Car-Free Country House: Port Ewen Victorian, $159,900

  |  October 16, 2013

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Earlier this week, we posted about the Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) bus route, which runs loops around spots in Ulster County and to/from the Poughkeepsie Metro North station. It’s a cheap options for getting around the more populated places in the county; only a $1 to board and an extra .25 for each additional zone. It’s certainly cheap, and it will get you there…eventually. UCAT isn’t exactly known for its punctuality, but if you give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go, and maybe do some dry runs to your destinations during times when you don’t have to be somewhere on the dot, you might be able to make it work for you. The Ulster/Poughkeepsie link UCAT schedule lists the hamlet of Port Ewen as one of its stops on the way to the Poughkeepsie train station, but for the life of us, would couldn’t find out where the bus actually stops. Maybe some experienced riders (or UCAT schedule interpreters) can let us know.

So, we made an educated guess. We’re figuring it probably stops somewhere the main drag, which is Broadway. With that in mind, we started poking around the hamlet, which is near the river and sort of slowly coming into its own as a viable, walkable town, and we found this sweet, affordable, well-maintained Victorian in a tree-lined residential neighborhood in town. The entrance to the house certainly makes it immediately attractive, and it’s got a roomy flow with lots of natural light. Includes built-ins in the dining room, a sizable kitchen, and a big back deck. It’s located just off Broadway, where most of the businesses are in Port Ewen, and about a mile from the bridge that takes you to the Rondout section of Kingston. River is walking distance. Port Ewen gets a bad rap sometimes, but we think it’s not a bad little town.

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Beds: 3

Baths: 1

Square Feet: 1,440

Lot Size: .11

Taxes: $3,658

171 W Main Street, Port Ewen (Murphy Realty Group) GMAP

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