College Park is a neighborhood of ranches in Red Hook NY. The majority of these ranches were constructed back in the late 1950’s as a bedroom community for some of the workers at IBM Kingston. This was made possible because of the construction of the Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge in the 1950’s which connects Dutchess and Ulster Counties across the Hudson River.
Because of the high water table these College Park ranches were constructed on slab foundations. The ranches were cookie cutter consisting of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room with cathedral ceilings, eat in kitchen, and a laundry room. In later years some homeowners have added garages or additional rooms.
But why is this neighborhood called College Park? Take a look at the names of the streets, all are well known names of colleges. This College Park neighborhood of ranches in Red Hook NY is no more than 5 minutes east of Bard College; and is located between Routes 9 and 9G two major roadways in the area.
College Park is one of the communities in Red Hook where you can find homes for under $200,000, however on Amherst St and Vassar St you will find the newest homes , some of which are not ranches and will be more expensive.
College Park is also served by the Red Hook Central School district. It is also very close to the Red Hook Recreational Park.
Looking to buy your first home? Or downsize? You can find a College Park ranch or other Red Hook homes here
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