The “NY Times” recently described Beacon as “a quirky town that lures creative types many on limited budgets — who shy away from more conventional suburbs”. Indeed, the town that had been run down since the 1960’s is making a comeback as an artist’s haven. Beacon is now home to many galleries, a major modern art museum, antiques shops, yoga, pilates and new age centers, a wonderful health food store, cafes and some exceptional restaurants (although the town could use even more).
- Homes in town are walkable to Main St, train and river.
- The area is not lacking in culture. There is a vibrant art and music scene.
- Most newcomers are looking to become part of the community.
- Affordable housing stock
- Hudson River, Mountains, Hiking
- Commutable to NYC
- Major highways right near town makes this easily accessible.
- Although trains take an average of 1 hour, 15 minutes to get to GCT, they are 1 hour apart during off peak hours.
- Tale of Two Cities: Natives and newcomers don’t often mingle.
- Shop owners tend to keep whacky hours. Main St is dead on days DIA doesn’t open.
- Most of the housing stock is very average. There are only a handful of extraordinary homes.