Welcome to Hudson
A picture-perfect small town with a hip, friendly vibe and upscale feel.
Hudson, New York, is a distinctive community with a rich history. Hudson was the first city to be incorporated in the United States, and its long historical roots are seen in its intricate architecture, museums, art galleries, and cultural festivities.
While Hudson is small in population, it offers big amenities. Hudson is a hip but luxurious town full of character and surprises. Around every corner are stylish boutique hotels, funky restaurants, upscale eateries, and a vibrant, social atmosphere that belies its small-town status. Hudson is a town full of charm and personality and has been drawing people from NYC and Boston who prefer a slower pace and an escape from metropolitan noise.
Hudson real estate is thriving, with upscale homes featuring a broad mix of stunning architectural styles found throughout the community’s affluent neighborhoods. Well-maintained, leafy residential streets offer a private yet welcoming atmosphere, attracting families, young professionals, entrepreneurs, and retirees to the area.
What to Love
- Quaint, historic, and full of character
- Quiet town with a tight-knit community
- Two hours from New York City and three hours from Boston
- Ideal for a country getaway
Hudson is a two-hour train ride from Manhattan and is a popular destination for people craving a break from the intense pace of city life. Locals enjoy strolling up and down Warren Street to visit their favorite cafes and shops, or gathering together for neighborhood-wide events and festivals. What makes Hudson so special is the strong sense of community and its very welcoming vibe. Hudson offers residents the option to live a quiet, secluded lifestyle, or become involved and active in the community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hudson’s downtown is where you will find wonderful shopping and plenty of cozy places to enjoy a fine meal and a glass of wine. There are plenty of boutiques offering fashionable clothing, natural beauty products, home decor, and antiques. Warren Street runs about a mile long and is home to a number of upscale boutiques, many of which offer one-of-a-kind items. Stop into Lili and Loo for unique and beautiful pieces of art, home furnishings, and decor, then head over to Finch Hudson to find your next treasure. If you are in the market for fashion, make a stop at Look Apparel and Accessories to browse their carefully curated selection of vintage fashion.
After a day of shopping, stop for a delicious lunch at Wunderbar Bistro, which offers "American comfort food with a twist," or visit Le Perche for satisfying French cuisine. Refuel before your next round of shopping at Rev Coffee, a hip, vintage-style coffee shop with delicious pastries.
Things to Do
When you are done browsing the many antique shops along Warren Street, it might be time to settle down with a good book and perhaps a pint or two. Stop by Spotty Dog Books & Ale, a bookstore and bar that combines reading with handcrafted beer.
Attend an event at the historic Hudson Hall, or stroll along the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. If you are looking for fresh air and history, venture out to the Hudson Athens Lighthouse, a perfect spot offering incredible waterfront views.
The Hudson City School District serves the community of Hudson.