The Town of Rhinebeck is located on the east bank of the Hudson River in northwest Dutchess County – one of the fastest-growing counties in New York State – in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The town comprises the Village of Rhinebeck and the hamlet of Rhinecliff.
“Rhinebeck is a family-friendly town that offers gracious country living at an affordable cost,” said Matt Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. “It showcases the Hudson River Valley’s natural charm and its cultural destinations are a major draw.”
Rhinebeck’s historical legacy spans more than 300 years. In 1695, Henry Beekman acquired land in what became the Town of Rhinebeck. The town’s early development was marked by commercial prosperity thanks to the many mills along the Landsman Kill and the docks on the river. Dairy farming later took precedence as dairy products could be shipped economically to New York City, especially with the railroad lines built along the Hudson and from Rhinecliff to Connecticut.
Rhinebeck’s ongoing commitment to planning, natural resource protection and historic preservation, along with its excellent quality of life, has made it an attractive community in which to live. The town’s recreational amenities, which enhance residents’ appreciation for the area’s scenic splendor, include such parks as Rhinecliff Landing waterfront park, Burger Hill Park, American Legion Park and Thomas Thompson & Sally Mazzarella Community Park.
The town offers an eclectic mix of cultural sites such as the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome, Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Omega Institute, Cocoon Theatre and Museum of Rhinebeck History. Rhinebeck’s children receive a quality education from the Rhinebeck Central School District, which consists of one elementary school, one middle school and one high school.