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
 
 
$549,000
$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
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2760 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000
We've Got Your Pastures! 140+ acre Equestrian Estate and Retreat Center

Pattersonville, Schenectady County, New York


Buy It Now - and we will pay 2.5% to a buyer broker OR we will discount the sale 2.5 % to you. (closing by October 31 2019) With a Full Price Sale we are also including two Tiny Houses, 1 bedroom/1 bath with porches and mini kitchens / 12 x 50 and absolutely adorable! (an $80K + value) Peaceful Acres is a beautiful 145 +/- acre farm located just 6 miles off the NY State Thruway, 10 minutes from Schenectady, 30 minutes from Albany and 40 minutes from Saratoga Springs. The farm is an ideal equine boarding, lesson and training facility, retreat center and has endless agricultural possibilities, including hay, grazing, agricultural farming and hemp. The farm is currently operated as an equine sanctuary 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. The farm consists of 3 indoor arenas, build in 2008 and 2012, 2 - 30 foot Colorado Yurts, a 3 stall bathhouse, a beautiful hideaway cabin, 6 barns, 18+ run in shelters ranging in size from 12 x 12 - 12 x 40, a 26 x 80 pavilion/barn, two homes including an in-law apartment and water to all paddocks and pastures, electric to most paddocks and pastures for ease of equine care. Email NanciBeyerl@gmail.com for additional photos. * must be credit qualified prior to touring Peaceful Acres.

Nanci Beyerl

140.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$259,000
HORSE LOVERS PARADISE ON 35 ACRES WITH NEW 6 STALL HORSE BARN

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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1400 SQ FT
 
$2,795,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Modern Working Farm With 2 Homes! $15,000 Buyers' Credit at Closing!

Morris, Otsego County, New York


PRICED WAY BELOW APPRAISED VALUE & OFFERING A $15K CREDIT AT CLOSING! (Please be sure to look at the pics attached to this listing. I've included additional written specs/details to more fully describe this property's characteristics. The info is also attached as a PDF, so be sure to ask your agent to get them to you) Up until very recently, this modern farm was the location of Gaits of Glory LLC, a family owned and operated business that sold gaited horses of all kinds. This a a true working farm that is nestled in the Butternut Valley (named for the Butternut Creek bordering the property). However, this is by no means a typical working farm! 160 of the 181 acres are fenced-in with the vast majority also being tillable land. Additionally, the creek and woods provide plenty of opportunity to fish, hunt, and explore. Water and electric is supplied to the 2 barns (one of which could easily become a riding arena) as well as 2 of the lean-tos. Typically, the farmhouse is what suffers on a busy farm...but not in this case! This contemporary log cabin was custom built by the previous owner, and has a warm cozy log cabin feel, with many touches that modern families look for. 3 bedroom suites; vaulted ceilings; 3 bay garage (with wood stove); heated basement with tongue and groove walls...you really need to check out the pics for more info! However, the sellers realize that they are leaving you some partially finished projects, so they are also leaving you $15k cash at the closing table. Perhaps you want to replace the carpeting or kitchen countertops? Or maybe, in the basement, you will want to put down new flooring and use the roughed in plumbing to add another bathroom... The choice is yours! 4 bed 2 bath doublewide trailer is also located just a few yards away from the house. It was put in in 2014 along with it's own electric service/engineer designed septic, and served as a perfect summer nest for snowbirds! It's not often that buyers can find a stunning, functional, and unique property that is priced WAY below the recently appraised value. The fact that sellers are also giving buyers a $15k credit at closing??? This is the definition of an opportunity of your lifetime! *Recently, the sellers proactively brought in a licensed appraiser as well as home inspector and are happy to share the reports.

