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5.2 out of 10

Beacon

Ranked 50th best city in New York
41.5025504303105 -73.9802022303354
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
2yrs+

"Moved to beacon because..."

Beacon is a small town that sounds like Bacon. It gets you started on a solid foot.

Beacon is walkable and tightly knit. Because it is affordable and rests between mountains and the river it has a great balance. Our neighborhood welcomed us warmly. We have people who are caring and open. They love their community and they want you to love it as well. Every weekend hikers pass our porch and ask how to get into town. We have a vibrant weekend life for people of all ages and neighborhoods that are perfect for kids to ride bikes to each others houses. City people are driving out locals but if you move here, say hello to people you don't know and keep the community spirit positive.
Pros
  • Hiking, History
  • Parks, Shops
  • Food Nature
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Don't judge Beacon based on the city transplants!!"

Navite Beaconites are happy about most of the positive changes in Beacon, but are not happy with the fact that we are constantly being compared to Brooklyn. We don't feel this way, the influx of people from the city that are moving in are the ones trying to change Beacon and real estate agents trying to advertise Beacon as the "new Brooklyn", and they are both pricing the natives out! There are lovely places, people and things in Beacon, but the lack of respect shown to Beaconites by these transplanters is abundant. Rental prices are some of the highest around. You could locate a comparable apartment in a neighboring town for less with more. Although the town is dog friendly, just try to find a landlord that is! What people see on the surface of our town, is not how most native Beaconites view/feel things.
Pros
  • Gorgeous Parks
Cons
  • City people moving in and driving locals out
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"Beacon, just ok...not that great!"

Don't believe the hype because that's all this town is based on. What it wants to be and what it actually is are completely different. It wants to be Brooklyn so the rents and majority of restaurants are priced as such. Here's the thing..it's not Brooklyn and never will be. Stick to what you know Beacon. Stop over charging your residents for nonsense. If you want to visit for a day...you're better off. Do yourself a favor and find another town to live in. It does have a few nice parks but that's as good as it gets here. Many snooty unfriendly hipsters have moved in and it is not that pleasurable living amongst them. You're welcome.
Pros
  • Gorgeous Parks
  • Riverfront parks
Cons
  • Some neighborhoods are still run down
  • Long commute to Grand Central
Recommended for
  • Tourists
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CathieM
CathieM While I absolutely agree with your statement, it is important to also note: Navite Beaconites are happy about some of the positive changes in Beacon, but are not happy with the fact that we are constantly being compared to Brooklyn. We don't feel this way, the influx of people from the city that are moving in are the ones trying to change Beacon, and they are pricing the natives out!
2yrs+
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