About New York


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.


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
Upstate Horse Retreat

Oxford, Chenango County, New York

105 ac+/- horse farm with indoor arena. Secluded, Private, Pristine, Meticulous are not enough to describe this property. Located well off the quiet country road between Norwich and Binghamton, overlooking one of the two large ponds and views for miles. The indoor arena is 64 x 112 with a 34 x 84 attached stall barn with 9 box stalls, wash rack, heated tac room and lounge complete with full kitchen and full bath. 64 x 48 heated shop attached to the riding arena. Lots of hay storage above the barn and in the 24 x 50 Quonset hut building. Fenced paddocks, round pen and 100 x 200 metal paneled outdoor arena. The home is 3262 square feet with 3 bedrooms 3 full baths, including master suite, formal dining room, family room, pantry and much more. The home is heated by infloor and baseboard hot water run by either oil or outdoor wood furnace. 2 car detached heated garage, Large stone patio and covered front porch.

Kevin Jaquay , Eagle River Realty, LLC

105.00 ACRES
3262 SQ FT
Sprawling Equestrian Family Estate with private lake, magnificent views

Franklin, Delaware County, New York

Sprawling Equestrian Family Estate/personal enclave/multi-purpose landowner’s dream, less than 3 hours from NYC and 80 minutes from Saratoga! This stunning property was originally part of the John Lennon/Yoko Ono “Dreamstreet” project, and has been known as Dreamstreet ever since. It boasts 331 acres of incredible views, a professionally remodeled main house and a private, 14-acre spring-fed bass-filled lake with its own historic guest house overlooking a manicured lawn leading to a cantilevered dock, kayaks and paddleboats. 180 acres are fully cultivated ground; the remaining 150 are wooded with streams, hiking and horse trails throughout. Tranquility abounds as you hike or ride to the top of the hill to an ancient glade for infinite vistas of Delaware County, a hand-built labyrinth and original bluestone walls dating back hundreds of years. The property also includes a fully renovated horse barn with hayloft, a 3,000-square foot artist studio with a full plumbing and a gym, a complete dairy barn with a second hayloft, a 2,000-square foot professional, state of the art woodworking shop, a 4,000-square foot utility building with a heated repair shop and metal art studio. A complete line of agricultural equipment that has only been used for hobby is also available. Dreamstreet has been carefully and lovingly maintained by the same owner for over twenty-five years.

Robert Jacobs

331.00 ACRES
10000 SQ FT
"The Maples" Horse Property

Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York

“The Maples” is a beautiful farm built in 1855. Steeped in history & lore, it was once home to Don Cameron Shafer, author of “Smokefires in Schoharie” & then a famous B & B . A 4,420 sq ft grand home set on 12.2 picturesque acres. IG pool, stone patio, 3 verandas, enormous historic barn with 2 big stalls, a pond & bordering Schoharie Creek along entire one side yet sitting high enough not to flood. PERFECT EQUESTRIAN ESTATE with gorgeous pastures. 40 min to Albany, an hour to Hudson & 2.75 hours to NYC.

Raj Kumar , Select Sothebys International Realty

12.20 ACRES
4420 SQ FT
Picturesque horse property with outstanding investment opportunity!

Warwick, Orange County, New York

This 74+ acre parcel consists of a main portion - a farm dating back to 1890 with ~44 acres (designated open space), an approved 10 lot subdivision, and an ~11 acre hilltop lot that would be perfect for a mini farm or estate. Keep the 74+ acres as one large parcel – or not -- the hard work has been done! This property offers a unique opportunity to purchase a farm and capitalize on the built-in equity of an approved subdivision. The farm includes a renovated ~3000 sq.ft farmhouse, elegantly decorated with every modern comfort, an apartment and quest quarters, historic barn with 15 spacious stalls (high ceilings) and an expansive loft with mahogany hand hewn beams. There is also a workshop, machine shed, and a circa 19030’s garage comprised of unique stone and volcanic rock accents around the doorways. The property has rolling pastures, 36 acres of fenced turnout (wire mesh), 5 paddocks with running water underground automatic waters and electric underground to large run-in sheds. This property could be an amazing estate, family compound with multiple residences, equestrian subdivision, or equestrian facility – the possibilities are endless. Located just minutes from Warwick’s historic villages. Approved residential subdivision. Designed as a 10 lot development on a cul-de-sac, but fewer homes (3) may also be build on the 25+ acres. The subdivision is contiguous with a 36 acre horse farm that is designated open space. Fantastic location - just an hour from NYC. Only minutes from Warwick's charming and sophisticated villages.

