sunrise market and Sunfrost Farms have had quality organic selections well before it was a trend. The nature is beautiful. It's not grand but that adds to the charm. Happy that my kids can experience nature and run around. Overall the people in Woodstock are friendly. There is, and always has been, a NYC influence; there is a level of sophistication one might not find in other small towns. It was a great place to grow up and is an enjoyable place to be as an adult...
- 5,804 Population
- Town in New York
- Rating 4.5 out of 5 2 reviews
Current Resident: Not only is a great place to grow up and raise a family, there isn't a lot of infrastructure so it's a very rural town with plenty of ways to interact and experience the nature and landscape of the area...
- 1,328 Population
Niche User: This area is a really great place for families and people who like to enjoy the outdoors. There are so many beautiful places to hike, swim, bike, etc. There is a good mix of suburban areas and private properties surrounded by plenty of gorgeous forests. There is a strong community, lots of local businesses and great food...
- 5,497 Population