Newburgh, New York Read Guide >
Newburgh is located on the Hudson River about 60-miles north of New York City and 90-miles south of Albany. Its location on the Hudson Line of Metro North makes it a great locale for commuters. It’s also got a lot of cheap apartments when compared to nearby commuter cities. That’s largely because of Newburgh’s bad rap and a crime rate that sits significantly higher than the state average.
Perhaps we’re being a bit hard on Newburgh when we say that. In any case, the city isn’t letting this crime run rampant. Whole swaths of the city have undergone recent renovations courtesy of local civic groups and Habitat for Humanity. Liberty Street, the main downtown thoroughfare has recently seen development in shops and restaurants.
As far as neighborhoods go, the urban areas of Newburgh are somewhat hit or miss. The downtown waterfront area is home to several new apartment rentals and condominiums with lovely views and tons of amenities, including gyms, pools and clubhouses. You’ll also be able to find studio apartments and furnished apartments in this area. However, just west of the waterfront lies some of the roughest parts of Newburgh. If you’re going to settle in the waterfront neighborhood, don’t venture out too much after dark and remember to be smart. Two bedrooms here go for $1000-$1200.
Go west past the city center and you’ll find safer neighborhoods with tons of great apartment rentals in the area adjacent to the Newburgh Shopping Center and Delano-Hitch Park. There’s a good variety of old, renovated rental homes and newer construction around there with wondrously cheap rents. Two bedrooms here range from $800 to $1000.
Some of the best Newburgh real estate exists outside of city limits in the surrounding hamlets of Gardnertown and Balmville. These areas tend to be safer and the apartments newer and better maintained. Two bedrooms in these areas range from $1000-$1200.
Because of its bad rap, Newburgh is largely a renter’s market. So, if you’re looking for a place with a short-term lease, many landlords are open to accommodating qualified renters. Additionally, finding pet friendly apartments isn’t too difficult. Some places may have size or weight limitations, but overall, many apartments are both cat and dog friendly.
Welcome to Newburgh! Who knows, this city may just be the next big thing! Why not stick around and see?
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