If we were to pick one neighborhood to relocate to in Poughkeepsie city, we would put the areas surrounding Vassar College near the top of the list. Why? For starters, the Vassar campus is a nice place to walk around, enjoy the sun, look at old buildings, and maybe pop into the library where it’s quiet and, frankly, stunning, thanks to all those stained glass windows and buttresses. Also, there’s decent eating around the campus, not surprisingly, as well as other businesses that give the neighborhood a thriving feel.
There are lots of great older homes located around Vassar, too, making this late 1930s home located north of the campus feel practically new comparatively. In fact, this house does include some updates like the kitchen (stainless steel, granite counter tops) and the half-bath. The 1900 square foot interior also comes with hardwood floors, formal dining room, and a backyard with deck and above-ground pool. Here’s a weird thing: There is a washer/dryer, but it seems to be inside of a closet in the living room. The closet doors close, however, and the formal dining room has a fireplace and could be used as a sitting room. Upstairs, the master bedroom is huge with vaulted ceilings, giant windows, and skylights.
Another reason to live in this neighborhood is that it’s in the Arlington Central School District, a well-regarded public school district. Seems like just the kind of house you’d want to bring your family home to.
73 Davis Avenue, Poughkeepsie (Century 21 Alliance)