Our Community – The Hudson Valley

Mountainside Woods Walkway over the Hudson

Mountainside Woods is a charming community of single family homes in Highland, New York, tucked away at the foot of beautiful Illinois Mountain. Surrounded by nature and located close to shopping and amenities, Mountainside Woods is an idyllic neighborhood for those looking to connect with nature and enjoy the best that the Hudson Valley has to offer.  See our collection of new homes. 



Public Schools:  Mountainside Woods is located in the Highland Central School District which includes one elementary school (grades K to 5), one middle school (grades 6 to 8) and one high school (grades 9 to 12). For more information visit the school district’s website at

Private Schools in the area: There are many private schools in the area offering an alternative to public education. The following is just a sampling:

Holy Trinity School, Poughkeepsie – Pre-K to 8th grade.

Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie – Pre-K to 12th grade.

Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie – 9th to 12th grades.

Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie – 6th to 12th grades.


“Home of the Walkway Over the Hudson”, the Town of Lloyd boasts an extensive array of parks and recreational opportunities for all. Here are just a few of the local amenities:

Walkway Over the Hudson: A former railroad bridge spanning the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Highland, New York, the Walkway was opened as a linear pedestrian park in 2009. At 1.28 miles long, it’s the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Spectacular views, picnic tables, benches and memorable moments await all.

Franny Reese State Park: Located on the banks of the Hudson River, this park is ideal for scenic views, hiking or just taking the dog for a walk along 2.5 miles of carriage trails and footpaths. See more about the Franny Reese State Park

Tony Williams Town Park: 57 acres of parkland includes basketball courts, tennis courts and ball fields.

Berean Town Park: Located a short walk from Mountainside Woods, this major recreational facility consists of 265 acres and includes a sandy beach, barbecues, pavilion, walking and hiking trails.  Berean Town Park is home to the Town of Lloyd Summer Fun Program for kids and the Events Committee hosts Movies in the Park during the summer.


Important information and numbers to keep on-hand:

Police, Fire and Ambulance: Dial 911 for Emergency Services.

Fire protection is provided by the Highland Fire Department, 25 Milton Avenue, Highland, NY (845) 691-2421.

Police protection is provided by the Town of Lloyd Police Department, 25 Milton Avenue, Highland, NY (845) 691-6102.

Ambulance service is provided by Mobile Life Support Services with a primary ambulance station located at 25 Milton Avenue, Highland, NY.  Dial 911 for ambulance services.

Visit the Town of Lloyd Website


Located 4.15 miles from Mountainside Woods, the closest emergency services are located at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 25 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center


Mountainside Woods is serviced with municipal water and sewer services by the Town of Lloyd.
Town of Lloyd


Mountainside Woods is located in Ulster County with easy access to the NYS Thruway (I-87), Taconic State Parkway (via NYS Route 44/55) and Route 9W.

Metro North Train Station, Hudson Line, Poughkeepsie Station: Train service to Grand Central Station.
Located less than 4 miles from Mountainside Woods.

Adirondack Trailways with bus service to NYC via Park and Ride at NYS Thruway Exit 18. Located 8.4 miles from Mountainside Woods.


Fast Food: There are numerous fast food outlets and diners nearby (less than 2 miles) including McDonalds, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Sal’s Pizza, Bagel N Bites delis, etc.

Fine Restaurants: Too many to choose from in Poughkeepsie (4 miles) and New Paltz (8 miles).

Supermarket: Hannafords, Bridgeview Plaza, (2 miles); Stop and Shop (Poughkeepsie, 6 miles).

Home Improvement: Home Depot, Poughkeepsie (8 miles) and Lowes, New Paltz (6 miles).

Poughkeepsie Galleria: Target, Macy’s, JC Penney, movies and more (8 miles).