Are you planning a move to Poughkeepsie or anywhere else in New York? If so, then you’ll want to contact a professional moving company with the right experience and plenty of expertise. Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is a professional moving company that’s been moving residents and businesses throughout New York since 1905, so we have the knowledge and several decades of experience that you can trust to get the job done right. Poughkeepsie, NY is a beautiful city with a vibrant local culture and many natural attractions surrounding it. Learn more about Poughkeepsie and how Stevens Worldwide Van Lines can help with your move.
Get to Know Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie is known by locals as “The Queen City of the Hudson”. This is perhaps because one of the major bridges in the city is the Walkway over the Hudson, a former railroad bridge (originally called the Poughkeepsie Bridge), which re-opened as a public walkway on October 3, 2009.
Families moving to Poughkeepsie are sure to find that making a lovely home here is easier than expected. Poughkeepsie is a family-friendly town with a rich culture and beautiful scenery. The Poughkeepsie City School District is the public K-12 school system that only serves around 5,000 students throughout the entire district. Anyone moving from a big city like nearby New York will know the value of having such a reasonably sized district where teachers and faculty are not overwhelmed by the sheer number of students in their care.
The Oakwood Friends School is a co-ed 6th –12th grade boarding school outside the city limits, serving approximately 145 students and is the oldest college preparatory school in New York State. Poughkeepsie Day School, also outside the city, is a progressive co-ed pre-K-through-12 day school founded in 1934. As far as education is concerned, Poughkeepsie has what you need from kindergarten all the way through earning a bachelor’s degree. Nearby colleges and universities include: Adelphi University’s Hudson Valley Center, Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute, The Culinary Institute of America, Dutchess Community College, Marist College, and Vassar College. These institutions are all nationally recognized and accredited and are all located in or surrounding the town of Poughkeepsie.
Poughkeepsie is also a town that offers numerous cultural attractions for arts and entertainment for those moving to this beautiful part of New York. A few of the many cultural attractions in Poughkeepsie include:
- The Chance hosts live rock concerts with local as well as major artists.
- The Poughkeepsie Galleria is a mall that houses two floors with 250 shops and restaurants.
- The Regal Cinemas, located at the mall, has 16 screens.
- The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, the home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic – This theater has an array of music, drama, dance and film events.
- The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center provides venues for music, dance and the visual arts.
- The Mid-Hudson Civic Center hosts concerts, professional wrestling and during the 1980s was the site for the filming of WWF Championship Wrestling.
- Local Vassar College is the home of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Poughkeepsie Moving and Storage
When you’re ready to get your Poughkeepsie, NY move started, give Stevens Worldwide Van Lines a call. As one of the nation’s top rated moving companies, our team of skilled movers will assist with your move in every way possible. We’re ready and eager to assist with every one of your moving and storage needs. Fill out our online form or give us a call today to get started.