Antoinette Caruso , Stone Wall Realty Group, LLC

0.00 ACRES
Private Luxury Equestrian Estate Muttontown N.Y.

East Norwich, Nassau County, New York

Spectacular 4 acres Private Setting . Property features 9 Stalls, Breeding Barn, 3 Turnouts . Riding Arena with Irrigation.

Janine Fakiris , Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

4.00 ACRES
Iconic Early American Style Home Impeccably Restored And Lovingly Cared For

Malone, Franklin County, New York

This iconic Early American-style home has been impeccably restored and lovingly cared for by the same family for decades. They traveled to many historic places for guidance before beginning restoration. Many will recognize classic architectural similarities from Winterthur, DE; Mount Vernon and Jamestown, VA; Sturbridge, MA; and Shelburne, VT. The connoisseur of Early American architecture will be impressed by their attention to detail. Situated on 133 mostly level acres, you will have plenty of room to roam. Dip your toes in the pond or feed the koi. Hunt the fields or ski the woodland paths. The gardener will love the raised vegetable beds, berry patches and heated shed for starting seedlings. The Master woodworker will be thrilled by the fully appointed workshop in the Carriage House, replete with half bath. The upstairs could easily be converted into living space for guests. There are meadows suited for horses. Walking paths crisscross the woods. They are especially enjoyable in winter when snow blankets the ground and x-country skiing seems to be the thing to do. Or ice skate on the pond which sits close to the home. Special sitting areas overlooking it afford idyllic views that change with the seasons. No light pollution here. Over the years the sellers have cultivated beautiful perennials in plots scattered around the grounds that are a delight to the senses. There are magnificent old oak trees, sugar maples, and sweet smelling lilacs and honeysuckle. Pear and cherry trees, heirloom apples, blackberries, and blueberries provide an ever changing bounty for your table. As nice as the grounds are, the home and Carriage House are the main attraction. The original brick house is circa 1840. The addition was added in 1989 after years of planning. The owners essentially rebuilt everything. They took great pains to replicate the style and craftsmanship they discovered in their travels- even down to the same square-style nails used in the original build. The walls were removed and the home and attic were insulated to modern standards so heating, even in winter, is surprisingly affordable. There are four bedrooms. The Master Suite is in the newer section of the home and is private from the rest of the house. It features wide cherry floorboards, a wonderful Rumford fireplace, en suite bath with white marble floors and walls, a jetted steeping tub and an oversized shower. The other three bedrooms all have either Cherry or wide pine flooring and share a full bath that has rare marble flooring called Vermont Verde. The main living area is the real charmer. It has plenty of spaces to find quiet comfort and even solitude if that is what you want. In one of the living rooms is an antique wood stove (patented in 1844) that is as functional as it is beautiful. At the other end of the house is another living room which features another Rumford fireplace. The country kitchen features butcher block style counter tops and a center island handy for food prep and extra storage. It is just off of the dining area so it's a cinch to prepare meals while still being able to interact with your guests. From here you can gaze out over the flowers and gardens to the pond and watch the native wildlife. There are two basements: one under the original part of the home and another under the new. Both are nicely finished, one with a half bath. The owner uses it for her sewing room but it is suitable for living space or storage. There is even a Bilco door to the outside for bringing in those larger items normally stored indoors in winter months. The Carriage House features a huge amount of storage space and a half bath, but the gem is the woodworking shop. It really has to be seen to be appreciated. Upstairs could be finished off as additional living space for family or friends. This is truly a home where you can build your own family traditions and lasting memories. See more beautiful photos of this heirloom property at www.SelectSothebysRealty,com.

