Middletown : New york


What It Is 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 The Erie Railroad's Middletown Station in 1971, now Thrall Library, courtesy of Wikipedia and Jack Boucher (public domain); Photo of a 1909 postcard depicting Webb Horton House-Morrison Hall (SUNY Orange, Middletown campus) courtesy of Wikipedia (public domain).


Where to Retire in Middletown and Home Prices

There is at least 1 active community in the area (See link at left).  The median home value in early 2020 was $238,550, 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

Middletown, NY

Paramount Theatre


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