The lively town of Beacon boasts a robust arts scene and gorgeous Hudson River Valley views.

A haven for artists, Beacon has a funky vibe and undeniable charm. The real estate in town comprises single family homes, apartments, and condos. Architecture in the region is diverse, from spacious Victorian houses and traditional Italian buildings to more modern facades. The tight-knit community enjoys a walkable town with a convenient blend of densely packed residential districts and quaint, tree-lined commercial strips. An influx of people from NYC has spurred the development of new businesses and residential complexes, making Beacon one to watch.

Beacon is undergoing a cultural and commercial revival. Art galleries and pop-up shops share the space with live music venues and trendy boutiques. Locals enjoy low-key nights out at hole-in-the-wall pubs and fashionable restaurants. Dia Beacon, a catalyst for the town’s resurgence, is an enormous gallery with artwork ranging from the 1960’s to the present day. Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy the stores and antique shops lining Beacon’s Main Street. Foodies will revel in local festivals like the Strawberry Festival and Corn Festival at Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park.

This Hudson River town has plenty of historic landmarks and outdoor activities for visitors and residents alike. Go-to destinations like West Point are just down the road. Bannerman’s Castle, the ruins of a Scottish castle, is a favorite day trip along the river offering tours and live music. Mount Beacon Park has a network of hiking trails with scenic vistas and fantastic mountaintop views. The active community enjoys access to recreation like biking, hiking, skiing, swimming, and boating.

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