A scenic town set in the Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck is an arts and culture mecca with small-town character.

The real estate in Rhinebeck is a mix of single family homes, condos, and apartment complexes. Somewhere between rural and suburban, the town’s layout is as diverse as its architecture. Modern facades stand alongside stately Colonials and vintage Victorians. Like many Dutchess County towns, this small-town charm and wealth of housing options come at a price. People are drawn to this walkable town for its proximity to a robust collection of shops, restaurants, and cafes.

There’s plenty to do in this Hudson Valley gem. Tree-lined streets boast a collection of specialty shops and trendy restaurants. A popular weekend getaway destination, Rhinebeck is a vibrant rural retreat with a thriving arts and culture scene. Performing arts centers share the space with art galleries and independent film cinemas. Hotspots in the area include the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society and The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. Traces of the region’s Dutch history are evident in everything from its architecture to its cultural institutions. The town’s vibrant tourism industry centers around a string of quaint hotels and bed and breakfasts, each with its own distinct character.

Nature is abundant in Rhinebeck. Residents enjoy stunning views of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. An extensive network of hiking trails and public parkland offer plenty of opportunities for exercise. Favorite outdoor activities include swimming, fishing, kayaking, camping, and cross-country skiing. Blending the area’s natural beauty and active community participation, Rhinebeck hosts a broad range of festivals each year. The region is home to the famed Dutchess County Fair. This agricultural fair draws heavy foot traffic with its wealth of livestock, food stands, rides, and concerts.

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