Cold Spring is the day tripper’s paradise. Accessible by train or car (only an hour from Grand Central Terminal) Cold Spring offers a wide range of things to do that make it both a destination and a joy to call home. The rampant volunteerism keeps safe this community of neighbors, many whom originate from New York City. They are attracted to the area of shady streets and Colonial and Victorian homes in a spectacular setting of mountains and the majestic Hudson. Outside the village historic area, country roads wind through the hamlets of Garrison and North Highlands, where homes offer hidden havens to residents seeking privacy and solitude.
The Hudson River borders this historic town and Storm King Mountain sits along the western bank of the river, making Cold Spring ideal for kayaking, boating, and hiking. For those with less energy but just as much town enthusiasm, Cold Spring’s Main Street, lined with 1800s historic structures, offers an array of specialty shops and antique stores such as Jane Krenach Antiques, the Cold Spring Antiques Center and a variety of restaurants to satisfy any palette. Riverview, Cathryn’s and Le Bouchon are a few favorites.
Cold Spring Real Estate
Cold Spring real estate is sought by both year-round and weekend residents. The town’s population is under 10,000 and zoning outside the village historic area generally allows for multi-acre parcels. Cold Spring homes include historic Victorians and a walk-to-everything lifestyle. Weekend lake cottages start in the $300s, and vertiginous river view contemporaries with multi-million dollar price tags dot the landscape. Open land is protected through three land preservation organizations active in preserving the town’s beauty and natural resources while controlling the risk of overdevelopment.