One particular advantage of Poughkeepsie, New York is its proximity to the Hudson River. This sets the stage for one of the city's most famous attractions for guests and residents alike: The Walkway over the Hudson. This concrete walkway spans the entire width of the river, and offers not only a full, unobstructed view to both the north and south, but provides excellent opportunities for sightseeing of spectacular sunrises and sunsets, scenes which have attracted countless photographers (both aspiring and professional) over the years. The river also hosts several boat tours of the city, the most popular of which is the Empire Cruise Lines company, which offers not only tours for individuals, but also for whole classes on school field trips, and have even been known to rent out boats for parties on the water.

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Tucked serenely along the eastern bank of the Hudson River, Poughkeepsie, New York offers potential homebuyers a mixture of convenience and peace. Homes for sale in this area average a cozy 2-3 bedrooms and are listed in the $100,000 - $200,000 range. However, there are larger living spaces as well, though these appear to be more modern than some of the other homes, and are therefore a bit more on the pricey side. For those worried more about their budget than space, the area also boasts a nice assortment of affordable condos and apartments.

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