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
 
 
$940,000
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
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3199 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Early American Style Home Impeccably Restored & Lovingly Cared For 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
 
$3,250,000
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
 
$345,000
CREATE YOUR DREAM HORSE PROPERTY: 37 PASTURE LIKE ACRES + NEWER RANCH NEAR LAKE

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
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1900 SQ FT
 
$275,000
Secluded 37 acres with fenced pastures, arenas, 9 stalls, hay fields and house.

Ogdensburg, St Lawrence County, New York


Price reduction on this versatile horse facility has it all for launching your own equine business. Retiring owners operated a Premier Accredited PATH International therapeutic riding center for 12 years. They have moved and need to sell. Woods surround this beautiful 37 Acre property making it very secluded. Yet, it is only three miles from town and not far from fishing, trails all kinds of outdoor sports in the nearby St. Lawrence Seaway, Adirondacks and Finger Lakes. Homeowners are relocating and must sell. For much more detailed information go to our Facebook page at https://bit.ly/2LoUbc6 and to see more pictures check out the albums: http://on.fb.me/1WIKK6Z For a showing contact Colleen Kelly at (315) 261-0250 or cbkelly26@gmail.com

Noel Allen , Submit written purchase offers to Marcia L. LeMay, Esq. Law Office of Marcia L. LeMay 414 Jay Street Ogdensburg, New York 13669 - 315-713-4951 (fax)

37.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
1.50 BATHROOMS
2056 SQ FT
 
$1,295,000
Water Front Country Home in Premiere Equestrian Community- Zoned for 3 Horses

North Salem, Westchester County, New York


Host to the world-renowned American Gold Cup, North Salem is the select training grounds for the country's top equine enthusiasts such as the Bloomberg's and the Gates'. Situated on 2.71 acres, 186 Mills is a country hideaway in a spectacular community. Living and Dining room access to a wrap around deck/ gazebo provides glistening views of the Titicus Reservoir. The unique elevated "treehouse" design allows for ground access from basement patio. This property also has a beautifully renovated barn adding an additional 1600 sq/ft of living space. The barn has a gym, billiards room, and additional rooms perfectly suited for an art studio, offices, or guest quarters. Zone controlled climate control, new kitchen appliances, and remote security system. Minutes from Purdy's Metro North Station for an easy 1-hour commute to NYC. Property is zoned and approved for three horses and swimming pool. Access to the reservoir via rowboat for fishing or relaxation. A short drive to shopping at the Danbury Fair Mall and surrounding merchants. Perfect for a second/ weekend home, an equine enthusiast, or all-year country living!

Kimberly Sheinwald

2.71 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3388 SQ FT
 
AUCTION
Livingston County Horse Farm

Piffard, Livingston County, New York


Three-bedroom, two bath ranch home on 51.8 acres with shop, 12 stall horse barn, and indoor riding arena. Multiple fenced pasture areas with run ins. 29 acres of mature hardwoods with riding trails. Located on a secondary road, just 5 minutes from Geneseo. This is turn-key horse farm, on a serene setting that must be seen to be appreciated. Furnace, central air and hot water heater all updated in 2017. Minutes from Route 390 and Rochester with great country views!

David Kent , William Kent, Inc

51.80 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2361 SQ FT
 
$899,000
Back Brook Farm, Bovina Center, New York

Bovina Center, Delaware County, New York


BACK BROOK FARM, an EQUESTRIAN ESTATE, is located on the outskirts of charming and historic Bovina Center in Delaware County. This scenic 32+ acre property borders the Little Delaware River and is a delightful mix of fenced fields (all White Lightning high tensile fencing), pastures and woods. The original dairy barn was converted for horses in the early 1990's and features 6 LARGE STALLS (one with turn-out), a FEED ROOM, a TACK ROOM, a gardening shed and ample storage space. The 150' x 72' INDOOR RIDING ARENA has a sand and pea gravel floor, 8 full ceiling fans, extensive lighting, 3 water hydrants and 2 ADDITIONAL STALLS. The Indoor Arena opens to the 230' x 100' OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA enclosed with fencing and EXQUISITE HAND-CRAFTED STONEWORK. There is a ROUND TRAINING PEN, 60' in diameter, with full sand footing. And, 3 run-in sheds in the pasture. Plus a TOOLSHED/WORKSHOP with electric. The CIRCA 1920's FARMHOUSE was completely renovated in 1990 and features living room with brick fireplace, formal dining room with bay window, spacious kitchen with oak cabinets, master bedroom with en suite bath, 2 or 3 additional bedrooms and 2 more full baths. All baths feature whirlpool tubs. SAUNA, "mud room", office and laundry. Wood floors throughout. Sundeck overlooks a pond and perennial gardens. And, there is a huge RAISED BED GARDEN constructed of the same MAGNIFICENT STONEWORK hand-crafted by a local artisan/mason. 41 miles to Cobleskill and less than 2 hours to Saratoga Springs.

Dorothy McArdle , Apple Tree Realty

32.30 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$3,200,000
41 Acre Horse Farm

Calverton, Suffolk County, New York


A truly unique offering of 41+/-acres, consisting of 3 single and separate parcels with multi-use zoning for commercial, agricultural and residential development. The property includes 10+/- acres zoned for light industrial usage with high visibility, 29+/- agricultural acreage and 1.72+/- acres of vacant residential land suitable for a sizeable home and pool with possible subdivision. This property is in a highly sought-after location on the East End of Long Island, where neighboring commercial businesses include Fed Ex, Hampton Jitney, and John Deere. The property borders farms, a golf course and vineyards, tree & apple orchards, shopping, organic farms, parks, shopping, recreation are within a 5-minute drive.

John P. Vitello , Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons

41.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$939,900
Autumn View Farm 32 Acre Horse Farm with 80' x 200' indoor arena & 10 Stall Barn

South Wales, Erie County, New York


Autumn View Farm is a one of a kind 32 Acre Horse Farm. Expertly designed & sited to maximize the property function & natural beauty. 2700+ SF open floor plan. MASSIVE 80'x200' indoor sand arena designed w/nearly 200' of open windows. Barn features 10 custom built 12x12 stalls, wash stall w/hot & cold water, heated tack, feed & viewing room, giant storage room. Over-sized parking garage suitable for truck & trailer, or even your motor home. Spiral staircase leads to 2nd floor viewing balcony & hayloft. Outside features a large outdoor sand arena w/drainage, pastures & white maintenance free vinyl fencing. To further compliment the property the home features 4 beds 2.5 baths in ground pool & spa. Property has more features to offer than can be described here.

Krystal Dern , ERA Team VP Real Estate

32.41 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2734 SQ FT

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