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
The Perfect Country Getaway, 1 Hour from NYC! Barn, Horse Paddock and Stables!

Putnam Valley, Putnam County, New York

Located in the town of Putnam Valley, is your opportunity to enjoy the quintessential country retreat, perfect for idyllic summer and weekend getaways from New York City. This private upstate residence which was originally built in the late nineteenth century and has since been lovingly restored, features original hand hewn wooden beams and two fireplaces. The property is separated into three individual structures, comprised of a main house, a two car garage with a studio apartment above and a fully finished barn which could double as a guest house or lounge area along with 56 private acres. The property makes use of it's serene surroundings, from the front iron gates with a stunning waterfall and stream running through the length of the property, to the gorgeously maintained landscaped grounds and generous zen garden, as well as the gracious stone patio perfect for enjoying summer barbecues which also incorporates a hand built brick oven and smoker. The property further continues to amaze with the modern day amenities that only a property of this magnitude can offer, including the horse pasture, as well as the lap pool, bocce ball and tennis court. The main house, which has been completely renovated, encompasses two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom and an elegant, large and stately study that could be easily reconfigured as an additional bedroom. As guests enter through the mud room, the first floor greets them with a marvelous open floor plan dining room and kitchen, both of which feature new hardwood flooring with accented inlays. The well appointed kitchen integrates top of the line stainless steel appliances, custom made cabinetry and marble countertops. The living room utilizes floor to ceiling windows, a wood burning stone fireplace and wide plank hardwood flooring, which provides for a warm, friendly and open feel perfect for entertaining. A fully equipped bar is situated within the living room as well. The second floor contains the master bedroom, study and fully updated master bathroom with a deep soaking whirlpool tub and standalone shower. This is followed by the third floor which is comprised of the second bedroom and completely renovated full bathroom. Additionally, the laundry room is located on the first floor as well. This arrangement allows for the perfect entertaining, relaxing and sleeping environment, all within the confines of the main house. The two car garage, which is easily accessible to and from the main house via a stone pathway, will fit two full size vehicles and has been completely modernized with motorized barn style garage doors, electric and workshop lighting. A generously sized studio apartment is located above, replete with it's own kitchenette and full bathroom. The apartment is perfect for both short term and long term guests alike or could be rented separately to provide passive income. Past the well manicured landscaped grounds and pool is a magnificent, fully finished barn that includes a full bathroom, kitchenette and an additional bedroom. The barn, which ideally serves as a guest house and lounge area, provides for a charming feel as it accommodates use of the original hand hewn beams, wide plank floors and track lighting. In addition, the barn features sliding doors that could be opened in order to bring sunlight and warm air in during the spring, summer and fall days, as well as a wood burning stove in order to keep warm during the cold winter nights. A large balcony is integrated off of the bedroom, which could also be repurposed as a home office or library. On the ground floor, the barn retains the original horse stables with easy access to the horse pasture. Putnam Valley is situated within less than a one hour drive from Midtown Manhattan via the Taconic State Parkway, and is also easily accessible via the Metro North railroad from the Poughkeepsie train station. The property is the ideal weekend or summer retreat and may accommodate a variety of uses including, but not limited to fishing, horseback riding, wine tasting, and camping. The property may also be used as a bed and breakfast.

David Sokolowski , Nest Seekers International

56.72 ACRES
3199 SQ FT
Premier Equestrian Estate at the Gateway to the Hamptons

Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York

A premier equestrian facility, Willow Tree Farm sited on 21.5 +/- acres of bucolic farmland is conveniently located in the heart of the North Fork with a 360 degree view of pristine farmland and surrounding vineyards. Located minutes from organic vegetable farms, nurseries, orchards, vineyards and more. This is a true picturesque farm with a world class, top of the line equestrian complex built to satisfy the Grand Prix athlete, whether Dressage or Hunter Jumper, sparing no expense. The property is comprised of two separate lots, one a 17-acre horse farm with a 78'x185' indoor riding arena. The property includes three (3) separate wells, and generator hook up (a 15hp well will fill up 1,000 gal. of water in less than 5 minutes, which can irrigate the entire property). The entire property has been excavated with top soil removed and re-sorted with sand to enable the use of large tractor/trucks during daily work and preventing the hassle of mud. There is plenty of convenient parking for boarders and room to spare.

John P. Vitello , Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons

21.50 ACRES
3000 SQ FT

Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York

NEW & AFFORDABLE PRICE! Beautiful & Spacious Sun-drenched Hilltop property offered at $345,000. Located in Montour Falls in the popular & scenic Finger Lakes (NY) Region between Ithaca (Cornell University) and Corning NY, high above Seneca Lake with skyscape/ hilltop views. Country setting but close to town. Cornell University Equine Park & Veterinary Services in nearby Ithaca for all your horse needs. (Local horse vet services also available). All pasture land used for haying. Plenty of room for your barn, riding ring & trails. On quiet country road with another 85- acre horse property directly across road. Appropriate horse signage in place on road. (NYS Agricultural District tax exemptions/incentives apply, if desired. Reasonable taxes based on 2018 Property Tax Assessment). Comfortable, bright, airy 3BD/2.5BA 2009-built ranch home with designer kitchen features, large master bedroom ensuite, great room with double sliders to 35' deck overlooking gently rolling hills near Seneca Lake, hardwood maple floors throughout, and full walk-out basement w/ARXX energy-saving insulation. HVAC (PAID-IN-FULL HVAC SERVICE CONTRACT CONVEYS TO NEW OWNER). Home has satellite dishes installed for Cable TV & Internet. See photos and video! Close to shopping, services, & recreation. CALL SELLER/OWNER DIRECTLY FOR PROFESSIONAL SHOWING (607-546-4508). All required legal documentation on file with seller's attorney. Required Home Inspection completed. NO HIDDEN FEES. VALUE-PRICED for immediate sale.

