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The Best Summer Activities in Dutchess County – 2024

May 27, 2024

We’ve made our annual bucket list of the best summer activities in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley. Bring on summer 2024! We can’t wait to get out there and […] Read More

Spring Activities in Dutchess County – 2024

April 20, 2024

Spring activities abound in Dutchess County… As the weather grows warmer, there are so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the season, celebrate community, and make the most of […] Read More

Meet LMD Homes Sales Director Molly Montero

March 17, 2024

When you call, visit, or meet virtually with LMD Homes, chances are you’ll have the pleasure of speaking with our Sales Director, Molly Montero. Molly is a relatively new addition […] Read More

Navigating Healthcare: Hospitals and Medical Groups in the Poughkeepsie, NY Area

February 17, 2024

Did you know that Poughkeepsie is not just renowned for its stunning landscapes…but also for its robust healthcare infrastructure? With a blend of top-notch hospitals and medical groups, residents and […] Read More

A Fresh Start: Why Buyers Choose New Construction Vs. Pre-owned Homes

January 21, 2024

Here’s something we’re hearing often these days at The Grove: “We didn’t think building a custom new construction home was an option for us, so we started off looking at […] Read More

Private Schools Near Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County

December 17, 2023

Our homeowners and neighbors love the Arlington School District, and it’s one of the main reasons why families with children choose to build their new homes at Sleight Farm. Some […] Read More

7 Great Holiday Activities in Dutchess County 2023

November 25, 2023

It’s here! The holiday season has arrived in Dutchess County, and we’re excited about the many different ways to find festive fun in our corner of the world. Between the […] Read More

Decorating Your Home Exterior for the Winter Season

November 12, 2023

The holidays are coming, and with them, the fun of decorating the outside of your home to spread some light and cheer. If the thought of taking everything down in […] Read More

Falling Leaves and Rising Markets: Navigating the Fall 2023 Real Estate Landscape

October 25, 2023

As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, the real estate market is undergoing its own transformation this fall. From shifting trends to evolving buyer preferences, here’s a […] Read More

Spooky Chic: 2023’s Trends in Exterior Home Halloween Decorations

October 10, 2023

On a recent drive through the Sleight Farm neighborhoods — The Meadows, The Ridges, The Estates, and The Glens — we couldn’t help but notice how our community has really […] Read More

New Homes in Dutchess County…Near Beacon, Rhinebeck, and Millbrook

September 25, 2023

Sleight Farm’s community of new homes in Dutchess County are, of course, just a stone’s throw from the city of Poughkeepsie, which is fast becoming a regional center for the […] Read More

Things to Do in Dutchess County This Fall – 2023

September 17, 2023

It’s that time! Sweaters, apples, and pumpkin spice lattes. Mother Nature starts turning the leaves into colorful fireworks. Most of the bugs (and humidity) go away and let us enjoy […] Read More

Spotlight on Our Neighbor: The Culinary Institute of America

August 30, 2023

Calling all foodies! The Sleight Farm community of new homes in the Hudson Valley is fortunate to count the Culinary Institute of America’s New York campus among our neighbors. Right […] Read More

Thinking of Buying a New Construction Home? Here’s What You Need to Know.

August 11, 2023

For many people, the process of buying a new construction home is, quite literally, a dream come true. How do you avoid common problems and make it the exciting, memorable […] Read More

Spotlight On Our Neighbor: Adams Fairacre Farms

July 30, 2023

What would happen if you combined Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, a farmer’s market, a garden center, and a local craft fair? You’d probably come up with something close to Adams […] Read More

7 Hidden Treasures In Poughkeepsie, NY

July 14, 2023

“Is Poughkeepsie, NY a nice place to live? What is there even to do in Poughkeepsie?” We hear these questions a lot from buyers thinking about building a new home […] Read More

Discover the Best Coffee Shops in Dutchess County: A Java Lover’s Guide

June 26, 2023

For coffee nuts seeking the perfect brew, Dutchess County is filled with hidden treasures. From cozy corner cafes to trendy urban hangouts, our corner of the Hudson Valley boasts a […] Read More

Stewart: The “Big Little Hudson Valley Airport”

June 12, 2023

Located in New Windsor, New York, Stewart International Airport is an aviation gem that has been steadily gaining recognition as a vital transportation hub in the region. It’s becoming easier […] Read More

8 Great Things To Do in Dutchess County – Summer 2023

May 29, 2023

Summer has arrived! There are so many things to do in the Hudson Valley between now and Labor Day. What deserves a spot on your calendar? Here are our recommendations.  […] Read More

What Mountain Range is in Dutchess County, NY?

