The Hudson Valley is a great place to live and work. And the fact that we're so close to New York City, makes it an attractive place for famous people to live. They can be back and forth to Manhattan in 90 minutes (on a good traffic day). After doing a little research, I've compiled a list of the top 5 celebrities who live in the Hudson Valley.

  • 5

    Billy Joel

    Billy Joel has a place in Highland Falls, NY. I saw him in Kingston on his motorcycle last year. He's a terrible driver, keep your eye out if you spot him.

    By: Noam Galai
  • 4

    Uma Thurman

    Uma Thurman has a house in Woodstock and can be seen around town on the weekends and when not filming movies elsewhere.

    By: Athanasios Gioumpasis
  • 3

    Liam Neelson

    He started out as a forklift driver for Guiness and went on to make millions in the movies. Liam has a house in the Millbrook area.

    By: Jason Merritt
  • 2

    Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro has a house in Gardiner. Rumor has it he loves when people stop by un-announced. Try it, see what happens.

    By: Robin Marchant
  • 1

    James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones aka Darth Vader has a house in Pawling. One of the coolest days at the radio station was when he stopped by to record a commercial and ended up posing for pictures with the WRRV staff.

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  • Honorable Mention - Jimmy Fallon

    Jimmy Fallon no longer lives in the Hudson Valley, but is from Saugerties originally. He got his start at Banana's Comedy Club in Poughkeepsie. I like to think he tunes into WRRV when he's traveling through the area, right Jimmy?

    By: Desiree Navarro