KINGSTON, N.Y. (March 14, 2014) — County Executive Mike Hein has announced that the online publication “Great Retirement Spots” has recently rated Kingston as one of the most highly recommended locations to retire in the United States.
The publication, which regularly reviews the nation’s most popular locations for retirees, noted the Kingston community’s numerous public events and music festivals, scenic waterfront and various dining locations. It also made specific mention of the city’s burgeoning arts community, including the recently renovated Broadway Theater and the renowned Hudson Valley Philharmonic (http://www.greatretirementspots.com/snapshot-kingston-new-york.htm).
“We are very pleased to learn that Kingston has ranked among the nation’s top retirement spots,” said County Executive Mike Hein. “Kingston has so much to offer lifelong residents, retirees and visitors alike, from numerous pristine parks and recreational opportunities to golf courses, skiing and horseback riding just a short drive away. The city has an active community with an expansive list of events and attractions all year long, making it an amazing place to spend your post-retirement years.”
Situated less than 100 miles north of New York City, Kingston has long been a popular destination for retirees and vacationers of all ages. The historical city was New York State’s original capital and it boasts original architecture dating back to the 17th century throughout.
Kingston has a strong arts community that includes the Arts Society of Kingston, which has a large performance space and monthly art exhibitions. The organization offers classes for people of all ages, as well as “First Saturday” art receptions featuring popular theater performances, live music and a variety of public workshops. The County Arts Council also has two ballet companies and the Coach House Players, a celebrated local acting troupe.
For retirees who like to golf, there are a dozen public golf courses nearby that are challenging and picturesque, including Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club, Apple Greens Golf Course, Rondout Country Club, New Paltz Golf Course, Mohonk Golf Course and many others.
“There’s no shortage of outstanding things to do in Kingston and Ulster County,” said County Executive Hein. “Our area has something to appeal to all tastes and interests, from kayaking tours of the Hudson River and the Rondout Creek to the Free Music in the Park series. With so much to do and see, it’s not surprising that Kingston has become such a popular destination for retirees; it truly does have something to offer everyone.”
To learn more about Kingston and Ulster County, visit http://ulstercountyalive.com.