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United States Military Academy at West Point

United States Military Academy at West Point is located in West Point, New York about 55 miles to the north of New York City.

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    Base Housing

    • Professor’s Row
    • Old English North
    • Old English South
    • Washington Road
    • Biddle Loop
    • Lee Housing
    • Band
    • Grey Ghost
    • Old Brick
    • New Brick
    • Merritt Road
    • North Apartments
    • South Apartments
    • GOQ
    • Lusk
    • Special Category
    • Wilson Road
    • Stony Lonesome I
    • Stony Lonesome II

    Central Valley/Monroe (click for comment)
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    Cornwall(click for comment)
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    Fort Montgomery(click for comment)
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    Highland Falls(click for comment)
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    Newburgh(click for comment)
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    DoDEA School District

    Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery School District

    Monroe-Woodbury Central School District (click for comment)

    Newburgh School District (click for comment)
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    Private Schools

    Base Medical

    Find information about Special Needs resources.

    Pediatric OT, PT, Speech Therapy

    Reviewer melmom04, “I’ve only had experience with physical therapy here on post. I actually did PT at the Arvin Gym which is supposed to be for the cadets, for a while, and the facility was top notch. They have a great program at the hospital, too. My son has had speech therapy through the school, and they have done an amazing job with him.”
    • Activities
    • Reviewer melmom04, “Visit the West Point Museum and Visitors Center, and Fort Putnam and Constitution Island in the summer. We’re not far from Bear Mountain, which our family loves, with the Merry Go Round, skating rink, pool, lake and zoo.”

    • Cities nearby
    • Cornwall

      Reviewer melmom04, “Take a drive along the Hudson to Cornwall/Cornwall on Hudson and see all the art galleries and small shops there are. Right off of base, there isn’t much in Highland Falls. A Rite-Aid is about it, and the closest grocery store is in New Windsor. I have found some nicer shopping over the bridge in he Mohegan Lake/Cortlandt area, too. If the roads are good, it’s faster to go there than Monroe, but it can take forever when some of the roads are closed (for bad weather).”

      Highland Falls

      Reviewer melmom04, “The town of Highland Falls, right outside of the Academy, has some quaint shops and restaurants to check out (and the only Mac Donald’s with a value menu for miles, lol). “


      Reviewer melmom04, “Middletown is about 45 minutes away and has a lot to offer.”

      Monroe/Central Valley

      Reviewer melmom04, “Monroe/Central Valley is about 15-20 minutes to the Southwest. There is a HUGE outlet mall in Central Valley. Monroe/Central Valley have your basics, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Michael’s, etc. Central Valley has a HUGE Outlet mall. The Palisades is an enormous mall, with just about everything you can think of. Definitely a must see!”


      Reviewer melmom04, “Newburgh is about 15-20 minutes to the north of the base. Newburgh has a small mall, which is actually pretty nice and quiet during the weekday. Many of the Newburgh stores have police on duty at all the entrances (like Wal-mart) and just about everything you can think of is in those special anti-theft cases. It took some getting used to, to see that. I usually prefer shopping in Monroe/Central Valley most of the time.”

      New York City

      Reviewer melmom04, “And of course, there is New York City and all it has to offer. It’s less than an hour away, but sometimes taking the bus or train into the city is best. We haven’t found driving in the city to be bad at all, but parking is a whole other story, and the tolls~oy~ you spend a fortune!”

    • Parks
    • Shopping
    • PX and Commissary

      Reviewer melmom04, “The PX and Commissary are fairly small. The Commissary still has a decent amount for the size, though, and they have been great about special ordering items. I still miss the pre-made sandwiches and salad bar that some commissaries have, though, but you can have a sandwich made at the deli. I can\’t get over it not being open on Monday, too, and avoid the PX and commissary on home football game days at all costs. None of the PX vendors are open on game days, either. The PX only has a Burger King in the food court, although they are planning on putting in a Taco Bell, too. (There is a Subway and Bistro/cafe near the fitness center on the other side of the base, though). It has an eye glass shop, car rental, flower shop, GNC, dry cleaning/alterations, art sales/framing and then the Barber and beauty shops. It is probably the smallest PX I have ever been to. The clothing and sales is inside the actual PX, although you have to purchase anything for clothing and sales at the clothing and sales registers. It does have quite a bit for how tiny it is, though.

    • Sports
    • Football

      Reviewer melmom04, “Army football games are a religion here, lol. And even if you don\’t like football, attending a game at Michie (pronounced Mikey) stadium is something everyone should do at least once, as well as watching the Cadet Parades.”

    Add things you think families should now about the area before moving here.

    Reviewer melmom04, “This area is gorgeous. It can take some getting used to, though. Two things I would say are an absolute must before moving here is make sure you have good brakes and tires on your vehicles before move. Being in the mountains, you will need them. Also, if you don’t have a GPS, go get one. I can’t tell you how many roads aren’t marked or misnamed. I spent over an hour lost in the town of Newburgh trying to find Wal-green’s one day, and the town isn’t even that big! I never leave home without it anymore!”

    Did you like living here?

    Reviewer melmom04, “The base itself is gorgeous. It’s set right on a mountain, overlooking the Hudson River. The views are breathtaking, and there are tons of trails to walk and hike. There are a lot of activities and events available on base. Even Balfour Beatty housing has several events each month for its residents. The base itself can take some getting used to, as well. It’s not your typical Army base. It’s the Military Academy, a college and just has some elements of a base on it for the soldiers that work here and their families. There are also only two whole “actual” units on the base. SO not having an FRG and some of the traditional family support structures in place when you get to a new base may be hard to adjust to, as well. All in all, it’s a great place to live, and there are so many things to see and do while you are here!”