Robert Martin , Select Sotheby's International Realty

133.00 ACRES
2760 SQ FT
Ride 365 Days a Year in Upstate New York Heated Riding Arena on 14+ Fenced Acres

Norwich, Chenango County, New York

Incredible value for a horse farm! Have a passionate equestrian in the family? Ride 365 days a year on this 14+-acre, fenced, horse farm with a 75,000 sq. ft., 6-stall barn and heated, 75'x50' indoor arena with feed, water and hay room. The completely refinished and enlarged, three bedroom, two full bath residence features hardwood oak and parquet floors, huge picture and palladium windows bathe the interior with natural light. Custom dining room built-ins include Cherry bookshelves, bench seat and curio cabinet. A gas-fired fireplace warms the sun-splashed living room. The eat-in kitchen has a sweeping 2-story roofline to the second-floor foyer lit by a huge palladium window over a wall of windows and French door to outside deck and patio. the kitchen features KraftMaid® cabinets, full and second prep sinks, Stainless GE® gas range, stainless Bosch® dishwasher and KitchenAid® stainless side-by-side refrigerator (negotiable).

James Michalowski, GRI , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Sidney, NY

14.58 ACRES
1617 SQ FT
"SUN E HILL" 54 ACRE New York Horse Farm

Champlain, Clinton County, New York

Location, Location, Location..!!! This million dollar property is located three minutes from the U.S./Quebec border, 45 minutes to downtown Montreal, 1 hour to Burlington, Vermont and 90 minutes to all Lake Placid venues.

Beverly Grace , Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates

54.00 ACRES
1360 SQ FT

Binghamton, Broome County, New York

This is currently a nicely run equestrian farm! There is not a home on the property and there is a spot that has been prepared for one! It is nice and flat and ready to build on . The barn is a newer built barn (2001) and it was built with comfort and quality in mind. The stables are built with nice Southern Yellow Pinewood. Each oversized stall (15) is 12x12 and matted. Each stall has an overhead light and its own electric outlet. There is a double stall for a mare and foal. There are TWO groom stalls, TWO tack rooms, a viewing lounge, locked storage rooms, utility room, feed room, office space. The second floor is hay storage. There is hot/cold running water. The bathrooms are plumbed and not completed. Barn is insulated!

Patricia Ellis , Warren Real Estate

19.92 ACRES
20000 SQ FT
Beautiful Upstate New York Horse Farm

Constableville, Lewis County, New York

When you arrive at this bucolic Upstate New York horse farm, you are immediately taken to another world much quieter and simpler. Set on 200 lush and veritable acres, this equestrian property has a farmhouse built in 1856 with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a 16’x35′ Master Bedroom w balcony overlooking 1st floor, large 16’x56′ screened porch, and a large eat-in kitchen. There is also a 2 car garage, a 2 stall Stallion Barn, Indoor Riding Arena, 48’x125′ Stall Barn, 60’x100′ Hay Barn, Paddock area w 5 run-in sheds, high grade fencing, 90 acre woodlot w income, existing horse boarding clientele, and riding programs in place. Being sold as an operating business and residential farm, with equipment negotiable separately. The property is of varied topography, with a mountain, stream, pond, wooded areas, meadows and open fields. The character is one of natural beauty and diversity, with and abundance of native flora and fauna to this region of the world. The property is accessible by state highway, conveniently less than an hour from Utica, NY, just over an hour to Syracuse and a major airport and train station, ten minutes from the NYS Horse Trail system, and less than 2 hours to Saratoga Springs and horse country. With the enhanced New York State Superfund program in place, New York has become more and more attractive to base horse farm operations out of, and this property qualifies and fits the criteria. This marks a rare and wonderful opportunity to take over this well kept and established Upstate New York horse farm. To learn more about how this beautiful country farm property can be yours, and to schedule a private tour please contact The Keir Weimer Team today! MLS# 153493

Keir Weimer , Select Sotheby's International Realty

200.00 ACRES
2360 SQ FT

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