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We're just a short commute from New York City, "the Capital of the World," yet worlds apart from the hustle, bustle, hassle and crowding. The Hudson Valley is a breath of fresh air for corporations trying to balance the demands of business growth with the personal, human needs of their workers and their growing families. Here is a place where you can both make a living and make a life.

It's a place of stunning beauty graced by broad stretches of wooded hillsides and plains, fertile farmlands, orchards and vineyards, spectacular fall foliage and blazing sunsets seen almost nightly across the Catskills. The majestic Hudson River is lined with the fabled mansions of millionaire-industrialists from a bygone era, and by vibrant small cities, towns and villages rich in community spirit. Recreational activities abound, including golf, skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, rock-climbing, camping, swimming, boating, sailing, tennis, hang-gliding and white-water rafting.

The region's public schools and school districts are widely recognized for excellence. Nearly 95% of our high school graduates go on to college, easily eclipsing the national average. In Central Hudson's immediate service territory you'll find a State University of New York College, four private colleges, five community colleges, as well as numerous varied business and technical schools. Private industry councils and state and county programs also provide comprehensive on-the-job training tailored to employer needs.

Nationally known historic sites, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library can be found in the Hudson Valley, along with more arts, crafts and antique centers than one person could hope to visit in a lifetime. All the arts have a place of special prominence here, including galleries, museums, sculpture parks, performing arts centers, opera houses, concert venues and theaters; we are even blessed with our own Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.

Join us in experiencing the unrivaled quality of life offered by the Hudson Valley Region.