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Population (2010 census): 25,244 over 37 square miles
Median Age: 40.8
Median Income: $72,314
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 29.9%
% Households with Children Under 18: 36.3%
New Windsor is a town in Orange County, New York, on the West side of the Hudson River. New Windsor is located close to major highways and the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, and is convenient to shopping. Real estate prices in New Windsor is reasonable compared to other towns closer to New York City, making New Windsor an attraction option for some families.
During the Revolutionary War, New Windsor served as a major depot for the Continental Army. In October 1782, troops began to arrive and set up tents. Eventually, the encampment covered 1600 acres and housed 6000-8000 people. The Continental Army under General George Washington spent the last winter and spring of the Revolutionary War here.
Nowadays, part of the site of the encampment and buildings were preserved as the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. It is also home to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. You can also visit the Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site, the headquarters for the generals from the Revolutionary War.
Major supermarkets and big box stores are in Newburgh, which is a short 10-15 minute drive away. More dining and nightlife options are along the waterfront and in the City of Newburgh.
Along the river, you can enjoy the views at the Plum Point Park, along with picnicking, boating and fishing. Large sports fields can be found at the Kristi Babcock Memorial Park. The Ruscitti Park has sports fields, playgrounds, and a rolling hockey rink. The department of recreation in New Windsor has many activities, including a summer concert series.
New Windsor is located South of the town of Newburgh. It has easy access to the I-87 which connect New Windsor North and South to New Jersey and Albany, and I-84. Crossing the river to Beacon in Dutchess County takes around 15 minutes via the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.
New Windsor is sort of in between Albany and New York City. New York City is approximately 65 miles South, and Albany is around 90 miles North. A drive during non-rush hour to either city takes around the same time, 1.5 hours.
The Stewart International Airport is in town. There are flights there daily from Jetblue, Delta, and US Airways, which makes life very convenient for traveling comparing to the hassles of traveling to the busy airports like JFK and LaGuardia.
Please visit our Orange County School Districts page to find out more about all the school districts in the county.
In New Windsor you will find a variety of housing choices. 60.5% of the homes are detached single family homes. You can find a good selection of newer construction in New Windsor: 13% of the homes were built after 2000. 75.5% of the homes are owner occupied, and 24.5% are being rented.
In 2014, there were 147 single family homes sold, with a median sales price of $231,251. The average days on the market was 150 days. There were also 48 condos sold, with a median sales price of $159,000.
The town of New Windsor website: http://town.new-windsor.ny.us