Imagining Renting a Condo near Vassar College at The Commons at Cedar in Poughkeepsie, New York

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Edward Ginsberg Real Estate Inc.

Original content by Melinda Pearson

Imagining Renting a Condo Near Vassar College at The Commons at Cedar in Poughkeepsie, New York

 This is a different kind of city living.  If you like the idea of being near everything happening in the City of Poughkeepsie, while experiencing country living, this is where you want to be.  This condo in The Commons at Cedar in Poughkeepsie is a garden  condo 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with lots of light and plenty of storage.Clubhouse at the Commons at Cedar





Before I talk about this incredible location, I want to talk about the condo itself.  I first saw the condo while it was just finishing up a major restoration.  I was impressed with the feeling I had, it was like a 'good vibe'.  I could imagine feeling peace and relaxation.  The condo is 1220 square feet and it feels roomy. 

 Outside the condo is a bridge you cross just before you come to the steps to the front door.  Bridge to condo

Even as a kid I always was attracted to bridges...maybe that is what set the mood for me.  When I entered the condo last night, the restoration was complete.  It was around 5pm and it was twilight.  As I crossed the bridge and walked in the front door, I had a sense of leaving the world behind, you know, that feeling of "I'm finally home".  I could definetely imagine shedding the happenings of the day and relaxing.

As I walked straight in to the living area, the twilight coming in through the slider was beautiful.  Living areaIt is a garden apartment and there is a patio ouside the slider and then grass with a privacy fence.  I could imagine relaxing in the summer.  I love the idea of living in a condo and having easy access to the outside.  You could create your own pottery garden out there and carry over the beauty of the plants into the living area.

It's an open floor plan.  the living area and dining area are one large area in an L shape.  This is a nice set up so that no matter where you are sitting, the garden area you create can be enjoyed from both areas.

The kitchen is a dream.  The cabinets are attractive and I have never seen so much storage in a condo or a house for that matter.  Kitchen with storageThe amount of storage and the ease of storing with pull out shelves and lazy susans is amazing.  These are all custom so they solidly in the cupboards and turn easily. 

I love the idea of being able to store everything neatly and without hassle. Amazing Storage


 The bedrooms are located off a short hallway in the front of the condo.  I really like the way they are separated from the living area.  It is almost like another wing of the condo.  The 1st bedroom is a good size, with new carpeting, and a large walk-in closet.  The master bedroom is also large with a large walk in closet.  There is also a master bath.  The 1/2 bath is located adjacent to the master bath and there is an entrance from the 1/2 bath into the master bath so that the shower is accessible for the person in the second bedroom.

The community at The Commons at Cedar is friendly and the complex is mostly owners with few rentals.  When a rental like this opens up, it is a rare opportunity.  Everybody watches out for each other, it's a safe place, like a village.  Rare, in this day and age but a concept we are missing.   There is a swimming pool, club house with a party room, and tennis courts.  Near the tennis courts there is a trail that leads to Vassar farms. 

Enjoy a walk through the woods, past a pond, and enjoy the hawks, bunnies, and deer.Tennis at The Commons at Cedar

As I mentioned earlier, not only is the condo beautiful but the location is unbelievable.  Cedar road is is between Spackenkill and Hooker.  Head towards Spackenkill and you are 5 minutes from route 9 with a direct shoot into IBM and major shopping areas.  (Click the link below for a map) 

Head towards Hooker and you are 5 minutes from the major hospital, Vassar Vassar Hospitaland five minutes from Vassar College.  Vassar CollegeOther places to enjoy in Poughkeepsie include the Walkway on the Hudson, McCann's ice rink, the Bardovon, the Chance, Vassar College programs and artwork, rail trails, Juliet Cafe, the list goes on and on.Juliet Cafe

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