The Hudson Valley

by : Eileen McAdam

There are few areas of this country that have the same kind of historical significance as the Hudson Valley. This was one of the first areas that was colonized during the exploration of the new world. This was also a very important area in this nation's struggle for freedom in it's formative years. Over the years this is an area that has seen the best of society and some difficult times as well. Currently the Hudson Valley has become one of the most popular places to reside for those who eschew the high-stress and high costs of living in urban New York. The Hudson Valley is a pristine and beautiful area with rolling hills and the scenic Hudson River that at one time earned the nickname of "America's Rhine."

In recent years several communities in the Hudson Valley have risen to prominence in being known as some of the safest communities in America. In addition there are also several area that have become quite affluent and are home to some absolutely amazing homes and estates. One of the most desirable aspects of this area is the ease of the commute to New York City and the surrounding areas. There are many different communities in the Hudson Valley area which covers much of the southeastern portion of the state. Some of the better known towns are Albany, Chester, Poughkeepsie and Yonkers and the area is comprised of 10 different counties: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Columbia, Greene, Rensselar and Albany. Each county has it's own distinct flavor and feeling that must be experienced in person.

As this area is named after the Hudson River you can be assured that the towns here feature some stunning waterfront homes and properties. Interested buyers should take the time to examine the counties in question in further detail as there is much to learn about the communities that make up this region. Come on down and take a quiet drive through the Hudson Valley and explore what there is to offer to your family. Who knows, you may even see a famous motorcycle or two...