If you want to live in a place that has a rich history, lots of fun things to do, and a scenic backdrop that will make all your out-of-town friends jealous, look no further than the Hudson Valley.

According to ILoveNY.com, the Hudson Valley has been home to authors, poets, artists and more for centuries. As we move into spring, now is a perfect time of year to enjoy some of the more impressive sites in the area, including a few pretty special and historic mansions.

If you love American history, you’ll enjoy visits to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home in Hyde Park, which features exhibits about the family and their time in New York, tours of the nature in the area, and featured speakers who talk about topics ranging from the Roosevelt family members, their lives and contributions to society, to political successes of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and even the history of the industry of the area.

If you’re curious how the Vanderbilts might have lived in comparison to the Roosevelts, the Vanderbilt Mansion is another great stop in Hyde Park. Visitors to the national historic site will learn about the history and culture of the bygone Vanderbilt era by getting a glimpse of estate life that the Gilded Age millionaires enjoyed. Attend nature tours, view an extensive artistic collection, and more. The Vanderbilt Mansion and Roosevelt home have plenty of special presentations and occasions planned throughout the year. Check out the calendar of events to learn more.

Once you’ve seen all there is to see at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site Estate, head to the Rockefeller Estate – Kykuit – located in Tarrytown. Four generations of Rockefellers lived in this impressive estate, and visitors will enjoy historical ceramics, paintings, extensive and well-maintained gardens, and impressive views of the Hudson River. Learn about the Rockefeller family’s impact on the area and their storied history while you walk the grounds of this magnificent home overlooking the Hudson River.

The Hudson Valley is known for its beauty and idyllic way of life, and its rich history makes it an entertaining and enriching place to live. Become truly immersed in the region’s history when you move to this special place. Get started on finding a place to make your own story in the Hudson Valley by working with Realtor Teri Powers with Keller Williams. Check out the listings online now or call Powers today at 845-258-8312 to schedule an appointment and get started with your search.