Just 30 miles north of New York City, near West Point, you will find the charming little town of Cold Spring. Overlooking the Hudson River, you can wander down Main Street and visit one of the many antique stores or art galleries. The downtown bustles with activity during the summer and is a great stop over on the way to the Catskills or Adirondacks. We love the Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry School Museum. The shade trees and 19th century storefronts will charm your socks off. Ride the trolley in the summer and take in the panoramic view from Waterfront Park.
Commuter service from the Cold Spring Station is served by the Metro-North Railroad and it takes about an hour to get to the Grand Central Terminal.
Cold Spring is a birdwatcher’s paradise with the Constitution Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary nearby (operated by the National Audubon Society) and many beautiful woodlands and waterfalls.
The West Point Military Academy is just south of town across the river.
Population: About 2,000 people live in the city and surrounding area and 18.7% are over the age of 65.
Housing: The average home price in Cold Spring is in the mid $400,000 range. There are many restored Victorian homes in the area as well as farmland homes.
We found this little 2 bedroom, one bath home in the village for $269,000.
Crime: The violent crime rate and property crime rate are almost non-existent compared to the rest of the state and nation.
Cold Spring is known for Antiques, West Point, Summer Camps, and the gateway to the Hudson Highland State Park. We liked it as a place to escape the big city, but still be close enough. The autumn colors are amazing!
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