If you’ve been poo-pooing Poughkeepsie because of bad press, you might change your mind once you take a look at the inside of this inexpensive c.1920s bungalow cottage in the Dutchess County city of Poughkeepsie, just west of the Vassar College Campus.
Located a five-minute drive from the Metro-North/Amtrak station and less than 10 minutes from the Mid-Hudson Bridge, this home is in good shape with over 1000 square feet of interior space, three bedrooms, wood floors, living room well-illuminated with natural light, LR/DR/K open flow, stainless steel appliances + modern cabinetry in the kitchen, and a subway-tiled full bath with clawfoot tub + separate shower. Back yard includes stone patio with pergola. The photos speak for themselves: It’s a beauty.
The only question for potential buyers to answer is that of location. Poughkeepsie is a city, so if you dig that life with its accessibility to pretty much everything you need on a daily basis – including decent access to public transportation – this might be house for you. If that doesn’t sound appealing, we direct you to check out some of the more countrified properties we’ve featured lately. Priced appropriately for first time homebuyers. Yearly taxes = $5178.
197 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie (Houlihan Lawrence)