Fifteen Hudson Valley locations are considered some of the best places in the nation to live in after retiring.

Recently Niche.com ranked every community in America to find out the best places to retire. The website factored in:

  • Retiree Newcomers - 15.0%
  • Average Sunny Days per Year - 10.0%
  • Cost of Living Grade - 10.0%
  • Crime & Safety Grade - 10.0%
  • Residents 65 Years Old and Over - 10.0%
  • Access to Doctors - 5.0%
  • Access to Restaurants - 5.0%
  • Higher Education Rate - 5.0%
  • Housing Grade - 5.0%
  • Retirees Below Poverty - 5.0%
  • Winter Average Low Temperature - 5.0%
  • Winter Average Snowfall - 5.0%
  • Access to Golf - 2.5%
  • Access to Grocery Stores - 2.5%
  • Access to Libraries - 2.5%
  • Access to Recreation/Fitness Facilities - 2.5%

NYUP then looked at the data to find the "50 best places to retire in Upstate NY." Below are the places in the Hudson Valley which made the list.

  • #49 Highland (Ulster County)
  • #48 Crown Heights (Dutchess County)
  • #38 Port Ewen (Ulster County)
  • #37 Lorenz Park (Columbia County)
  • #34 Tillson (Ulster County)
  • #33 Highland Falls (Orange County)
  • #32 Mechanicstown (Orange County)
  • #30 Hurley (Ulster County)
  • #29 Spackenkill (Dutchess County)
  • #19 Fort Montgomery (Orange County)
  • #18 Brinckerhoff (Dutchess County)
  • #14 Lake Katrine(Ulster County)
  • #13 Cold Spring(Putnam County)
  • #9 Zena (Ulster County)
  • #8 Valatie(Columbia County)

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