Amenia is a town in Dutchess County, New York. It is part of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown Metro Area. The name is derived from a Latin word that means "Pleasant to look at". It has a total area of 43.6 square miles. 43.3 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water. The town was settled in 1704, and incorporated in 1788.
Amenia Union, Leedsville, Sharon Station, Smithfield, South Amenia and Wassaic Creek are some of the communities in the town. Construction, administrative and support and waste management services, and public administration are the commercial activities in the town. It has a number of public as well as private schools. It also has a heliport, the Bel-Aire Farms Heliport. The closest hospital is Northern Dutchess Hospital, located 18 miles away in Rhinebeck. A number of buildings here are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The cost of living here is 23.00% higher than the country average.
The area gets 40 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 116. The amount of snowfall is about 48 inches annually.