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Population (Census 2010): 29,029 over 57.4 square miles
Median Age: 41.4
Median Income: $98,983
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 40.3%
% Households with Children Under 18: 43.1%
The town of East Fishkill was created in 1849, when it split off from the town of Fishkill. The Hudson Valley Research Park (formerly known as the IBM East Fishkill) is located in East Fishkill, where approximately 3000+ high tech jobs are, and has a great impact in the local economy.
East Fishkill is pretty typical suburban, with the East side of town being more rural. The town of East Fishkill has a well developed recreation department. If you and your family are into playing sports, the town has excellent parks and facilities. To enjoy the countryside, you will find farms, horseback riding, and lots of space in East Fishkill.
Many of the homes in East Fishkill were built in the 60s and 70s for the workforce at IBM. The development never stopped, and homes are continually being built in East Fishkill.
Most of the homes East Fishkill are detached single family homes that are owner occupied. Many people choose to live in East Fishkill for their newer and larger homes with spacious lots. Close to 70% of the properties were built after 1970, with 30% being built around 1990.
Some facts regarding East Fishkill real estate (All data from the US Census):
If you are looking for a home in East Fishkill, you can find a 3-4 bedroom single family home in decent condition, probably built around the 1970s, for around $300,000 as of 2015. If you are looking for a newer, larger home, you will also have many choices. You will find many newer homes in East Fishkill set on large 1+ acres lots with over 3000 square feet.
Some of the more popular East Fishkill home communities are:
Wildflower Hills - one of the only townhouse communities in East Fishkill (although many can be found in nearby towns of Fishkill and Wappingers). The community is next to Sylvan Lake, and was built in the 1990s.
Four Corners - a large luxury home community of new homes built by Toll Brothers. You can enjoy a resort style living with a 10,000 square foot club house, fitness center and screening room, swimming pool, tennis courts, and more.
Hopewell Glen - a new luxury home community of new homes built by Toll Brothers in 2015. There is also a clubhouse, pool, playground, and low maintenance living; the home association fee includes lawn maintenance service
The Legends - a luxury community of large homes on the grounds of Beekman Golf Club. Most of the lots are 1-3 acres, and some of the homes sizes range from 3000-7000 square feet, and were built in the 2000s.
East Fishkill is located in the Southern part of Dutchess County, just North of Putnam County. Going South, New York City is around 65 miles away. The Taconic State Parkway passes through East Fishkill, giving East Fishkill convenient access to the parkway and to I-84.
Within Dutchess County, Beacon is 10 miles to the West, and Poughkeepsie is approximately 18 miles away. The closest Metro North train station from East Fishkill is the New Hamburg and the Beacon train station. Visit our commute guide for more information about the commuting to New York City.
Students at East Fishkill may go to schools in one of the three school districts: Arlington, Wappingers, or Carmel (which is in Putnam County). For families buying a home in East Fishkill NY, it is important to check out the school district lines to find out what district their house belongs to.
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Most of the grocery stores and strip malls in East Fishkill cluster around Hopewell Junction, around the intersection of Route 376 and 82. Some of the popular restaurants in East Fishkill include:
For shopping options in addition to the few grocery stores in Hopewell Junction, you will have to visit the big box stores and mall along Route 9 in Fishkill and Wappingers. It is around a 10 minute drive. For something more unique, the popular Stormville Flea Market, one of the largest in New York State, takes place once a month here in Stormville, in the town of East Fishkill.
There are lots parks and nature to enjoy in East Fishkill. The trail head of the Dutchess Rail Trail is located in Hopewell Junction at the restored Hopewell Junction train depot. It is a 13-mile rail trail that connects to the Walkway Over the Hudson and to Ulster County.
The 60-acre East Fishkill Recreation Park, at Route 376 and Route 82, has amenities for everyone. In addition to the large sports fields, playgrounds, and picnicking areas, there is also a roller hockey rink, a skate park, and a ice skating pond at the park.The East Fishkill Community Center, located at the park, provides senior citizen activities, shuffleboard, cards, bingo and nutrition programs.
The Red Wing Park has an eight-acre lake and beach fed by an underground spring that is open throughout the summer.
The Town of East Fishkill website: www.eastfishkillny.org
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