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Welcome to Putnam County, one of New York’s best kept secrets. Bordered by the meandering Hudson River on the West and the State of Connecticut on the East, Putnam County offers the best of both worlds –a taste of a by-gone era poised less than seventy minutes by train from downtown Manhattan. There are no bustling cities here, but picturesque hamlets and villages brimming with the ambiance of a simpler life. The pace is decidedly relaxed and the folks are friendly. But don’t let the peaceful surroundings lull you into thinking this place is too off the beaten path.The 100,000 residents that call Putnam County home love the combination of country life-style and suburban settings without missing all that comes with city living. There are six highly rated public school districts, eight libraries, a number of top notch museums, and a wide variety of cultural events including fine art shows, performances by the Putnam Symphony, and Shakespeare presented as it should be, outdoors on the grassy banks overlooking the Hudson River.

The villages that dot Putnam County’s landscape are active and hospitable. Downtown streets feature retailers housed in historically significant buildings. Weekend farmers markets are bustling. The local shopping is perfect for those seekers of artisan gifts, hand-made jewelry, unusual crafts, collectable artwork and affordable antiques. For anyone wanting the big box stores or huge shopping malls, they can visit Poughkeepsie or Danbury, both less than a 30-minute car ride from anywhere in Putnam.  Major highways make traveling easy, and the Metro-train commute to New York City and other points south is a snap.The true star in Putnam County is the gorgeous landscapes. As a thick morning mist rises from the surface of the Hudson River, the flowing water sparkles under the sun and beckons activity.  The river, area lakes and reservoirs provide fishing, boating and swimming; winter sports include skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.  Hike, bike or take a leisurely countryside drive, then enjoy dinner at a local five-star restaurant. 

Living in Putnam County is like living in small town America: If you come to see us, you may never want to leave.

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