The quaint town of Hyde Park blends rural charm with a traditional, tight-knit community feel.
With a wealth of housing options, it’s easy to see why people choose to call the rural haven home. The real estate market comprises single-family dwellings, seasonal cottages, condominiums, and larger estates. Hyde Park also has plenty of lots available for new development, a growing trend in Dutchess County as more and more people look for a haven in the country. Tourism, a significant upstate New York industry, is alive in the town with a broad range of hotels and quaint bed-and-breakfasts. People flock to the area for its spacious lots and wealth of natural recreation.
While nearby Poughkeepsie is the central commercial hub in the county, Hyde Park holds its own with a dedicated shopping and dining scene. Local boutiques and antique stores stand alongside busy restaurants and shopping strips. Hyde Park also has a significant collection of historical landmarks and cultural institutions. The Vanderbilt family and President Roosevelt once called Hyde Park home, and the historic sights bring heavy foot traffic each year.
Hyde Park has an abundance of parkland. Eight local town parks boast a skate park, athletic courts, playgrounds, and sprawling lawns. Seasonal events like festivals and farmer’s markets bring the community together. The active community enjoys outdoor recreation like hiking, swimming, camping, and skiing. Every summer, the town holds a series of concerts on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Mansion.