Millbrook : New york

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What it's Like to Retire in Millbrook

Millbrook is a very charming village in Dutchess County, not very far from the Hudson River. It is one of the wealthiest towns in New York State, attracting well-off New Yorkers who come here for the weekends. In a way it is the inland version of the Hamptons, except a lot more subdued. Horses are very big in Millbrook, population 1,500. On some Sundays members of the Hunt Club ride with the hounds over the extensive trail system through the area. The Millbrook School is a famous prep school.  The downtown is cute, so is the Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club. Photo of the downtown courtesy of Wikipedia and Daniel Case.
 

Where to Retire in Millbrook and Home Prices

You can live in town or out in the country. Home prices fluctuated wildly in the past , going from about $500,000 in 2011 to about $225,000 in mid-2013, according to City-data.com. Zillow reported the median home value to be $251,100 in late 2017.

 

What is special about Millbrook

This is a very charming country village;  The downtown is very nice; The Millbrook School; So many beautiful horse farms; low crime

 

What is not special about Millbrook

Home prices are expensive but volatile, since many of them are second homes.
 

Who will like retirement in Millbrook

People who want to live in a genteel country village will really like Millbrook. For horse people, this is tops.
 

Local economy is driven by

Weekend homes and horse farms fuel the economy.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The median January temperature is about 25 degrees, the median July temperature is 70 degrees.  Millbrook is just east of the Hudson and very close to Connecticut.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are some good restaurants in the area catering to the affluent citizens. The Cary Arboretum is a local attraction.  Vassar College is in nearby Poughkeepsie.
 

Crime

Millbrook has a very low crime rate.

 

Medical facilities

Poughkeepsie has the nearest hospitals (about 13 miles).
 

Transportation

Amtrak is in Poughkeepsie and commuter trains to New York are available in Rhinecliff.
 

Valuable Links

Millbrook New York Online

 

What people are saying about Millbrook

Loved Millbrook
Years ago we had a weekend place in Millbrook and we just loved it. So beautiful - countryside and town. The horses and riding trails added to the charm, as did the prep school. Is it still that appealing?'
Posted by admin on October 30, 2016

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