Town of the Week: Millerton

Right on the Connecticut border, off bucolic, winding Route 199, Millerton, N.Y.  is definitely a prime candidate for a second home location, if you’re in search of a nearby village with services. My favorite of those services is Saperstein’s, an old fashioned work clothing store that sells things like Wrangler jeans but also has tux rentals. Which pretty much sums up the town. There’s still a very popular animal feed store, as well as a fine tea shop. Also, as my regular readers know, it has my number one desire in a town (besides good coffee): a movie theater. I know we’re supposed to be communing with nature in our second homes, but if I’m going to spend significant time there, I need to escape to the cinema.

It’s about two hours and change from New York, but along relatively small roads (that could be considered a plus, of course), and apparently very close to the Wassaic Metro North station. There’s as much pricey real estate as affordable-ish real estate (nothing under $100K here, though), with an average listing price of $325,000 as of this writing. The downside: pretty slim pickings right now in the real estate market, unless you have more than five million to spend.

  • I love Millerton! It’s a super cute town with tons of great shops along the road you pictured above.

  • Dutchess County Tourism has a Farm Fresh getaway in September/October that stops in Wassaic/Millerton. The tea shop and the farmers market is on the itinerary.

  • B Heather

    Great choice! I’ve driven through Millerton for years – super close to great farm produce and the local businesses couldn’t be nicer!

  • bklynorbeyond

    Apparently Metro North just added service to Millerton! I must check out this town. via the great I Ride the Harlem Line blog. http://www.iridetheharlemline.com/2012/04/01/awesome-new-harlem-line-service-to-millerton/

    • upstater

      That is indeed big news. Thanks for sharing. It’s a great, great town!

      • IRideTheHarlemLine

        Sorry guys, the Millerton thing was an April Fools joke. I wish Metro-North ran to Millerton, perhaps again one day. It really is a lovely town though.

  • bklynorbeyond

    Millerton looks adorable. And in a great location. Plus, according to the great I Ride the Harlem Line blog, the MTA has just added Metro North service to Grand Central from there!

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