Middletown : New york

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What it's Like to Retire in Middletown

Middlletown is an old town of just over 28,000 (2010 census), in eastern New York, about 50 miles northwest of New York City.  The town is near the Hudson RIver and Poughkeepsie.  Photo of skyline courtesy of Wikipedia and Daniel Case.


Where to Retire in Middletown and Home Prices

There is at least 1 active community in the area (See link at right).  The median sale price of a home in early 2016 was $121,582, according to Zillow.


What is special about Middletown

It is in the beautiful Hudson Valley and not too far from both the Catskills and New York City.

What is not special about Middletown

Middletown is cold in the winter with about 40 inches of snow; high taxes; high crime rate.


Who will like retirement in Middletown

Middletown is in a pretty part of New York State within the Hudson Valley, and with the Catskill Mountains close by; residents enjoy all four seasons; Interstate 84 is nearby for access to NYC;


Local economy is driven by

Retail, Food and Accomidations drives the economy, as it is home to a large shopping mall (Galleria at Crystal Run), and the town is convenient to Interstate 84.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 29 degrees, July's average is 73 degrees. Middletown receives a little over 40 inches of snow annually.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Middletown hosts yearly festivals and is home to Paramount Theatre, a historic downtown landmark that provides music, entertainment and events.



Middletown's crime rate is higher than the national average.


Medical facilities

Orange Regional Medical Center



Middletown does have public bus service; NJ Transit operates trains to Wallkill and Middletown from NYC; The nearest large airport is 21 miles away in Newburgh, NY.


Valuable Links

City of Middletown

Paramount Theatre


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Facts about MIDDLETOWN
  • State: NY
  • Environment: Urban,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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