The popular destination of Beacon, New York, is a hour-and-a-half Metro North ride from Manhattan and is a good place to consider if you want to move to a place where you can enjoy access to art and nature.
Houses in Beacon are more affordable than some other in-demand New York City suburbs: the median sales price is $385,000, according to Realtor.com. Here, you’ll find traditional, older houses as well as new construction. Many houses have views of nature and feature home offices and outdoor space, ideal in the Covid era.
Beacon was once a manufacturing town, but it’s now known for its art scene. At Dia Beacon, a contemporary art museum located in a former printing facility, there are works by Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, and other major contemporary artists. On Main Street, you’ll find local art galleries like Bannerman Island Gallery and Morphicism plus eateries like Max’s on Main, Tito Santana Taqueria, and The Pandorica. For nature, you can head to Long Dock Park on the Hudson River, Madam Brett Park on Fishkill Creek, and Memorial Park. According to Niche, the town is the third best place to live in Dutchess County and its public schools have a B+ rating.
So, if living in Beacon sounds like a fit for you, here are five houses available in the area including a 1941 three bedroom with a fireplace and a three bedroom with an in-ground pool.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $625,000. The brick house has hardwood floors, two fireplaces, built-in bookshelves, beamed ceilings, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bath, a one-car garage, and a patio and new deck in the backyard. Main Street is a 13-minute walk where you’ll find eateries like Beacon Bread Company and Max’s on Main.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $465,000. The 1941 house has hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, wood-beamed ceilings, a home office, a balcony in the master bedroom, a new furnace, one-car garage, and a large deck in the backyard. Hudson Highlands State Park and Beacon Overlook are nearby.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $450,000. The house is contingent, which means that the seller has accepted an initial offer, but certain conditions must be met, so they might accept a different offer. The 1870 house features hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, a sunroom with a wood-paneled ceiling, front porch, and a patio and garden in the backyard. Main Street and the Metro North train station are within walking distance.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $449,000. The house has a home office, sunroom, front porch, formal dining room, walk-up attic for storage, an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a built-in cupboard, a patio, and an in-ground pool. St. Joachim's Cemetery and JV Forrestal Elementary School are nearby.
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $369,000. The house has hardwood floors, large windows, wood-beamed ceilings, tin ceiling in the dining room, stainless steel appliances, a finished basement, front porch, deck, patio, and a fire pit in the backyard. South Avenue Park and Main Street are nearby.