Highland, N.Y.: A Small Community With a ‘Feel-Good’ Spirit

Like other areas outside the city, this Ulster County hamlet got a boost from buyers during the pandemic. But some of the homes there are still relatively affordable.

By Karen Angel, New York Times

March 30, 2022

For years, Highland, N.Y., flew under the radar, seen less as a destination and more as a pass-through on the way to better-known cities like Poughkeepsie and New Paltz.

But that changed in 2018, when a $5.4 million visitor center for the Walkway Over the Hudson opened on the Highland side of the river. More than 650,000 people traversed the walkway connecting Poughkeepsie and this five-square-mile Ulster County hamlet last year, and with the visitor center and nearby restaurants, they had a reason to linger on the Highland side.

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