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
$100,000 Price Redux! Early American Style Home Impeccably Restored on 133 Acres

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
High Point Equestrian Estate & Retreat Center offers 126 acres, trails & yurts

Pattersonville, Schenectady County, New York

Buy It Now! We are paying 2.5 % to buyer's agent The High Point Equestrian Retreat Center is a beautiful ~126 acre facility located just 6 miles off the NY State Thruway, 10 minutes to Schenectady, 30 minutes to Albany and 40 minutes to Saratoga Springs. The farm is currently 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, agricultural farming and hemp. Beautiful, large, renovated farm home, 2 barns, (2) 30-foot yurts ( Colorado Yurt Co), 24 x 72 pavilion, 3-bath restroom facility, adorable get-away cabin overlooking the Adirondacks, 12 run-in shelters, ~90 acres of established pasture, water to all pastures and paddocks, electric to most pastures and all paddocks. Steal It For: $695,000 Email NanciBeyerl@gmail.com for additional photos. * Must be credit-qualified prior to touring The High Point.

Nanci Beyerl

126.00 ACRES

Hancock, Delaware County, New York

PRICE REDUCED, MUST SELL! New 30 x 64 horse barn with 12 ' ceilings and concrete floors throughout. 6 stalls, water, electric and storage for hay, tack room. 2 run in sheds for horses, 3 fenced pasture fields, pond. Excellent 3 bedroom, 2 bath home all on 35 level open and wooded acres with plenty of trails to ride those horses. 4 season heated porch with pine floors, dining area, updated kitchen with plenty of cabinets and all appls.including washer & dryer. Living room with vaulted ceilings and sliders to wrap around deck. 2 remodeled baths (one off of master bedroom) Enclosed summer porch. Vinyl siding, all new "Harvey"windows and 4 sets of sliding glass doors. Shed & detached 2 car garage. Only minutes from the Cannonsville Reservoir in gorgeous Upstate New York for fishing and boating fun.

Joanne McGibney , United Country Joanne McGibney Real Estate

35.00 ACRES
1400 SQ FT
Gorgeous updated 1812 home with 33+ acres, barns, riding ring, dressage area.

Lansing, Tompkins County, New York

Level, mostly open acres with some woods. Five (5) acres fenced pasture with 2 stall run-in shed. Fenced riding ring, dressage area all laid out. Well-defined trails throughout the property. Large barn is straight and true w/hand hewn beams and 4 stalls, office and storage. Pond. Just 10 miles from the Cornell Veterinary Equine Hospital.

Linda A Hirvonen , Warren Real Estate of Ithaca, Inc.

33.00 ACRES
3380 SQ FT

Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York

ATTENTION ALL EQUINE ENTHUSIASTS, STUNNING & METICULOUS 119 Acre Horse Farm, a 4 BDRM, 2 Bath Home with hardwood floors, SS appliances & Beautiful Views of the Mohawk Valley. Everything has been remodeled through the Home & Barns. These barns are literally the cleanest barns around with 15 matted horse stalls, including foaling stations, (barn could easily be converted for other livestock), operating barn cleaner, heated tack & feed rooms, a bathroom, all newer electrical & a hay loft that holds approximately 7000 bales of hay. Heated work shop w/an upstairs, 2 bay garage that can store 4 vehicles, 4 bay machine shed fits up to 4 hay wagons, several horse run-ins, hunting cabin on a foundation in the woods, 80 acres of hay ground, 20 acres of mature woods & 19 acres of fenced pastures.

Junell Pasquarelli , Junell Realty LLC

119.00 ACRES
1728 SQ FT
Milton House Farm - Only 1 hour from NYC and 45 minutes from Bergen County NJ

Warwick, Orange County, New York

Imagine the most perfect place for the horse enthusiast. Relax and enjoy the stunning views from your front porch…a place where you never want to leave. That magical place is the Milton House Farm. Being located only 50 minutes from New York City makes this Warwick, NY Farm a prime location. This magnificent property sits on 27.8 acres and boasts a 5,458 square foot meticulously kept Farm-House Colonial home with four bedrooms and three and a half baths with a gunite in-ground pool with a waterfall. The Barn consists of 2-11’ x 6’ tack rooms, custom tack boxes, indoor and outdoor wash stalls, horse treadmill, and outdoor wash stall, six 11’ x 14’ stalls and 6 – 12’ x 12’ stalls. Three separate stalls sheds: First with two 10’ x 12’ stalls; second has two 12’ x 12’ stalls, a small stone dust paddock turn out and 12’ x 12’ tack room with saddle and bridle racks. The third with a single quarantine stall and small storage on the side with a turn-out grass paddock All stalls are equipped with Nelson automatic horse water and electricity. Four large storage garages for hay, shavings and equipment storage. One 80’ x 110’ indoor riding arena with six glass garage doors for extra lighting and ventilation also with large wall mirrors. A 100’ x 200’ crowned outdoor arena with Travel Right Arena footing by Footing First. Four large grass turn out paddocks and two include field shelters, five smaller grass turn out paddocks. All grass turn-out paddocks are equipped with Nelson automatic horse water. Six 25’ x 25’ stone dust paddocks for medical or restricted turn out with water supply and electricity outlets for winter heating buckets. A luxury caretaker’s apartment can also be found onsite with 2 bedrooms, living room with high ceilings, dining room, screened-in porch, spacious kitchen, laundry room, car port and a 2-car garage. A good portion of the property is a hay field and the remainder are horse paddocks. Your search has ended at the Milton House Farm!

