Located on a bend in the Hudson River about 60 miles north of New York City, the small city of Newburgh gives residents easy access to the city (just hop the Hudson Line in nearby Beacon) and to the nearby Catskills, a popular year-round vacation destination.
At the heart of the city, Downing Park resembles another famous New York park – in fact, it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same designer who created Central Park. Downing Park resembles Central Park, albeit on a smaller scale. Downing Park covers 35 acres of streams, a pond, meandering paths, gardens, and hills. It opened in 1897 and is a historic landmark. The park serves as a community gathering place and is the location of concerts, events, festivals, and the farmer’s market.
When you rent your Newburgh apartment, consider checking out the city’s historic district. It contains such places at the Foundry, a historic building dating back to 1884. The beautiful building has been converted to lofts and apartments. Other historic sites include the Dutch Reformed Church, the Brewster Hook and Ladder, and the Edison Generating Plant. The building of the plant was supervised by Thomas Edison in 1884.
Shopping and dining along the Hudson River, visiting historic sites such as Washington’s Headquarters during the last 18 months of the Revolutionary War, and admiring the impressive Victorians on Grand and Montgomery Streets – there’s no doubt, Newburgh is an exciting and interesting city to call home.