Located within New York, United States, the city of Beacon is situated in the Poughkeepsie - Newburgh metropolitan area.
The character of Beacon is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. This part of the Poughkeepsie - Newburgh metropolitan area is quiet overall, as the streets are calm - although there are still several noisier sections, especially closer to Interstate 84 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, it is easy to reach public green spaces from most locations within the city since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
In Beacon, roughly half of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes are the main housing types in the rest of the housing stock. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. About 60% of the population of this city own their home and 40% are renters. This part of the Poughkeepsie - Newburgh metropolitan area experienced its most significant housing boom pre-1960, so most of the available properties are from this era.
Primary schools are convenient to walk to from anywhere in this city. In contrast, high schools are not especially abundant and thus not always within walking distance. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. When it comes to eating, a grocery store is generally accessible within a rather short walk from any home in Beacon. Residents are served by over 100 restaurants and cafes as well.
Beacon is very car friendly. Many real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, and it is especially convenient to park. On the other hand, it is occasionally challenging for pedestrians to get around in this city since carrying out daily needs is at times difficult by walking.