Beacon, New York, has long been one of my favorite quick getaways from the city for many reasons: It’s easy to get to via MetroNorth, for starters—and you can visit Dia:Beacon (a contemporary art museum located in a former Nabsico box-printing factory). There are also many locally owned eateries along Main Street (check out Homespun Foods and Max’s on Main), and of course views of the Hudson River.
All of this makes it a good place to move if you’re done with city life but want to be nearby—and not give up cultural amenities. You’ll also find art galleries like Fridman Gallery (they have a location in NYC too), waterfront parks, breweries, and local stores like Alps Sweet Shop (a must-try if you’re a chocoholic). Poughkeepsie, where you’ll find malls and chains like Target, is also only about a 30-minute drive from here.
When it comes to buying a house here, the current median sales price is $420,000, according to Realtor.com. There are about 50 listings on the market now, including houses within walking distance of Main Street (and the MetroNorth station) and some farther out in more rural areas.
Sound like a fit? Check out these five places for sale in the area including an 1880 house with its original beams and staircase.
48 Wilkes St.
This three bedroom, one bath is listed for $479,900. The 1880 house features original wood beams, moldings, millwork, hardwood floors, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, a front porch, one-car garage, fenced-in backyard, and Jacuzzi.
11 Schofield Pl.
This four bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $579,900 after a $10,000 cut in November. It has a new roof and windows, refinished hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, moldings, built-ins, a sunroom, attached one-car garage, and fenced-in backyard.
230 Liberty St.
This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $599,000. It’s located on two lots and features carpet and tile floors, central air, stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings in two of the bedrooms, generator hookup, a detached one-car garage, deck, and a large patio.
37 Newlins Mill Rd.
This three bedroom, two and a half bath is listed for $850,000 after a $100,000 cut in October. The house has a fireplace, hardwood floors, central air, high ceilings, ceiling fans, oversized windows, granite countertops, recessed lighting, and an upper deck with river views.
82 Mountain Ln.
This three bedroom, three bath is listed for $1,250,000. The custom-built ranch features a fireplace, high beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, central air, an office, walk-in closets, large deck, and backyard.
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