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
Two Horse Property in Wallkill NY School District. 3 Bedroom 3 bath Raised Ranch

Wallkill, Ulster County, New York

Charming Raised Ranch in the Wallkill School District. 4.4 acre property with 1 acre fenced and 2 stall Horse barn with 13 hay bail storage. Additional 12x17 out building. 1988 home with new kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, guest room/office and finished family room with wood burning insert.

Christina Fern , Better Homes & Gardes Rand Realty

4.40 ACRES
2050 SQ FT
Upstate Horse Retreat

Oxford, Chenango County, New York

105 ac+/- horse farm with indoor arena and marketable timber. 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 , KW Upstate NY Properties

105.00 ACRES
3262 SQ FT
Equestrian estate near New Paltz State University and HITS is just up the road

Highland, Ulster County, New York

Off the main road with a Catalpa Tree grove lining the entrance promenade to this stately country home. Though not used as an office for several years the building is in good condition and ready to be placed into use again as a residence.

Sherret Chase , Select Sotheby's International Realty

63.00 ACRES
2880 SQ FT
Expansive view of Overlook Mountain above Woodstock, NY with 66 acres on stream

Saugerties, Ulster County, New York

Within just a few miles of HITS in Saugerties, this is said to be, “the most beautiful large parcel less than 10 minutes to either Woodstock or Saugerties villages. 66.8 acres with great privacy with excellent access to the region’s skiing and the music and arts community of Woodstock.” Magnificent panoramic view upwards to the high rolling eastern walls of Overlook Mountain seen below across an expansive pastoral meadow with a trout stream and beaver ponds and forest in the background. There is no other large tract like this with such peaceful unencumbered views of the high mountains and it is just outside of Woodstock and Saugerties. HITS on-the-Hudson is just minutes away in Saugerties and this property would be an excellent horse farm with enough room for barns, riding rings and stables. Sherret E. Chase Associate Real Estate Broker m. 845.380.2831 o. 518.580.8500 sherret.chase@sothebysrealty.com sherretchase.selectsothebysrealty.com

Sherret Chase , Select Sotheby's International Realty

66.00 ACRES
Horse property in Broome County. 2S Barn built in 1989 & big ranch style home!

Binghamton, Broome County, New York

Spacious home set 300 ft from the road with a winding tree lined driveway. Ranch home with a gorgeous addition. Out back there is a hard dirt road to the barn, pond and additional land.

Patricia Ellis , Warren Real Estate

14.26 ACRES
3007 SQ FT
Beautiful Horse Farm with Extra Large Pond

Walton, Delaware County, New York

Unbelievable contemporary home tucked away off a town maintained road with seclusion and privacy on almost 30 acres of premium property. Set up for horse farm, there is a 40 x 60 barn with 4 stalls, water and electric and room for tractors. 2 additional sheds and fenced in for grazing.

Jacqlene Rose , Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties

29.70 ACRES
2736 SQ FT
Beautiful Equestrian property just 12 minutes south of Syracuse

LaFayette, Onondaga County, New York

This amazing equestrian property comes with an incredibly energy efficient 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath brick Colonial/Transitional style home. A super opportunity to bring your horses home and ride year round with both indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Excellent income potential for boarding business.

