The Town of Poughkeepsie is nestled in the majestic Hudson Valley, bordering the breathtaking Hudson River, and is currently home to about 45,000 residents. The Town of Poughkeepsie borders the City of Poughkeepsie and is on the western side of Dutchess County. Come visit us at Stratford Farms in the heart of Poughkeepsie, you will find that it is the ideal place to live, work or visit.
The Town is honored to be the home of such prestigious institutions as Vassar, one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, and Marist Colleges, as well as the well-respected Dutchess Community College.
The Town has 22 parks that offer recreational activities for everyone, including hiking and walking trails in the newest and highly esteemed Peach Hill Park.
Fine dining is abundant, while art exhibits, festivals, fairs and farmer markets are bountiful.
The Town is rich with culture and steeped in history. Vassar's Lehman Loeb Art Center, the oldest college art museum in the United States, houses over 18,000 works of art and is free to the public.