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
140+ acre Equestrian Estate and Retreat Center

Pattersonville, Schenectady County, New York

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.

Nanci Beyerl

140.00 ACRES
Equine dream: 43 acres, commercial bldg, X - country, dressage, paddock, home, apt

Locke, Cayuga County, New York

Immaculate 5,000 SF commercial building (currently equine vet practice) includes 4 stalls, farrier shop, 2 offices, conference room, imaging/exam rooms, reception area, studio apt. Cross country course, Olympic sized dressage court, 20m lunging area, firm surface warm-up area, separate paddocks, 1 mile groomed trails, extensive parking areas, ponds, much more. Quality-updated 3 BR home, including new AirBnB space for additional income. In Commercial: Observation areas & exam rooms, huge conference room with cherry cabinets, spacious greeting room, private office, 20x20 farrier shop with shoeing bays, four 14x14 European style stalls, studio apt, and much more! Thermostatically controlled in-floor heat, wall-to-wall sealed rubber flooring, plentiful florescent lighting, numerous high-grade extras! Gorgeous landscaping and fruit trees everywhere. Contact listing agent for extensive list of upgrades and improvements! 43 acres, just 20 minutes to Cornell University, and Ithaca, NY.

Kristin Ahlness , Howard Hanna

43.00 ACRES
5000 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

Au Sable Forks, Essex County, New York

Secluded Elfenwood farm lies nested in a sun drenched valley beneath the Jay Mountain Range. Emerging from the woods through which the driveway ascends, one can see the 100 year old farmhouse across the field. Rich in history but renovated to modern standards the house is cozy and very private. A 5 acre hayfield separates the house and pastures from the forest which rings the property. Above the barn a vibrant little pond sports frogs and fish to delight anyone sitting in chairs along its bank. The house is set up to be off grid in any season if one so chooses. Just over 90 acres with maintained woods roads lets one partake in pastimes like hiking or cross country skiing. The barn was expanded to house and shelter horses or similar livestock, has an oversize heated workshop and an re-energizing cedar sauna. From the surrounding hushed woodlands an old orchard prompts wildlife to drop in on occasion whose antics are always entertaining to watch. Lovely views of Whiteface Mountain to the West and the Jay Range to the South provide gorgeous scenery and exceptional ambiance. Only every once in a very great while does a property like this become available with such an abundance of sought-after qualities.

Michael Straight , B A Straight Real Estate LLC

90.85 ACRES
1506 SQ FT
Spectacular equestrian property, with Indoor Arena

Clarence, Erie County, New York

spectacular equestrian property, featuring a custom built 3 bedroom ranch home on 5 acres. A large 66 x 132 indoor riding area, barn with stalls, garages, and outdoor arena. The facilities includes arena, barn, and garages which includes 4 stalls, a wash stall with hot and cold water, individual pens and three large paddocks. The stunning spacious indoor arena has mirrors, great ventilation, and professional sound system. Both indoor arena and outdoor 100 x 200 riding area have sand with rubber bases for tremendous footing.

Jerrold Thompson , Century 21 Gold Standard

5.00 ACRES
2293 SQ FT

Pawling, Dutchess County, New York

A pastoral landscape of 160 acres of rolling land with panoramic views sets the stage for this state-of-the-art commercial equestrian boarding & training facility. The exceptional equestrian offering includes a 32-stall Zublin-built barn with 5 wash stalls, heated tack, storage, staff, feed, office & full bath; 110 x 270 heated indoor riding arena with viewing room & 2 outdoor riding rings with Lawton Adams designed footings; 24 paddocks; 7 run-in sheds; cross-country schooling field; 4 quarantine stalls; maintenance shop; pump house & 2 BR caretakers apartment. Overlooking this elite facility, with the locale chosen for the stunning views sits a 6,560 SF 5 BR, 6 bath, contemporary home with soaring ceilings, walls of windows & open floorplan. Completing the package, a 1 BR apartment, 3 car heated garage, studio & finished basement. As a NYS Qualified Production Facility this property has been used for 3 productions. This turnkey facility is a remarkable opportunity 90 minutes to NYC.

Brian McGrath , McGrath Realty Inc

160.78 ACRES
6560 SQ FT
200+ Acre Horse Farm 42 Miles from New York City

Chester, Orange County, New York

Horse lovers dream! Original Stone Farmhouse built in 1854 and a second 2800+ sf colonial completely renovated set on almost 200 pastoral acres. 11 stall horse barn with finished 2nd floor beautiful and modern 2 bedroom caretakers apartment, horse fencing, machinery barn, and many other amenities. Stone farmhouse has authentic charm, with wide covered porch and carriage mount, original Georgia pine floors, and back staircase leading to "maid's" quarters. Full walkup attic with hand hewn beams provides storage space a well as three other possible bedrooms. Clean and dry basement with lots of light is so functional. This includes Tax Map nos, 43-1-27.2,43-1-28,52-1-6.32 and 6.33 to make total of close to 200 acres 45 miles from New York City. Please see documents for additional info on out buildings and the 2800+ colonial.

Joseph Distelburger , Keller Williams Realty First in New York

200.00 ACRES
6200 SQ FT
Adirondack Horse Farm on 36 Acres with Private Trout Pond

North Creek, Warren County, New York

Located in the Southern Adirondacks, this beautiful home overlooks it's own private spring fed pond with a view that goes for miles! This equine paradise has a 60' round pen with great footing located next to the driveway. Two horse barns; one is currently utilized for storage but has two large stalls, an alley, and separate hay storage area. The main horse barn has water and electric and is a 36' X 36' raised alley barn with five 12x12 stalls, long center alley, and a tack room. There are two separate horse paddocks, and the upstairs storage in the holds 600+ hay bales. 2 acre pond has two waterfalls and is stocked with native brook trout, and trails throughout the property for horses, snowmobiles and hiking. Enjoy watching every type of wild life the mountains have to offer (deer, eagles, turtles and bear!) and phenomenal mountain views from every window. Open floor plan w/Great Room, hardwood floors, full finished basement (with bar & disco light!), updated appliances, Master Suite w/gas fireplace and so much more! Just 40 minutes north of Saratoga and 20 minutes north of Lake George!

Cindy Mead , Gallo Realty

36.15 ACRES
2148 SQ FT
Horse Property with gorgeous view - Morten Built Barn and Garage.

Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York

This magnificent property has mountain views with rolling pastures and large pond. Perfect for the horse lover, 36x48 barn with kitchen, bath and loft, 2 12x12 CLEAN and padded stalls. Run in shed with paddock, wash station, lounge with heat, Italian tile floors,. Hay storage above with dutch doors to outside. 36x40 3 bay Morton detached garage (life warranty) garage. Buildings were a recent addition, incredible construction and maintenance. Perfect spot to build your dream home, underground electric, gas pipe, water and cable already place. This is a must see! Schedule via showing time or call Paula 518 423-7671, agent to accompany.

paula ross , Miranda Real Estate

11.20 ACRES
Manlius estate 27.88 ac. with panoramic views .

Manlius, Onondaga County, New York

27.88 acres with complete privacy mostly open land with a 1 acre pond. 27.88 more land available adjacent to property.

Michael Cronin , Hunt Real Estate

27.88 ACRES
5200 SQ FT

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