The town of Philipstown, New York is situated in the Cold Spring NY metropolitan area.
Philipstown is very quiet overall, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. Access to public green spaces, like Castle Rock Unique Area and Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, is very difficult from many locations in the town since they are spread out sparsely. Still, there are a few parks nearby for residents to relax in.
The median year of construction for properties in Philipstown is 1971. The large percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of this town is an important part of its character. Home owners occupy around 85% of the dwellings in Philipstown and 15% are occupied by renters. This town has a selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
There are only a very small number of primary schools in Philipstown and thus they can be a very long walk away. In addition, this part of the Cold Spring NY metropolitan area does not contain any high schools. As far as eating is concerned, home buyers in Philipstown almost always need a car to do groceries.
The car is usually the best method to move around in Philipstown. It is very convenient to access a place to park. In contrast, walking is not very practical for home buyers in this part of the Cold Spring NY metropolitan area as almost no common errands can be run without having to use a car.