Want Up-and-Coming? Visit Rosendale
Rosendale, about 100 miles north of Manhattan, is in the process of transforming itself: from a down-at-heel former cement manufacturing town to an artistic, eclectic community. Whatís driving this change? In part, itís thanks to refugees from New York City and other high-priced New York locales, looking for more space and less rent (and lower taxes).
A vacation rental here is a great way to experience something of the diversity of New York without putting up with the crowds and traffic of a big city. From your Rosendale vacation rental, you can visit local hotspots, like the market that doubles as a gourmet center or Rosendale Cafť, which serves up vegetarian fare and live folk music.
Thereís another reason to consider a vacation rental in Rosendale; itís fairly close to Stone Ridge and High Falls, some notable natural landmarks. The town itself, founded in 1844, is actually comprised of 13 hamlets - one more nod to its diverse nature.
Finally, letís wind up with a bit of trivia. Did you know that Rosendale has a town flower, a town tree, and a town bird? Thatís right; they are (in order) the wild rose, the oak, and the blue heron.