Erin Moussa , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

181.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5358 SQ FT
 
$208,000
Perfect spot for a small Horse Farm or Farmette

Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York


Let your imagination run wild with this 22.88 acre waterside home that is Approx. 1.5 mi. to NYS Route's 3 and 11 and I-81. Don't forget Lake Ontario for boating,fishing and swimming. Snowmobile trails are within minutes of your door as well. Plenty of wildlife for you to enjoy as well. There is 10 acres of prime pasture or tillable farm land. 3 ponds, wildflowers, forest and more. Enjoy the winters snuggled around the Quadra Fire wood stove in the family room/office. There is a detached 2 story barn/garage that is approx. 1800 sf per the seller. The 2nd story is plumbed and wired so you could finish it off and have an office or guest quarters or use as a hay mound for your animals...it's big...There are 2 wells, one on each parcel and plenty of water. Aquifer runs thru the property per the seller. 4000' of road frontage

Karen Peebles , Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty

22.88 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1624 SQ FT
 
$290,000
HORSE FARM IN THE GLEN

Jay, Essex County, New York


If you like the outdoors this is the place for you. 36.5 acre property boasts a spacious 2 story colonial residence with 4 bedrooms upstairs, exposed hand hewn beams and stone fireplace in the lower living area. Excellent views of the Jay Range. Perfect location for a horse farm with year round stream, maintained renovated former dairy barn provides ample hay storage. Drilled Artesian well. Electric supplemented with solar. This could be your organic farm, summer residence or weekend escape. Easy commute to Lake Placid, horse shows and Saratoga raceway. Effortless country living.

Michael Straight , B A Straight Real Estate LLC

36.40 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
2897 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Horse Property with Contemporary Home, 5000 SF Equine Hospital and 58 Acres

Locke, Cayuga County, New York


Extraordinary opportunity to own a contemporary, very updated and open home on 3 levels currently doing a brisk business as an Air B&B. Along with it you'll find an additional 5,000 SF building currently a state-of-the-art equine hospital, which could easily be a business, school, restaurant, etc. Additionally there are 58 acres, both open and wooded, 2 ponds and groomed trails. Hospital currently has 2 offices, conference room, 4 European inspired stalls, laboratory, large examination area, a farrier/metal/wood workshop, and studio. Located only 15 miles from renowned Cornell Veterinary School/Large Animal Hospital in Ithaca, NY.

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

58.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2540 SQ FT
 
$459,900
Luxury Home With 20 Acres of Horse Pasture with Upgraded Barn

Vestal, Broome County, New York


Stunning custom built home on 19+ acres w/panoramic views offers covered front porch- gleaming hardwood floors & new furnace. Open floor plan has LR w/2 sided gas frpl-maple kit w/new SS appls & granite counters-large breakfast bar & new French doors to deck. Master suite w/balcony & gas frpl-mud rm w/pet shower-finished walkout LL-20x14 screened porch-36x36 barn w/4 stalls-3 pastures-stocked pond.

Robert Farrell , EXIT Realty Homeward Bound

19.44 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3972 SQ FT
 
$495,900
Outstanding Family Size Operation Near Eastern NY Shows

Howes Cave, Schoharie County, New York


Located near the Cobleskill and Fonda, NY horse shows. It is approximately 45 minutes to Saratoga and Albany airport and 3 hours to NYC and Boston. In addition to the lovely home is a detached 30×50 Morton built that serves as a 2-car oversized garage and shop area with oversized automatic doors. In addition there is an insulated and heated recreation room 30×22 ideal for parties and family gatherings. The 15 yr. old 60×120 insulated enclosed Morton built arena has many uses. Lesson, Training, Boarding, Plus storage. Extra large sliding doors to accommodate any size motor home or boat. At the present time there are 8 large stalls most with wooden floors plus an aisle with a wooden floor. Several entry doors. There is excellent indoor and outdoor lighting plus skylights The entire building is in perfect condition. Over the stall area is a 60×22 – living area for a manager or apartment and a viewing area. This area has a kitchen, 2-3 bedrooms and bath heated with propane. Very nice! This very unusual 10 ac farm is located about 700′ back from a county road on a private driveway. The property is mostly open and very gently rolling with a great Southern view and 1/2 acre pond. There is additional acreage available to purchase. There are several wells to provide adequate water. All utilities are underground.The seller has two sheds for storage. The landscaping is attractive. If this property sounds attractive to you, please make an appointment to see all it has to offer. Very near Howe Cave tourist attraction Must see too appreciate! The owners are relocating and anxious to retire They are very proud of their property and have kept the farm in perfect condition.

Phillip King , Valley View Realty

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1736 SQ FT

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