Saugerties is a village in upstate New York, covering 2.3 square miles on the Hudson River. It's part of the larger town of Saugerties, in Ulster County. It's been home to a number of notable residents, including Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. It's a beautiful area, and a great place to make your new home.
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Saugerties has a population of nearly 4,000 people—a population density of just over 2,000 people per square mile. The median age is just over 44. The median household income is just under $40,00 per year, with the average household size being between two and three people. The median home value is $233,300, which is up nearly 1.5% from previous years. The area is 87% white, 8% Hispanic, 1% African American, and 3% mixed race. Browse the newest real estate listings in Saugerties, NY.
The main public schools in the area are part of Saugerties Central School District. The district consists of four elementary schools—Riccardi, Mt. Marion, Morse, and Cahill, along with Saugerties Junior High and Saugerties High School. Saugerties Junior High boasts a regular book club, Spanish and French clubs, and a lacrosse team. Saugerties High School includes a Science Club, an annual play, and a school newspaper.
For higher education, Bard College is nearby, a small liberal arts college with state-of-the-art facilities for both arts and sciences. SUNY New Paltz is also not far from Saugerties, which has been rated one of the best and most affordable colleges in the state—particularly their Accounting and Engineering programs. Find homes in Saugerties by school district.
There are plenty of jobs available in Saugerties. The biggest industries include retail trade, healthcare, and manufacturing. The highest paying industries are information, waste management, and finance and insurance. Just these few fields cover a wide range of potential jobs, and they only scratch the surface of what Saugerties has to offer. This community has jobs for every skillset and every experience level.
There's a variety of great stuff to do in and around the Saugerties area. Check out the Saugerties Lighthouse—a beautiful historical site which has stood since 1869—and is now listed as one of New York's Historic Light Stations. The Catskill Animal Sanctuary is also in Saugerties, where visitors can go to visit over 200 different farm animals, from cows and chickens to sheep and goats, and many others.
Being that Saugerties is located on the Hudson, in the Catskills, hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, and other outdoor activities are all readily available. The Falling Waters Preserve features a beautiful meadow with view of a waterfall, and is a wonderful place for a hike or a picnic. Reel Memories Fishing Charters will take you out on the Hudson, to catch fish of all types.
If you're looking for something to eat in Saugerties, try Miss Lucy's Kitchen—a rustic cafe featuring delicious, locally-sourced food, from buttermilk fried chicken to duck confit, and everything in between. Or if you'd prefer to grab a drink, check out The Dutch Ale House—a beautifully restored tavern that serves up a variety of draft beers, from the popular to the niche. And while you're there, don't forget to try the apple strudel!
There's plenty more that Saugerties has to offer its residents. If you're ready to make this lovely community your new home, our agents can not only help you find your dream house, but help you get to know the area better and get settled into your new neighborhood. Contact us to learn more, and let us get you started on your home search.