Mary Bill , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

10.28 ACRES
3692 SQ FT

Barneveld, Herkimer County, New York

HISTORIC TRENTON FALLS ESTATE ON 5 MANICURED ACRES, Also offers a large 2 level 5,000 Sq/Ft. BARN with HORSE STABLES! This historic 3,252 Sq/Ft + 4 bedroom home offers it all….quality updates & architectural detail, spacious kitchen, bright & cozy sunroom, well-appointed formal spaces throughout, massive sunlit filled formal living room, home office, dramatic master suite with sitting room & master bath, separate private guest suite. Set amongst an area of exclusive homes and privacy this stunning stone lined property overlooks a private golf course, tennis court. BARN used previously as an art gallery and to host events! Just minutes from the Adirondack Park, snowmobile trails & year-round recreation activities, truly a unique a find. Owner List Of Improvements & Highlights....... Interior New windows throughout house: ~50 (except 1 in kitchen/patio side) (2008-2015) New LR fireplace insert w/ 2 speed fan (2008) New interior outlets & switches (2009) New insulation in garage ceiling (2009) New garage ceiling (2009) New interior French doors in DR & LR to manage heat (2009 & 2010) New speaker wiring (2010) Re-plumbed & insulated washing machine lines in foyer to prevent freezing (2010) New insulation in attic, basement, passageways, btwn garage & foyer (2010) & foyer (2014) New kitchen appliances & upgrades • New doors: driveway side internal & external (2008) & external patioside (2015) • New Bosch washer & dryer (2009) • Window (driveway side) (2010) • New built-in KitchenAid refrigerator (2010) • New 48in JennAir cooktop (w/newly installed propane system) (2010) • New built-in wall oven (2013) • New built-in microwave (2013) • New dishwasher (2015) • New drop lights (2015) • Floors refinished (2015) • Counters refinished (2015) • New trash & recycling bin (2015) • Paint: walls (2012) & ceiling (2015) • New sink, faucet, drain board, & backsplash (2015) • New built-in refrigerator casing w/ shelves (2015) New insulated garage door w/remote openers (2011) New upstairs BA renovation: fixtures (toilet & sink), paint, tiles (2013) New Foyer renovation: floor, paint, insulation, drywall, & closet doors (2014) New tankless, on-demand, propane water heater (2014) New 95% efficient propane furnace w/new programmable thermostat (2014) New first floor BA renovated: fixtures (toilet, sink, shower), tiles, plumbing, & paint (2014) New Master BR floors (solid wood) (2015) Guest BR floors newly refinished (2015) New paint in DR (2015) New paint in LR (2015) New Master BA renovation: fixtures (toilet, faucets), floor tiles, paint, regrout (2015 & 2016) Exterior New landscape lighting, front & back (2010) New outside faucets, front & back (2010) New electrical outlets, front & back (2010) New brick patio (2010) New tennis court posts & net (2011) New patio steps & railings (2013) New patio pergola (2013) New driveway light (2013) New paint entire exterior of house, (2014-2015) New seemless gutters all around w/some gutter helmets; lifetime guaranteed (2014) New insulated storm doors (2014) New roof on tennis court pavilion (2015) New paint, tennis court pavilion (2015) New landscaping in front (2015) Heat tape placed on metal roof to melt snow (2015) New walkway in front of garage (2015) New columns in front of garage (2016) Repaired clapboard siding near front elec meter (2016) New Bilco Door (2016) UNIQUE FEATURES • Only house on a private golf course (memberships available) • Private tennis court & pavillion • ~5000 s.f. barn w/ theater stage & gallery lighting, exc condition w/ water & electric • 5 acres (4.2ac cleared; .8ac wooded) • Perfect for small horse farm—stables & acreage • Spring water sourced across Dover Road • Wet bar • Library/office • Interior shutters • Oversized, heated 2 car garage • Large sunroom w/ indoor BBQ • 7 mi to Hinckley Resevoir (boating, fishing, swimming) • 8 mi to Adirondack Park • 15-20 mi to Utica or Rome

Richard Parent , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

5.00 ACRES
3252 SQ FT

Richfield Springs, Herkimer County, New York

BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN STYLE ESTATE & GUEST COTTAGE set on 12 Private Acres, located in a quaint upstate NY village just minutes from COOPERSTOWN. Also offers a small CARRIAGE BARN with HORSE STABLES! Exquisitely updated this Nationally Registered Historic Property offers a matching guest cottage, stable and barn. Known as Sunset Hill the main home offers over 3,000 Sq/Ft, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, custom kitchen, cozy library, spacious living room, 2 fireplaces, sunlit windows galore! Enjoy private patios overlooking beautiful gardens, trees and amazing views! SUNSET HILL, also known as the Mrs. Eugene D. Stocker Estate, is a historic home complex located at Warren in Herkimer County, New York. The contributing elements consist of the main house, guest house, equipment barn, stable, stone entrance gate, and perfectly manicured gardens. The original main house was built in 1923 and is a two story, gable roofed, wood frame Colonial Revival style building sheathed in clapboard siding with a wood shingle roof. It features a tall portico with square columns and a triangular pediment. The complex was designed by Dwight James Baum (1886–1939) as a seasonal estate for Mrs. Eugene D. Stocker. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The current owner will be happy to provide an excellent and informational table publication “1927 The Work of Dwight James Baum” architect folio that includes original property photos and detailed floor plans! **Guest Cottage offers approx. 650 Sq./Ft., updated kitchen, bedroom, beautiful bathroom & bright and cozy living room, outbuildings, gardens, cozy front porch. Strong high end seasonal RENTAL demand from the surrounding Cooperstown & Baseball markets!** Excellent investment or a Perfect UPSTATE NY SECOND HOME!

Richard Parent , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

12.00 ACRES
3055 SQ FT

Water Mill, Suffolk County, New York

This 1.55+/- acre south of highway lot is ready with full plans, executed by a highly regarded architect, and permits for an elegant and well designed 10,000+/- sq. ft. house, pool, tennis court and full pool house. The land overlooks a grand reserve and the elegant Campbell Horse Ranch, one of the grandest on the East Coast. A rare opportunity. New to Market.

FAYE WEISBERG , Saunders & Associates

1.55 ACRES

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