Very few places in the United States can compare to the Hudson River Valley in terms of beauty, architecture, and history. In fact, it has been designated a national heritage area by Congress. Currently consisting of the metro area of New York's suburbs, it was one of the initial regions to be colonized during the new world exploration, and once served as a battleground in colonial wars. This area has seen some difficult times, as well as what some would call the best of society. The beautiful Hudson River Valley, in comparison to Germany's Rhine River, has earned the nickname, "America's Rhine."
The Hudson River Valley's beautiful and pristine area consisting of rolling hills as well as the picturesque Hudson River has become a popular place to live, especially for those who wish to avoid the stress and expense of urban New York living. Recently, many of Hudson Valley's communities have risen in stature, and thought to be some of America's safest places to live. There are several beautiful homes and amazing estates in the many, ever growing affluent areas there. Some of the more well known towns covering the southeastern region are Poughkeepsie, Yonkers, Albany and Chester. There are ten distinct counties, each with their own unique characteristics, which must be experienced personally to fully appreciate. These counties include: Rockland, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Orange, Greene, Columbia, Albany and Rensselar.
Interested potential buyers would do well to really take the time to inquire about and examine the details regarding the region's communities, as they truly do feature exquisite properties and breathtaking waterfront homes. Treat yourself to a leisurely drive through the Hudson Valley and really explore the potential and enjoy what this historical landmark has to offer. There's no shortage of attractions along the way. There's plenty to do and see, so no matter what, it certainly would not be a wasted trip!
Historical Note: The Hudson River Valley was once home to many prominent entrepreneurs, such as Frederick William Vanderbilt and John D. Rockefeller, as well as Franklin Roosevelt.