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Msbronson2001, Home Buyer in Ghent, NY

This 3 BR is available on Fountain near Church & Main. It seems like a good deal. There are no interior pictures which is a concern. My main concern

Asked by Msbronson2001, Ghent, NY Tue Jun 12, 2012

is the neighborhood: safety/crime, schools, hospitals, unemployment, etc. Thanks. is the current situation in that area. Is the South side? How is the city now? Thank you.

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Thanks for all your answers with very useful information. I will continue to do my due diligence.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 5, 2012
city of poughkeepsie schools are rough. if you are looking for a nice neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, look in the town. Arlington and Spackenkill schools are supposed to be the best districts in Poughkeepsie. good luck. I currently live in the city of Poughkeepsie and am looking to move out. Im from upstate originally and am not comfortable with my child going to city schools or being around a high crime rate city. Poughkeepsie is rated 32nd on the list of 100 unsafe cities in America.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 5, 2012
It's a marginal area - not a complete slum. Church & Main is basically the division between north and "south side," but it's definitely a city neighborhood and not suburban like people often think of "south side." Crime is everywhere, you can't really escape it.
I think with any neighborhood, if you make it your own, say hello to people, etc. you get used to it.
Visit on a Friday or Saturday night, and it will be clear if it's the place for you or not!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 26, 2012
Msbronson, I am a local agent and know the area well. Their are 4 multi family homes for sale on fountian and 1 nice single family closer to forbus. Poughkeepsie city is the same as all cities diverse. This area is great for rental properties becaues you can walk or take public transportation. Their are many store, places to eat and work. I you would like to see the properties for yourself I cna be reached at my office 347-558-1625.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 13, 2012
Thanks, Julieann! If/When I take a tour of Poughkeepsie, i will keep you in mind.
Flag Wed Jun 13, 2012
Since no link is visible, consider working with an agent of your own, he/she will be your best guide. For school information see links below.
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://www.schooldigger.com/
https://reportcards.nysed.gov/
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 12, 2012
Thank you Ms. Brocco. I am planning to visit the area. And, these websites appear to be useful tools as I continue to research. I appreciate your reply.
Flag Tue Jun 12, 2012
Hi Ms. Bronson -

Would you have a street address? We would be more than happy to research this for you.

< Jim & Cas
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 12, 2012
I was looking at the neighborhood of Fountain & Church. Near the triangle of Church & Main. Anything in that vicinity. Thanks
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