If one were to do a heat map of population density for Westchester, Putnam and the Hudson Valley, they would discover an amazing fact about Philipstown- of all the river communities from Westchester to Poughkeepsie, Philipstown -including Cold Spring and Garrison- is the least populated and perhaps most pastoral river town for 60 miles.
That's a good thing. That's a great thing. That means you can live on the Hudson line, commuting distance from New York City, close to the river, but not be in a crowded place.
Philipstown has two school districts, and this market report for the 3rd quarter of 2011 will center on Haldane schools. Garrison will be forthcoming. Haldane includes the Cold Spring post office, which is mostly the village of Cold Spring, neighboring Nelsonville, and the town of Philipstown.
For the 3rd quarter of 2011, Cold Spring and the surrounding area had 9 single family homes closed at a median price of $459,000.
Two homes are under contract at a median lst price of $239,900.
57 homes are available with a median asking price of $549,000.
Buyers have incredible choices. There is village living in Cold Spring, or an outstanding, more pastoral lifestyle in Philipstown with Cold Spring close by. But more than just that, the high inventory makes this a unique opportunity for buyers seeking quality of life at enticingly affordable levels. I seldom speak in superlatives. But the facts are hard to argue. Buyers are in a great position, and the options before them in Philipstown are awesome.
One good example is this home in Philipstown. It is a 4 bedroom ranch on a private 8 acres with its own pond- stunning! It is only $499,000. Click on the photo for more details, or for a walk through video, scroll down.
Not far away is the village of Cold Spring and all it offers. To see this and more home in Philipstown, register for a free Listingbook account and search the MLS database of homes effortlessly.