May 15, 2023

  We get the question a lot, especially when people see photos of — or experience firsthand — the breathtaking views at the Sleight Farm neighborhood. Wherever you go in […] Read More

10 Great Outdoor Dining Spots in Dutchess County

April 13, 2023

It’s that time! Longer days. Warmer weather. Flowers blooming, trees filling out…and restaurants setting up their outdoor dining spaces. Dutchess County is filled with gorgeous al fresco spots to enjoy […] Read More

Spotlight on Our Neighbor: The Dutchess Rail Trail and Empire State Trail

March 23, 2023

The Dutchess Rail Trail Minutes from the Sleight Farm community, you’ll find a trailhead for one of our area’s outdoor recreation gems: the Dutchess Rail Trail. We are so lucky […] Read More

How To Choose a New Home Builder: Here are 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

March 12, 2023

How do I choose a new home builder? Once you decide that your next home will be a custom new home – one you can help design and customize to […] Read More

Proud to Partner with Page Lumber, Millwork, and Building Supplies

February 25, 2023

Here at The Grove, we consider ourselves lucky to have many amazing local partners in our work building custom new homes in the Poughkeepsie area. One of these is Page […] Read More

Spotlight on Our Neighbor: Maria Fareri Children’s Healthcare Services

February 11, 2023

Families in the Poughkeepsie area now have better access to world-class pediatric healthcare. In September 2020, MidHudson Regional Hospital, which is part of the Westchester Medical Center network of facilities, […] Read More

New Construction Homes in Upstate NY – The Grove Sales Update

January 29, 2023

January is usually sleepy and snowy here in Dutchess County, but this year it’s been different. First of all, there’s been almost no snow during this unusually warm January. We […] Read More

Eat New, Eat Local: Poughkeepsie and LaGrange Restaurants 2023

January 16, 2023

“Can you recommend a good restaurant in the area?” We get this question a lot and the answer is always an enthusiastic YES! One of the things we love about […] Read More

Hudson Valley New Year’s Eve Activities

December 23, 2022

Whether you’re looking for daytime family activities or after-hours partying, there’s plenty going on in the Hudson Valley for New Year’s Eve. Here’s how to roll, dance, amble, and eat […] Read More

The 8 Best Ski Areas Near Dutchess County

December 14, 2022

Where can you ski in the Dutchess County area? Take your pick! Winter is simply magical here in the Hudson Valley…and if you’re a skier or snowboarder, this is the […] Read More

9 Great Holiday Activities in Dutchess County

November 25, 2022

Hmmm…what do we love most about the holiday season here in Dutchess County? Is it the picturesque country setting or the community feel? The sparkle, the fun, the history, or […] Read More

The History of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County

November 10, 2022

Ready for a quick history lesson about Dutchess County? We promise there will be no pop quiz, but we hope this background gives you a sense of why our area […] Read More

How To Choose the Right Paint Color for Your Front Door

October 21, 2022

Your front door is the first thing visitors see when they come to your home. It’s often how your house says, “Hi!” to the neighborhood or passers-by. Plus, it’s a […] Read More

Spotlight on Our Neighbor: Hyde Park

October 7, 2022

Set on the banks of the Hudson River, and located just 20 minutes from LaGrange, Hyde Park is one of New York State’s hidden gems. The town is best known […] Read More

7 Great Reasons To Buy a New Construction Home in Dutchess County

September 26, 2022

Why should I buy a new home instead of a “used” home? Is buying new construction a smart investment? Is it better to move into a new construction community rather […] Read More

Best Fall Activities in Dutchess County 2022

September 9, 2022

Looking for things to do in Dutchess County this fall? You won’t have to look far. This is one of many reasons why we love our corner of the Hudson […] Read More

10 Tips for Choosing a New Home Floor Plan

August 20, 2022

How do you choose the right floor plan for your new home? It’s a huge decision, and can feel overwhelming. After all, you’re literally mapping out your family’s environment and […] Read More

