The Town of Fishkill at the southwest tip of Dutchess County is an area rich in History set with in a beautiful landscape between the mountains and the majestic Hudson River. The name "Fishkill" is derived from the Dutch words "vis" (fish) and "kill" (creek or stream). In 1683 the land that became Fishkill was purchased by Frances Rombout and Gulian Verplanck who planned to use the property for fur trading. Around 1709 Rombout´s daughter, Catharyna and her husband, Roger Brett came and settled in the area and built a mill by the Fishkill Creek, which still stands today as one of the oldest continuous residences in Dutchess County. In the Revolutionary War, a military encampment in Fishkill provided the location to guard the mountain pass to the south and later became the main supply depot for the Continental Army´s northern division.
Today Fishkill is a thriving, affluent community home to approximately 30,000 residents. The Hudson River provides an outstanding landscape to the area and abundant recreational opportunities including parks, marinas and hiking trails all within a short drive. Overlook Pointe is surrounded by some of the areas best shopping and restaurants. The Stadium Plaza, less than 1 mile from Overlook Pointe provides conveniences such as a Deli, Ice Cream, Dollar Store, Italian and Chinese restaurants. In 5 minutes you can be in the Village of Fishkill or Beacon where you will find quaint shops, antiques, farmers markets, specialty foods and hot spots for a night out. In 10 minutes you can reach Front Street at Newburgh which has a mile long riverfront promenade where you can catch a boat ride on the Hudson, view a gallery, dance the night away and eat to your hearts content. The Poughkeepsie Galleria with major retail chains such as Macy´s, Target, Sears and JC Penny is 15 minutes away and the Danbury Fair Mall is a 40 minute drive.
Educational opportunities are at their best in the Hudson Valley. The Culinary Institute of America, Vassar College, Marist College, and Dutchess Community College are all within 25 minutes. Fishkill school age children are served by both the Wappingers School District and the Beacon School District; excellent private schools including St. Columba Elementary School, St. Mary Mother of the Church School, The Randolph School and the Poughkeepsie Day School are all close by.
Commuters find Fishkill an ideal location with the town lying immediately accessible to Route 84 providing the connection to Route 684 and the Taconic State Parkway. Metro North Railroad is a 5 minute drive from Overlook Pointe with stations at both New Hamburg and Beacon. Residents can be in New York City in little more than an hour from either of these stations. The Newburgh Beacon Bridge is also a 5 minutes from the community and brings you to Orange County where Stewart International Airport is located.