A Hidden Gem in the Hudson Valley
In the Mid-Hudson Valley there is a hidden gem, a community gaining recognition. Home buyers are gravitating to Highland NY.
Highland is my hometown. My family has roots here. I went to school at Highland Schools as my father did before me, my daughters and granddaughters after me. The town was a thriving business area, when I was child, where we could go and walk to the bank, the drug store, meat market and candy store (which had the best Italian Ice I have had in my life).
As our country became more mobile it was popular to drive to a mall to shop and the little town lost businesses as did many across the country. Trends are changing back to being more community oriented. The desire to have roots in a community, are more common. Folks are looking for walkability.
Working with homebuyers, I find it interesting the follow local trends. Locally, we have always had request to look for a home in New Paltz. The small college town has always been popular. The 90 minute drive to the city, the Shawangunk Ridge and Mohonk Mountains, make this a desirable destination to live and have a second home.
Highland is a short distance to the east of New Paltz, 8 miles between the towns. Still 90 minutes to Manhattan, but with easy access to Metro-North and the growing Medical Centers in Poughkeepsie. The Eastern border is the beautiful Hudson River. The town is home to the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park, the Frannie Reese State Park and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail.
The hamlet area has small shops and eateries. There is an opportunity to grow with the town, with available properties on the market. Wise investors and entrepreneurs will see a great potential for growth.
Homebuyers are seeing the value in community. They are requesting to look at homes in Highland. This is a delightful change in trend for me. I am happy to introduce those that have not known the area to out hidden gem.