About New York

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It is the nation's third populous state and ranks as the 27th largest state by size.

New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City, with a population of over 8,000,000 people, is the most populous city in the United States. Both state and city were named for the 17th

century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII from England and Scotland.

In contrast with New York's urban atmosphere, the vast majority of the state is dominated by farms, forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York's Adirondack Park is the largest state park in the United States. It is larger than the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic National Parks combined. New York established the first state park in the United States at Niagara Falls in 1885. Today the state has 178 State Parks.

Upstate New York and Downstate New York are often used informally to distinguish New York City or its greater metropolitan area from the rest of New York state. The placement of a boundary between the two is a matter of great contention. Unofficial and loosely defined regions of Upstate New York include the Southern Tier which often includes the counties along the border with Pennsylvania, and the North Country which can mean anything from the strip along the Canadian border to everything north of the Mohawk River.

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Weather in New York is heavily influenced by two continental air masses: a warm, humid one from the southwest and a cold, dry one from the northwest.

The winters are long and cold in the Plateau Divisions of the state. The summer climate is cool in the Adirondacks, Catskills and higher elevations of the Southern Plateau.

The New York City / Long Island area and lower portions of the Hudson Valley have rather warm summers by comparison, with some periods of high, uncomfortable humidity. The remainder of New York State enjoys pleasantly warm summers, marred by only occasional, brief intervals of sultry conditions.

The New York horse industry is valued at $1.4 billion. The national industry has a $2.4 billion impact on the New York economy when the multiplier effect of spending by industry suppliers and employees is taken into account. 152,000 New Yorkers are part of the equine life inNew York, either as horse owners, service providers, employees or volunteers. The New York horse industry directly provides 12,700 full-time (FTE) jobs. Spending by suppliers and employees (in New York and other states) generates additional jobs in New York for a total employment impact of 35,200. Over 70% of the 202,000 horses in New York are involved in showing and recreation.

 
  Explore New York in Numbers:
img Horse Population: Over 202,000 horses
img Total Economic Impact: $ 2.4 billion
img Population: 19,254,630
img Land area: 47,214 sq. miles
img Capital: Albany
img Counties: 62
img Highest Point :Mt Marcy: 5,344 feet
img Lowest Point: Atlantic Coast
img Geographic Center : In Madison Co., at Oneida
img 10 largest Cities :
 
 
  • New York: 8,143,197
  • Buffalo: 279,745
  • Rochester: 211,091
  • Yonkers: 196,425
  • Syracuse: 141,683
 
  • Albany: 93,523
  • New Rochelle: 72,967
  • Mount Vernon: 67,924
  • Schenectady: 61,280
  • Utica: 59,336
 
 
$1,500,000
Luxury Ranch on 100+ acres with 10 stalls and indoor riding arena

Phoenix, Oswego County, New York


Riverside Ranch is a spectacular 100+ acre property with a 1700 sq. ft. home attached to a 10 stall barn with 150'x72' indoor arena. There are 2 Pine fenced paddocks of 15-20 acres each in addition to 30 acre hayfield. The main structure was built by Amish builder Sylvan Stoltzfus and the craftsmanship is impeccable. Custom wood beam trusses are focal points for this space. Commercial appliances in kitchen include Wolfe and Sub-Zero brands. King size bedroom and office in loft. Barn boasts 14'x14' & 12'x14' stalls, 2 wash bays with infrared heaters, custom racks in the tack room, and separate maintenance/utility room. Arena has mason sand footing with angled kickboards, 4 sliding windows and extra large sliding doors. Hay loft above stalls holds 2,000+ square bales enabling hay to be dropped directly into each stall. There's just too much to list, call today!

Jason Yagan , Kirnan Real Estate, Inc.

102.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
18300 SQ FT
 
$7,275,000
State of the art horse farm with mountain views and 50 miles North of NYC

Brewster, Putnam County, New York


State of the art property that is truly move in ready. Settled on a little less than 52 acres, this property has all that you are looking for. With a 4200 sqft home, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and wrap around porch 2 sets of grooms quarters, one of which is a studio apartment above the two car garage Second grooms quarters is a 3 bedroom home with garage, laundry, utilities etc. Mountain views that are truly breath taking

Merita Nezaj , Bajraktari Realty Group LLC

51.84 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4200 SQ FT
 
$542,000
Turn - Key Horse Farm & Training Center Operation on 12 Acres

Pattersonville, Schenectady County, New York


• Main barn features a 60 x 80 indoor arena attached to a stable with 20 stalls. Electric service and frost-­free hydrants accommodate all areas in this stable. Most of this building was re-­ built in 2009. • Second indoor arena and hay storage is 60 x 120 offering an ideal riding or training area and storage for both round and square bales of hay for winter feed. This stable has a fenced turnout attached to the barn, for use as a very large run-­in shelter. The horses and caregivers love this space year round. It has two windowed walls offering sunlight and air flow. • Third indoor area is a 40 x 60 barn that is an ideal open area stable. Used for donkeys now, it is one of the best stable options on the farm -­ and with no stalls, costs for care are reduced. Easy to maintain. It also has road frontage, electric service and water at 2 locations, it can easily be converted into a garage, shop or stable with stalls. It also has a paddock turn-­out. Round pens, run-­in sheds and paddocks • Offered in 6 locations, all with water and electric. Cabins (can be optionally purchased) • (2) One-­bedroom cabins are fully equipped to offer options for office space or rental of cabins.