Jacqueline Morales , Christie's International Real Estate

27.80 ACRES
5458 SQ FT
Renovated Historic Farmhouse with Barns & Arena on 102 acres

Unadilla, Otsego County, New York

EXQUISITE farmhouse manor with abundant acreage. This RARE & historic 1860 Greek Revival Farmhouse is PERFECTLY situated on 102+ gorgeous & ACCESSIBLE acres. The property has been lovingly maintained by the current owners, only the 3rd in its entire history! The home has beautiful flow & plenty of character, yet tastefully updated for modern living. Home has been impeccably RENOVATED while maintaining original historic character with large rooms, original detailing, pristine WOOD FLOORS, SOARING ceilings & tall windows keeping it light & AIRY. Property highlights include a YEAR ROUND STREAM, perennial GARDENS, TRAILS throughout the woods, open & fenced tree-lined MEADOWS and over 40 acres of cultivated hay fields! A BONUS feature is the newer 134'x70' bright & light Indoor Riding ARENA - constructed for year round enjoyment! The VERY WELL MAINTAINED outbuildings include a 3-stall horse BARN with hay loft, a large garden/potting shed, the main barn for hay & equipment storage and a 3 bay shed. All barns & farm buildings have been carefully preserved. Covered, rocking chair PORCHES in the front and side of home offer extra outdoor living options. The hired hand SUITE of 2 rooms & bathroom are above the kitchen and offer PRIVATE GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS. A stone foundation with a DRY basement, the fully insulated attic space, a NEWER ROOF and replacement windows keep the home efficient year around. ENDLESS opportunities for this property..a PRIVATE country getaway, a wedding venue (IT'S THAT GORGEOUS), a utopia for HORSES, a hop farm, a self-sufficient HOMESTEAD, RETREAT center, or maybe you just want to make a life change to a SIMPLE country LIFE (been there, done that & I highly recommend it!). The LOCATION is fantastic..only 20 minutes from the hip town of Oneonta with its shops, breweries, restaurants, colleges, and huge performing arts center. Only 3 hours from NYC and 45 mins from COOPERSTOWN. This is the quintessential farmhouse setting, with an interior that could be out of a trendy magazine. Ideal for horses & equestrians. Catskill Country Living at it's Best!

Laura Krukowski , The Catskill Dream Team

102.00 ACRES
2500 SQ FT
Attention Horse Lovers or Gentleman Farmers

Hamlin, Monroe County, New York

This 11 acre horse farm is situated in the Town of Hamlin. You are close to Lake Ontario for boating , hiking, camping , and fishing activities. It is located in the Hilton School district which has a very high academic rating for those of you looking for a great school district. Close to the Hamlin Parkway and also not far from route 531 makes it possible to commute to down town Rochester in about 30 minutes. There are also many equestrian parks as close as 15-30 minutes away that you can trailer your horse to. The area has many farm markets and festivals and lots of other great activities.

Joyce Gavigan , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

11.30 ACRES
1632 SQ FT
Horse Lovers Delight in the Finger Lakes

Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York

Horse lovers delight; 15 acre farm with 10 horse stalls and electric fencing. Lovely updated home with 3 bedrooms 2 baths and a family room/den or make it a main floor master. Stylish custom kitchen with island and work station. Trail behind house goes up to open fields perfect to create more pasture or just enjoy distant view. additional 4 acre parcel available. Close to Ithaca and Cornell University

Judith Kirtland , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

15.20 ACRES
1872 SQ FT
Full Service Standardbred Training and Breeding Facility

Binghamton, Broome County, New York

Full Service Standard-bred Training and Breeding Facility 53 Acre Hilltop Farm offers privacy with breathtaking views Fabulous Custom Built Log Cabin Home.

Cynthia Bradley , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

53.30 ACRES
1900 SQ FT

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