Overview of Wappingers Falls
Wappingers Falls apartments for rent can be found all across this village of approximately 5,500 people. The village encompasses 1.11 square miles of land in the County of Dutchess, with two-thirds located within the town of Wappinger and one-third located in the town of Poughkeepsie. Wappingers Falls is also roughly 27 miles northwest of Danbury, Conn.
Wappingers Falls sits in the southern point of the state of New York, between Newburgh-Beacon and Mid-Hudson Bridges, just east of the Hudson River. U.S. Highway 9 and State Route 9D provide residents with easy transportation to surrounding areas.
Living in Wappingers Falls, NY
According to information taken from the 2010 Census, approximately 39 percent of Wappingers Falls housing is owner occupied, but City Town Info revealed that it is very common for people in the village to rent smaller apartments and live on their own rather than look for a roommate.
People considering living in Wappingers Falls apartments can find a wealth of information about the village history at the Wappingers Historical Society. The society was created in 1967 by local resident John Ferris, after he realized that many of the Village artifacts and objects of historical significance were being discarded or given away rather than preserved.
The village is diverse, and City Town Info revealed that roughly 18 percent of Wappinger Falls residents are non-white. The village has a large single population as well, with only 43 percent of the Wappingers Falls adults married.
Wappingers Falls Work and Study
Business professionals and students may find apartments near Wappingers Falls to be an attractive option. Census data indicates that the top industry in the area is the healthcare industry, which makes up 11 percent of local industry. The educational services and professional, scientific and technical services industries make up 9.4 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively. The most common occupations for Wappingers Falls residents is office and administrative support workers and supervisors.
Students can take advantage of a number of higher education facilities directly within the village and nearby, including Dutchess Community College, Vassar College and Marist College. Dutchess enrolls more than 8,000 students and has been serving the community for more than 50 years. Vassar College is located in the town of Poughkeepsie and enrolls roughly 2,400 students from across the nation and from more than 50 countries around the world.
Marist College was founded in 1929 and is also located on a 150-acre campus in the town of Poughkeepsie. It estimates its student enrollment to be roughly 6,300, of which 4,500 are traditional students and nearly 700 are adults continuing their education.
Rentals in Wappingers Falls, NY and Cost of Living
According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Wappingers Falls rentals have a vacancy rate of 5.6 percent, and the median gross rent was $1,500 in 2010. The largest portion of all renters, 42.7 percent, falls in the gross rent range of $1,000 to $1,499, with 87.9 percent of all renters falling in the wider range of $500 to $1,499. The data further indicated that roughly 40.2 percent of renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.
City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Wappingers Falls was 39.4 percent higher than the national average.
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Wappingers Falls Attractions and Special Events
There are numerous attractions available to those living in Wappingers Falls apartments, including the Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center and the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.
The Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is dedicated to educating residents and visitors on issues pertaining to environmental awareness as well as instilling an appreciation of the natural world. Visitors to the center can find more than 1,000 acres of farmlands, ponds, woodlands, meadows, fallow fields, cultivated fields and rolling countryside. There is also a newly added Learning Center that was built with 'green' construction methods, a visitor center with exhibits for locals to enjoy, an 1842 manor house, an 18th century stone farmhouse and a 19th century barn with livestock. Overall, this is a popular area attraction to become one with nature, and learn about the area's historic past and environmental concerns.
The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors is a unique sanctuary for preserving and sharing visionary art. Visitors can find 40 acres of woods and renovated buildings intended to inspire the contemplation of art and nature. The center also hosts a series of events that are designed to encourage the creative spirit in each individual.
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