After a recent apple picking trip, my friends and I went out for dinner in Beacon, New York. It’s one of my favorite places in the Hudson Valley because of its artsy small-town vibe, good restaurants, and scenic location.
I’m hardly the only one who thinks this place is worth going out of your way to visit: It was named the coolest small town in the U.S. according to Hudson Valley Post.
It makes sense, considering its quick commute to New York City via car or Metro-North and the many things you can do there. It’s home to Dia Beacon, a popular modern and contemporary art museum; Hudson Beach Glass, an award-winning glass studio; and Fridman Gallery. You’ll also find locally-owned boutiques and restaurants on Main Street. Some of my favorite spots are Alps Sweet Shop, Homespun Food for a casual bite, The Roundhouse (it's got nice views of a creek and waterfall), Max’s On Main for a drink and bar food, and Reserva (a wine bar with great charcuterie).
When it comes to buying a house here, the current median sales price is $490,000, according to Realtor.com. Right now there are 36 houses for sale including places within walking distance to Main Street and some farther out. There’s also one condo for sale if you prefer apartment-style living.
Sound like a fit? Check out these houses for sale in Beacon including a modern two bedroom for $850,000.
This two bedroom, one and a half bath is listed for $625,000. The renovated house has a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, central air, recessed lighting, exposed brick, a sunroom, attached garage, basement, shed, large backyard, hot tub, whole-house generator, solar panels, and new windows. Memorial Park is nearby.
This four bedroom, two bath is listed for $729,900 after a $35,100 price cut. It has stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, exposed wood beams, shiplap ceilings, built-ins, a back deck, shed, and fenced-in backyard. Beacon High School is nearby.
This two bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $850,000. The house features built-ins, high ceilings, oversized windows, radiant hardwood floors, central air, central vacuum, skylights, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings, a large deck, and shed. Homespun Foods is nearby.
This five bedroom, three bath is listed for $1,175,000. The renovated historic house features a gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, moldings, central air, hardwood floors, built-ins, pocket doors, updated plumbing and electric, a covered porch, and deck. Madam Brett Homestead Museum is nearby.
This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $1,295,000. The former school gymnasium features high vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick, exposed beams, a kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, oversized windows, walk-in closets, a finished basement, a gravel rain garden, patio, and studio shed. South Ave Park is nearby.
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