Starting our tour in Beacon, less than a mile from the Preserve on the Hudson, you’ll find yourself enjoying the vibrant renaissance that has transformed the City of Beacon over the past decade, beginning with the restoration of Beacon’s Main Street. Here, master builders have lovingly restored the 19th century charm of the Main Street storefronts, which include Hudson Valley Beach Glass, art galleries and studios, the Howland Library, the Rivers and Estuaries Storefront, the Bannerman Island Museum, the Beacon Historical Society and an array of trendy boutiques and restaurants.

Whether your Preserve home is on the Fishkill or Beacon side, you’ll benefit from the community opportunities available through the Beacon School District. A brand-new, state-of-the-art high school boasts computer labs, a performing arts center, community rooms, a television and music recording studio, a six-lane indoor swimming pool, a complete fitness center and an art gallery.

Nearby is The Dia Beacon Arts Center, a world-renowned museum that joins the internationally recognized Tallix Foundry, the Howland Cultural Center, the new 90-acre performing arts campus of US Arts, outdoor sculpture gardens, brilliant architecture spanning three centuries and dozens of dazzling galleries in making Beacon the Hudson Valley’s most talked about artist’s enclave. Even the old high school has been turned into a popular artists’ studio.