In 2009, Saugerties was named one of the 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. As a resident of this cool town, I can attest to the uniqueness of this community. Not only is the quality of life remarkably good because of the friendly nature of its citizens, but there is a great cross current of the arts, a well established restaurant scene, and most importantly, the physical location of Saugerties, between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains which makes this a very enjoyable place to live, while offering great opportunities to experience the area. Located just 100 miles north of NYC, Saugerties continues to add pieces to the puzzle to keep this community, “cool”.
The Village of Saugerties is physically located within the borders of the Town. This provides for a community within a community where the Villages core economic activity, is the key components of the life blood of the entire municipality. From the old such as the Saugerties Light House to the new such as the construction of a new hotel on Partition Street, Saugerties continues to provide an even hand to the residents by being aware of the growing pains of unfettered development. Currently the community has undertaken efforts to secure funding to protect Opus 40, a destination location where music is the life blood of the venue. One of the more recent “gets” for Saugerties was the relocation of Horse Show in the Sun, which has provided an increased tourism business during the summer and fall.
Saugerties attempts to walk the line between growth and development while continuing to respect that which had come before. There continues to be wonderful opportunities for prospective businesses and homeowners to relocate and establish themselves. With historically low interest rates, coupled with the availability of some residential and commercial properties, Saugerties is set to become even “cooler” and more fabulous in the future.
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