If you have young children, what is life like in Hudson? How are the schools? I talked to Amanda Grubler about family life and the school system in Hudson and here are her comments.
Amanda is an educator, the Director of Literacy at Kipp Schools in Albany. She and her family recently moved to Hudson from Brooklyn and now live on State Street. She has two children, ages five and a year and a half. In the fall, her five-year-old starts kindergarten in the Hudson City School system.
“We’re excited. Hudson offers a lot, there’s a sense of community and diversity. We believe in public schools and getting involved and being active as parents. We are committed to helping all students in the schools. We feel it’s important to be aware of our role and responsibility, in supporting public schools and their programs.”
“Oakdale Beach – the umbrellas are amazing! I think we visited the beach almost every day in July! It’s a beautiful cross-section of Hudson.”
“The Hudson Area Library has a great children’s room. We’ve been to the city playgrounds and it’s a good way to meet people. In Hudson, it’s easier to find a common Friday night or Saturday to get together for dinner or a drink.”
“We love Hudson and haven’t looked back. Here, there’s a healthy life/work balance. There’s accessibility to local farms, art, hikes in the Catskills… Moving has been easier than expected. Hudson is walkable. We feel it’s the best of both worlds. “