Ernest Norman Hingkeldey

36.90 ACRES
1900 SQ FT
Adirondack , very private 30 acres w / own pond 45 min from Saratoga Springs NY

Hartford, Washington County, New York

Water front, breathtaking views ,very private, peaceful, manmade private 3AC pond with pre-filtrating system, situated in the small hollow on 3 lots totaling 30,14 acres meticulously maintained Adirondack property. Stick built in 1993 ranch- 3bed/1bath, 2240sqft, fully finished basement, 2car garage, big deck. There is a pole barn, chicken coop, 60x120 indoor arena also. There are many possibilities for utilizing the property. The outdoor lovers can find skiing, skating, hunting, fishing(bass in the pond), kayaking, swimming, farming, gardening on the property . YOU MUST SEE THIS PIECE OF PARADISE

Yuliya Palkina , BHHSBlake Realtors

30.14 ACRES
2240 SQ FT
82 Acre Turn - Key Horse Farm in Finger Lakes

Freeville, Tompkins County, New York

Calling all equine enthusiasts! This turn-key horse farm situated on 82 acres of scenic property in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Gorgeous viewing room above the indoor arena could be used for events; the arena provides for year-round riding & lesson capability. Main barn consists of 7 stalls, tack rooms, 2 bonus stalls, & hay storage above. Smaller barn has 4 stalls & farrier stall. All pastures & barns have electricity & water. Approx 30 acres of pasture, rest wooded trails. Also included is a 3 BR, 2 bath, 1,800 sq ft residence, as well as tractor & other equipment.

Melissa Skodzinsky , Warren Real Estate

82.41 ACRES
1788 SQ FT
Turn Key Equine Farm w / Expanded Private Raised Ranch on almost 3 acres

Mayfield, Fulton County, New York

Boasting over 2,300 SqFt, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is everything you have waited for. 2 Car garage, den with loads of natural light and 3 fireplaces for ultimate warmth! Newer windows, roof, deck, kitchen and gutters! 5 stalls spread over 2 barns with a 3rd barn for hay. Green paddock and well sized outdoor arena. Come make this your new home today!

Monika Cronin , Julie Co Realty LLC

2.90 ACRES
2374 SQ FT
Finger Lakes property on 67+ acres with home built in 2005

Locke, Cayuga County, New York

Come see this gorgeous property nestled on 67+ private acres. This beautiful 4 bed, 3 bath, 2700+ sq. ft. home was built in 2005 with vaulted ceilings and in-floor radiant heat. Stocked pond and direct access to the Owasco inlet for fishing and your own quaint and secluded cabin is a short hike away. Huge 32 x 48 heated garage/workshop for all your storage needs. Fantastic property for farming, equestrian, hunting, etc. STOL grass strip provides a smaller aircraft room for short take off and landings. Owners just installed high-speed internet equipment for high quality access

Graydon Locey , Select Sotheby's International Realty

67.60 ACRES
2704 SQ FT
Spectacular equestrian estate in the heart of Slingerlands on 7 acres!

Slingerlands, Albany County, New York

Perfect facility for training your client’s horses! Private setting within 30 minutes of the NYS Thruway, Adirondack Northway and Albany International Airport. This Beautiful Home has 4 bedrooms 2 full and 2 half baths making it ideal for overnight clinics or visiting clients. Spectacular equestrian estate in the heart of Slingerlands on 7 acres. Pristine home with updated kitchen and baths. New granite, subzero refrigerator, built in window seat and brick accent wall. Built in bookshelves, hardwood floors, crown molding and gas Fireplace. Cedar sunroom with vaulted ceiling and wine cellar in lower level! Beautifully landscaped with sunrise and sunset views along with large stocked pond and fountain. Newly built 70x144 riding arena and 5-stall barn with windows. Heated tack room and 2 run in sheds. Inground pool, outdoor sound system, gas fire pit and paved patio.

Aubrey Guri , Howard Hanna-Aubrey Guri Team

7.00 ACRES
4400 SQ FT
Hickory Hill Farms - Equestrian facility

Oneonta, Otsego County, New York

91 Acres with a large nearly 2 acre pond in a beautiful rural setting. Beautiful home built in 1970 with 1985 addition and a 3 bedroom apartment over the garage.

Tom Tillapaugh , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

91.13 ACRES
3300 SQ FT
Country Property with 15 acres

Byron, Genesee County, New York

2400+ square foot home in a park like setting. Split level home with remodeled eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 4th bedroom currently used as office, 1 1/2 bath, living room, family room, dining room, laundry, pantry, mud room, and three season room. 1990 24'x40' Morton building with electric, water, concrete floor, box stall, walk thru door and 2 sliding doors. 10x12' storage shed. Property backs up to Black Creek. Property features tree shaded lawn, open grass land, and woods. Great hunting! Perfect property for livestock! Shared driveway with well defined agreement.

David Kent , William Kent, Inc

15.40 ACRES
2400 SQ FT

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