How safe is Poughkeepsie city? I am looking to move to the south side area around beechwood ave. I heard the city is really bad but this area seems

Asked by Yourstruly, 12590 Wed Sep 26, 2012

really nice and safe. Any input would be helpful. Thanks!

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Bud, Home Buyer, Poughkeepsie, NY
Sun Nov 4, 2012
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After living in Manhattan almost my entire life (upper west side, upper east side)...Poughkeepsie is one of the safest areas around. The city is ok except for certain streets. I've lived around all cultures and colors unlike the lifelong residents of poughkeepsie so it is just fine.
NYC is a problem not Pok.
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Abu Musa, Agent, New York, NY
Thu Jan 10, 2013
You may visit http://www.homefacts.com along with other website. You may talk to the local police station as well.
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Sunmoonceles…, Home Buyer, Conway, SC
Mon Jan 28, 2013
Are you interested in the area??? I live on South Road off Beechwood Avenue and it is VERY SAFE. I am selling a one bedroom unit (retiring )- let me know if you may be interested.
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Nobodii Reel…, Home Buyer,
Thu Jan 10, 2013
DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT MOVE HERE ....is it safe ? lmao GOOGLE TOP 100 dangerous cities and see how Poughkeepsie is number 50 meaning there Half way there and Compton is #34 u be ur own judge
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Catherine Co…, Agent, Fishkill, NY
Sun Nov 4, 2012
You'll be just fine there! Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know what is on the market that would suit you, would like some help finding a place and/or negotiating a price.
Best of luck,
Catherine Cole
Associate Broker
Prudential Serls Prime Properties
Direct/Cell: 845-489-5688
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Yourstruly, Home Buyer, 12590
Sun Nov 4, 2012
Thank you all for your great responses! And thank you Bud for your wise words. I feel sooo much better now. You are absolutely right Poughkeepsie is beautiful and I can't wait to get there!
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Amlico27%40g…, Home Buyer,
Thu Sep 27, 2012
My parents live on Beechwood and it is a nice area - the south part of Beechwood crosses the town line. You have the passers through on their way from Rt 9, so it is a busy street, and they have had some stuff stolen from the driveway/garage, but this was over a 30 year period.
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Catherine Co…, Agent, Fishkill, NY
Wed Sep 26, 2012
You know what they say about opinions... so II would definitely recommend you contact the police dept. and get it from the horses mouth, so to speak. Let me know if you have not found a place yet and need some assistance.
Catherine Cole
Prudential Serls
Direct: 845-489-5688
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed Sep 26, 2012
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/
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