The safety of Marist’s campus aligns with Poughkeepsie’s average; it’s not a particularly dangerous area, but I wouldn’t recommend walking alone late at night either. If you are hoping to live in one of the city’s safest neighborhoods when you move off-campus, I suggest looking at Poughkeepsie’s eastern neighborhoods. Titusville, Noxon, and Freedom Plains (all in East Poughkeepsie) have the three lowest crime rates, according to annual crime reports. You will have a longer commute if you live in these neighborhoods, but the low crime rates might be worth it to you. Poughkeepsie’s rentals are a bit on the expensive side, but if you look at where they’re located in terms of price, the further away you get from downtown Poughkeepsie the less expensive the rent is. Unfortunately, this also decreases the number of apartments you’ll be able to choose from. If you live closer to downtown, you will probably have to pay anywhere from $750-$1000 per month for a one bedroom rental, and $1000-$1300 for a two bedroom. If you don’t mind commuting, nearby Hyde Park, Clintondale, and Marlboro have cheaper rental prices, on average, than Poughkeepsie.
We currently have apartments near Marist College available for rent. If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.