Quality of Life

The Hudson Valley Region’s natural beauty has been celebrated in art and literature. With its rich history and cultural life, it is an increasingly popular destination for tourists.

The region is a center for working artisans and crafts people, with hundreds of antique and craft shops nestled in the Valley, and nationally known craft and antique festivals. World-class restaurants, wineries, gardens and galleries are part of the place we call home.

In addition, the area has regional symphony orchestras, repertory companies, opera houses, visual arts centers, international music festivals, and the largest outdoor sculpture park in the United States.

Besides its notoriety as the home of West Point, it is also a gourmet's delight, with the renowned Culinary Institute of America - the country's foremost training center for the epicurean arts with four restaurants. The American Symphony Orchestra makes its summer home here, with a nationally regarded music festival on the grounds of the Bard College campus overlooking the Hudson River.

Sports enthusiasts visit the region for endless recreational opportunities - it is a horse-lover’s paradise with hundreds of active training, breeding and riding facilities. A pristine, wholesome environment makes it a desirable residential address.

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