Want that old city feel? Downtown Kingston is a
picturesque place to live.
Mark Marshall moved upstate to Kingston three years ago, drawn by
the former state capital's growing community of digital entrepreneurs,
waterfront charm and thriving arts scene.
"Tech was really starting to take off here," says the freelance
digital-media producer and musician, 47, who has lived in New York City
and Rockland County. "I had friends who had moved up here and said it
was beautiful. I liked the urban aspects, but five minutes out of town,
and you're driving through the mountains."
Marshall is among a growing number of New Yorkers involved in digital
media who are gravitating to Kingston, population 22,441, for the
industrial and artsy flavor of Brooklyn combined with the real estate
values of the boonies.