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FL girl

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Nov 11, 2012
 
My family is considering relocating to the area, for a job offer. We currently live in SW Florida. My husband will be taking a job in Newburgh, I am having a difficult time researching the area and neighboring towns/ cities. Everything I read says it's really bad with crime but it's from years ago. How is the place now? I have two small children safety is our number one concern. I am looking for good housing and very good schools . Everyone's input would be greatly appreciated!
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Nov 30, 2012
 
Wow I wish you luck if you move there,furthermore the crime is at it's worst.If you are moving to the town it's not so bad,but trust me you will at some point encounter some of the crime no matter what.It seems like most of the"filth" is concentrated in the city it self(sorry I am not trying to be rude it's just reality).Please go to youtube and type in Newburgh, NY,you will see what I mean.
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Dec 1, 2012
 
Thank you for Your input, it's funny you said to look at YouTube videos, I already did that and discovered how bad it is. We have chose another location because I don't feel safe to bring my family there.
NY'er for life

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Dec 17, 2012
 
First, it's very important to distinguish between the city of Newburgh and the town of Newburgh. Second, the crime statistics and reports that people read about Newburgh are related to the city, not the greater surrounding town. The crime statistics are high because of the per capita ratio of city residents.

I moved to Newburgh in February of this year after living in one of the most dangerous cities (population 100K and under) in the entire country. Because of the crime statistics, I was apprehensive about living anywhere near the city, not wanting a repeat of my former residential experience. However, I wound up moving to what is technically the city limits, and yes, parts of it can be dangerous. Most of the issues, however, are drug and gang related, not random offenses. There is urban decay on a shocking scale. But, compared to where I was living before Newburgh, this place is idyllic.

The town of Newburgh doesn't have the issues that the city does. So, let that encourage you. The area is gorgeous, the people are very friendly, there is no suburban overdevelopment, there are great restaurants, there is a business resurgence on the waterfront, and you just can't beat living in the Hudson Valley. Did I mention how gorgeous it is? The surrounding villages are incredibly charming: Cornwall-on-Hudson, Cornwall, Marlboro, and West Point; Beacon and Cold Spring are across the river.

I absolutely love living in Newburgh. Don't be dismayed by what you may have read. Yes, it's got real problems; apart from crime, the city is broke, but because of its prime location on the Hudson River, it still manages to survive.

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