Christine Frith , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

12.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2556 SQ FT
 
$598,000
Live “On Top of the World” with best views in the area! 126 - acre Equine Facility

Pattersonville, Schenectady County, New York


Live “On Top of the World” with best views in the area! Currently utilized as a Retreat Center, this 126-acre farm is operated as an equine facility and retreat center where guests enjoy equine-guided retreats, hiking, concerts, weddings, team-building, trail rides and other nature and health and wellness-based activities. It has endless agricultural possibilities, including hay, grazing, farming, etc. Or Build your dream home while living in current house.

Christine Frith , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

126.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1905 SQ FT
 
$1,300,000
Luxury Resort in the Finger Lakes Region

Addison, Steuben County, New York


unique family compound located in the heart of Steuben county. Finger Lakes, nascar, hunting, fishing and so much more. Consisting of 3 exquisite homes, all connected by a covered boardwalk leading to a centralized screened indoor/outdoor meeting area. Walk out to the 40x60 inground pool area with 2 full baths.

Dean VanSkiver , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

100.00 ACRES
13 BEDROOMS
10 BATHROOMS
6783 SQ FT
 
$459,000
FABULOUS LOG HOME

Lyons Falls, Lewis County, New York


FABULOUS LOG HOME - located only 12.3 miles from the renowned OTTER CREEK HORSE TRAILS in Upstate New York, surrounded by 34 acres with views and 1,400+ feet on Black River. Great room with fireplace and upscale kitchen, 2 bedrooms, loft, 2 baths and entry. Finished basement offers lots of fun with bar and entertainment area. Amenities and upgrades include Munchkin boiler or outdoor wood boiler, ICF foundation, air conditioned, generator, and whirlpool tub. Enjoy the 3 bay log garage with heat, set up for 1/2 bath, and large 2nd floor room currently used for overflow sleeping. RV hook-ups for 2, snowmobile and ATV trail access, Snow Ridge Ski Area 11 miles away.

David Dunn , Herron Realty

34.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2634 SQ FT
 
$469,000
Custom Built Home On Private Lot

Akron, Erie County, New York


Welcome to 6289 Utley Road; Custom built by David Homes in top-rated Clarence School District, this 3,444 sqft colonial is setback 300’ on 6 acres, boasts a 3.5 car garage & 24X32 outbuilding w/poured floor & electric! Your two-story foyer opens into the office with french doors and leads to the oversized kitchen with newer stainless appliances. The great room with gas fireplace will surely fit your furniture. Loads of light pours in through the morning room that leads to the two-tiered composite deck overlooking the pool & firepit area! The formal dining & living room are prefect for entertaining. Upstairs features a 500sqft master suite with sitting area, his & her walk-in closets, & glamour bath with soaking tub & oversized shower. The other 3 bedrooms are a great size, and the second full bath has a double vanity! Loads of storage, 9’ basement ceilings, new water heater, private lot, & more! Built in 2002, this property is nearly impossible to reproduce for the money!

Dana David , Howard Hanna

5.90 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3444 SQ FT
 
$299,900
Gorgeous Performance Arena, Indoor Seating Area, 20 Acres in Franklinville, NY

Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, New York


The sale includes parcels 39.004-2-3.11 and 39.004-2-1.2. This operating show barn has scenic views as well as great business opportunities. With a large indoor arena with a heated viewing area for spectators and a heated office with a bathroom, two fenced-in riding areas, and 30 horse stalls, you can get your equestrian dreams going immediately. With relatively new construction built in 1994, the barns have metal roofs to keep maintenance to a minimum. The facilities are in excellent condition and are currently in operation. Call for more information today!

Paul Pezzimenti , Howard Hanna Professionals

18.95 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
7615 SQ FT
 
$629,000
The Perfect Balance of Horse and Home

Pine Bush, Ulster County, New York


Dreaming of owning your own horse property? Find the perfect balance of horse and home with scenic views. The custom 40X24 horse barn features three 12X12 matted stalls with gated windows, tack room and indoor water pump. A three stall run-in shed is located nearby. Three large paddocks, surrounded by 3-board fencing, are bordered by a delightful stream. The spacious 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial home, situated on 4 plus acres, offers Kempas floors, a roomy pantry, generous closet space, two working fireplaces and vaulted ceiling in the dining room and master bedroom. Includes central air, security system, whole house Generac generator, water filtration system and two car attached garage. A side deck, patio and two upper decks connected to a 24 ft. round, above ground pool, encircled by a deck, extend entertainment outdoors for family and friends. Riding trails are minutes away at Jukas Stables, Highland Lakes State Park and Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Visit nearby Christopher Jacobs Winery, Baldwin Winery, Angry Orchard and the Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve, featuring spectacular views and miles of trails.

Kathleen Muldoon & Heidi Wagner , Better Homes and Garden/Rand Realty

4.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2926 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Secluded equestrian estate with contemporary home, on 96 acres.

Kingston, Ulster County, New York


This property is comprised of a large horse barn with 12 stalls, a kitchen, 1/2 bath, 2 offices, and a hay loft. It has 9 paddocks, each with it's own run-in shelter, and several unfenced fields and wooded trails for riding. There are two outdoor riding rings; one large outdoor and a round pen. There are beautiful mountain and valley views from several different locations on the property.

Mary Bono , Mary A. Bono Real Estate

95.87 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3456 SQ FT

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