LaGrange, NY Parks: Explore Dutchess County Community Greenspace

August 5, 2022

New Homes in the Hudson Valley…Surrounded by Public Parks The Poughkeepsie, NY area has thousands of acres of wild natural green spaces, but we still love our public parks. Unspoiled […] Read More

The Perfect Dutchess County Day Trip

July 20, 2022

Whether you’re exploring the LaGrange area as a possible new place to live, or simply craving a change-of-scenery adventure, southeastern Dutchess County makes for the perfect day trip destination. Thanks […] Read More

5 Reasons Why It’s an Excellent Time to Buy a Custom Pre-Construction Home at The Grove

July 1, 2022

Even though LMD Companies has been building homes — over 1400 and counting — throughout the Hudson Valley for years, we still get excited every time we break ground. That’s […] Read More

How To Choose an Exterior Color for Your New Home

June 16, 2022

Building a custom home in a new construction neighborhood has many perks. Choice is a big one. Choosing your home site, home model, floor plan, and other options help you […] Read More

8 Great Things To Do in Dutchess County This Summer

May 27, 2022

May 2022 If you’re like us, you’re starting to make your Dutchess County summer bucket list. Ours is a long one! Here are our picks for making the most of […] Read More

Meet The New Generation of Poughkeepsie Brew Pubs

April 21, 2022

Have you heard? Poughkeepsie’s in the middle of a brewing renaissance. A number of new (and newly-restored) brew pubs and beer-centric bistros are generating buzz in the world of, well… […] Read More

Spring Activities in Dutchess County – 2022

March 30, 2022

[post_published] Spring activities abound in Dutchess County… As the weather grows warmer, there are so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the season, celebrate community, and make the most […] Read More

Meet The Grove – A New Home Community in Dutchess County

March 10, 2022

We’re beyond excited to announce our newest Sleight Farm offering, The Grove. Branching out from an established, sought-after neighborhood at the southeast end of Ridgeline Drive, The Grove features 47 […] Read More

New Construction and the Hudson Valley Real Estate Market

February 17, 2022

The red-hot real estate market in the Hudson Valley, including Dutchess County, has left home buyers without much inventory to choose from. New listings are getting snapped up after multiple […] Read More

“Thank You” from Dutchess County Home Builder LMD Homes

August 31, 2021

When Dutchess County home builder LMD Homes set out to create two new communities at Sleight Farm in LaGrange, NY, they could not have predicted the challenging times to come. […] Read More

Quick Move-In Home For Sale at The Glens!

August 13, 2021

Meet our quick move-in home available at The Glens, located at 47 Stonewall Circle, Poughkeepsie. Get all the benefits of new construction without the wait! This home offers single-story living […] Read More

New Homes in the Hudson Valley…Near Wappingers Falls NY

March 1, 2021

Find History, Nature, Culture, and Cuisine in Wappingers Falls Named for a cascade of waterfalls in the Wappinger Creek, the village of Wappingers Falls is just 10 miles from the […] Read More

Sneak Peek at The Estates – A Luxury New Home Community in the Hudson Valley

January 21, 2021

Our luxury new home community The Estates is   selling fast, and we love seeing this beautiful neighborhood fill out with completed and under-construction houses. The biggest news coming into 2021 […] Read More

Sneak Peek at The Glens – A New Home Community Taking Shape in the Hudson Valley

January 5, 2021

Sleight Farm is so pleased to welcome 2021 with numerous new homes completed or under construction at The Glens, one of our communities taking shape in the Hudson Valley. Take […] Read More

What’s Coming to Dutchess County in 2021?

December 29, 2020

A new year, new Dutchess County area destinations, and more new homes at Sleight Farm: we have much to be excited about! We all have high hopes for 2021, including […] Read More

Which Dutchess County Holiday Activities are Happening in 2020?

