Living Here

Downtown Peekskill offers affordable living with all of the cultural diversity and quality of life amenities of the big city (without the big city).  As more and more people look for places to call home that offer more living space for their housing buck, access to the great outdoors, and the neighborly spirit of a small town with the restaurant, pub, and arts and entertainment possibilities of urban life, Peekskill stands out as an ideal place to live.

Those of us who live here already know what makes Downtown Peekskill such a great place to come home to.  For those not in the know, here are a few key reasons why we love living here:

  • Peekskill is one of the most affordable places to live in Westchester, with choices ranging from 1-bedroom apartments and studios to condominiums to old Victorian homes.  Because of our range of affordable living options and relatively low property taxes, we’re a city you can grow in.
  • The train commute to the heart of NYC is under an hour.  So go ahead, grab a seat, drink your coffee, and read the paper or just watch the river roll by – it beats strap-hanging crunched together in a subway car like a can of sardines.
  • We live the great outdoors.  Amenities close by include Depew Park bordering downtown, Blue Mountain Reservation, Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain State Park, and Riverfront Green Park with access to the Hudson River.  Downtown Peekskill is an ideal jumping-off point for all the fishing, hiking, and biking that the Hudson Valley has to offer.
  • Cultural diversity comes with a whole lot of side benefits, including small restaurants off the beaten track where you can get home-cooked meals that transport you to other countries or a local grocery store that carry everything from plantains and hot chili peppers to organic peanut butter.
  • Peekskill is for foodies, with enough local options to keep things constantly refreshing.  Downtown’s got everything from a mean cup of coffee, to an authentically poured Guinness, to a local pub that offers an exhaustive list of micro-brews, to a growing list of restaurants that make downtown a destination for food experience seekers.
  • Calling Peekskill unsafe is so 1970s.  Recent data from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services shows that over the past five years in Peekskill, all crime in Peekskill has dropped by almost 15% and according to NeighborhoodScout, which analyzes crime reports collected by the FBI, when looking at “all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Peekskill… we found that the crime rate in Peekskill is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Peekskill is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size.”

For more information on living Downtown, please talk to our local realtors:

Prudential River Towns Real Estate, 983 Main Street, (914) 739-2667

Homequest Realty, 937 South Street, (914) 930-1950

S-Cort Realty, 44 N. Division Street, (914) 737-8900