Providing majestic views of the Hudson River and the low rolling mountains of the Hudson Valley, Peekskill is a dynamic and diverse business and cultural community. Its varied and affordable housing has made the area popular choice for New York City commuters for generations. Part of the Peekskill charm lies within its small-town intimacy. New businesses have been drawn to the area in recent years. The downtown Artist’s District has transformed the city into a regional cultural center, and the Peekskill Farmer’s Market ensures that the city is always a busy shopping center on the weekends. Excellent schools attract students of all ages. Residents have the benefit of commuter train and bus as well as a rich variety of recreational services that include acres of parkland, lakes, sports facilities, trails for hiking and biking, tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pools, facilities for ice-skating, and country clubs.