Because the entire region surrounding New York City has grown and evolved as a mobile society, transportation options are some of the finest and most efficient in the nation. Travel throughout the region is easy with a complex network of interstates and parkways that traverse the sprawl of urban neighborhoods, rolling hills, and heavily wooded suburban communities.

Considering that the transportation system must serve “the city that never sleeps,” it is little wonder that its mass transit facilities run 24-hours, 365 days a week — making it possible to leave for work or return home conveniently at any time of the day or night. Inter or intra-county travel to urban employment centers is equally accessible and efficient.
Even the most rustic and rural of the suburban areas is by no means remote. Served locally by Stewart International Airport and Westchester County Airport as well as a number of other general-aviation facilities, residents can look to any one of the region’s state-of-the-art giants for comprehensive air travel connections: LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy international airports in New York and Newark International Airport in New Jersey.

The public schools in the Hudson Valley are known for excellence in their traditional curriculum, high scholastic achievement among the students, strong involvement of parents and the community, and innovative programs for both the gifted and challenged.

Combining the atmosphere and personal attention of a small neighborhood school with a highly efficient and centralized administration, many of these award-winning schools have been spotlighted as some of the nation’s finest. Schools in this area are consistently garnering recognition on a statewide and national level for academic excellence and innovation. A large number of private and parochial schools from preschool through college preparatory are also available in this area, adding to the opportunities for a quality, first-rate education. More than 30 respected institutions of higher education are located in the Hudson River Valley and offer options for advanced degrees, adult education, and exceptional vocational or technical training opportunities. Whether you decide to attend one of the New York State University campuses or a highly respected private college or university, the list of institutions of higher education close to home is impressive.

Newcomers can also look forward to state-of-the-art healthcare services and facilities throughout the region, where leading medical centers and hospitals are complemented by every imaginable support center. Skilled physicians represent every major specialty and most subspecialties, offering private practices and multi-discipline clinics. Family practice clinics, emergency care treatment centers, same-day surgery, specialized institutes, rehabilitation and long-term care centers, and hospice are just a few of the auxiliary services that meet every need close to home. Nearly 40 hospitals and medical centers serve the Hudson Valley, although world-famous institutions such as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and the Albany Medical Center are also nearby for highly advanced care.

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