U.S. Military Academy at West Point Army Base

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Provost Marshal and Military Police, Religious Program Support, Keller Army Community Hospital, the West Point Dental Activity, the USMA Band, Directorate of Human Resources (DHR)
622 Swift Road, West Point, NY 10996

Weather/Climate
In West Point, the summers are warm and wet, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 83°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 90°F.

 

The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 83°F and low of 64°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 35°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from April 10 to August 22, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on August 3. The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from August 22 to April 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on January 29.

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Cost of Living
The cost of living in West Point, NY is 54% higher than the average in New York and it is 83% higher than the national average. The cost of living index is made up of the following categories: transportation 9%, utilities 10%, goods and services 33%, housing 30%, groceries 13%, and health care 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general costs of goods in a particular city. In West Point, NY goods and services are 11% higher than the average in New York and are 22% higher than the nationwide average.
Getting to Know the Area

The United States Military Academy at West Point is located in Orange County, New York.  The county is rich in historical and cultural attractions, as well as modern amenities. In addition to sweeping landscapes, open skies and peaceful natural settings, there are archeological sites, museums and parks.  There are also many outdoor activities to enjoy, including fishing, golfing, horseback riding and camping.  There are also shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities to explore, as well as annual events and festivals celebrate everything from apples to Oktoberfest.

 
Some points of interest include Splashdown Beach, Bear Mountain, Storm King State Park, Mount Peter Ski Area, Sterling Forest State Park, Castle Fun Center, Angry Orchard, and Lake Tiorati.

Events

Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

PurchaseTix
Orange County
Orange County Oktoberfest
Orange County Fair