November 20, 2020

The holidays are definitely going to look different this year, COVID-19 prevention measures mean that many beloved Dutchess County holiday events are going virtual…or have been cancelled altogether. So which […] Read More

Spotlight on our Neighbors: Dutchess County Wineries

November 3, 2020

Dutchess County wineries help make the Hudson Valley region a fabulous place to live! In times past, New Yorkers looking for a first-class wine tasting experience had to hop a […] Read More

New Homes in Dutchess County…Near the Walkway Over the Hudson

October 26, 2020

It’s simple: we love that the Sleight Farm community of new homes is located just 7 miles from Dutchess County gem the Walkway Over the Hudson. Here’s more about this […] Read More

Health Benefits of Walking

September 24, 2020

During the spring of 2020, when cities and towns all over the world went into some form of “lockdown” to control the spread of COVID-19, there was only one activity […] Read More

A Video Sneak Peek at Our New Model Home at The Glens

August 25, 2020

We were pleased to work with the team at NorthGuild in Kingston NY to produce a video “sneak peek” at our newly opened model home at The Glens. We love […] Read More

Living the “Farm to Table” Life in Dutchess County

August 19, 2020

The journey from farm to table gets a whole lot shorter when you live in Upstate NY! Local farms are simply part of the daily scenery and community here, and […] Read More

Our Model Home Interior Designer Helen Piteo Discusses Open Concept Spaces and How To Achieve “Attainable Luxury”

July 30, 2020

Our Clark model home at The Glens is now open! Sleight Farm welcomes visitors to come see for themselves what makes these designer new homes so unique, including: A personalized […] Read More

New Homes in Dutchess County…Close to Great Shopping and Entertainment

June 18, 2020

You’re interested in a building a new home in Dutchess County, somewhere in a quiet, scenic neighborhood…but not so remote that you have to drive long distances for excellent shopping […] Read More

New Homes in Dutchess County…with a Top-Notch School District

June 3, 2020

Many of our Sleight Farm buyers are seeking the ideal place to raise their families, so an excellent public school system is a “must-have.” Fortunately, the Sleight Farm community of […] Read More

How to Commute from Dutchess County to New York City

May 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many things in a short period of time, including where and how we work. Millions of people have suddenly found themselves doing their jobs […] Read More

What Is A New Home Builder’s Warranty?

May 4, 2020

A reputable new home builder should provide, free of charge, new construction warranties with each home. For instance, here at Sleight Farm, our homes come with a 1-year warranty for […] Read More

How to Be a Good Neighbor During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020

People choose to live in a home community because they’re looking for just that – a community. Good neighbors make us feel connected and supported in daily life, and can […] Read More

A Message to our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 20, 2020

Updated 3/20/20 Hello from the Sleight Farm team! We’re thinking of everyone in our community at this challenging time, and hope you are well. As we monitor the evolving news […] Read More

Spotlight on Our Neighbor: Vassar College

February 20, 2020

Sleight Farm’s community of new homes in the Hudson Valley is lucky to be able to call Vassar College its neighbor! Vassar, of course, is world-renowned as a prestigious liberal […] Read More

Fun Facts about LaGrange and Dutchess County History

January 14, 2020

Even though Sleight Farm is a new home community, we are proud to be part of the long, continuing history of the LaGrange area and Dutchess County. People have been […] Read More

6 Reasons To Buy A New Home With A First-Floor Master Bedroom

December 29, 2019

We’ve found that more and more buyers  looking to build a new home want a house with a first-floor master bedroom. If you grew up in a “traditional” two-story home […] Read More

Spotlight on Our Neighbors: The Bardavon and The Mid-Hudson Civic Center

December 16, 2019

The Poughkeepsie area is an easy train ride or day trip to NYC, but area residents don’t have to go as far as the Big Apple to get world-class live […] Read More

Spotlight on Our Neighbor: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

November 21, 2019

Sleight Farm’s new homes are near Vassar hospital, and here’s why we’re pleased to call this world-class healthcare center our neighbor… In addition to amenities like excellent shopping and entertainment, […] Read More

Get To Know Our Dutchess County Home Builders: LMD Homes

November 17, 2019

Who are the people behind Sleight Farm, and how did they get to be one of the top new home builders in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley? LMD Companies […] Read More

New Home Design Advice and Inspiration from our Partner Brands

October 28, 2019

Sleight Farm is pleased to partner with these brands as we work with new home buyers to design and build their custom new home. Here’s a little more about their […] Read More

LMD Homes and Sleight Farm Featured in Modern Home Builder

September 9, 2018

The magazine highlights LMD’s professional expertise and focus on high-quality service that’s responsive to the needs and wants of its customers. Read More

Tips for Homebuyers Trading Up to a Second Home

Ready to upgrade? Sleight Farm’s John Kuroda offers advice on navigating the buying process for your next home. Read More


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