Laid-back and artsy, historic Cold Spring inspires many day trippers to become full-time residents. Charming antique stores and restaurants abound, while riverfront parks and mountain trails beckon nature lovers.
The commute to New York City is just under 80 minutes by car and slightly over an hour via Metro North.
Over 200 impeccably maintained 19th-century buildings on Main Street make up a National Historic District.
Legend has it George Washington took a particularly refreshing sip of spring water here.