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
$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
2760 SQ FT
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

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
1400 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
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
2540 SQ FT
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
3972 SQ FT
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
1736 SQ FT
Windmill Manor, 10 Acre Equestrian Estate

Bay Shore, Suffolk County, New York

Windmill Manor, 10 Acre Equestrian Estate, 535 Of Deep Water Docking On Awixa Creek, 5 Paddocks, Stable With 6 Stalls, 10 Car Garage, Miniature Horse Stable, Pool W/Pool House, Tennis Court, Private Gate, Gazebo, Utility Barn, Italian Fountain, Full Property Generator.

Rick Ramsay , Ramsay Realtors

19.00 ACRES
10000 SQ FT
Premier Equestrian Facility - Goshen NY

Campbell Hall, Orange County, New York

Premier Equestrian Facility! Arena/stable complex features 75 x 180 indoor arena, two stall wings with 46 stalls, gracious viewing room with farm office and two lavatories, and 50 x 50 indoor attached space for lunging ring or hay storage. Outdoor sand ring (210 x 120), Equipment barn (40 x 80 x 16), Covered Euro Walker (60 ft. dia.), 4 small paddocks, 3 large paddocks, 3 large pastures, 5 run-in sheds, outside cross country course with bank and Grand Prix field. Convenient location with easy access to HITS and all the other major shows in NY, NJ and Pa. Minutes to Stewart International airport and USDA Import Station.

Teri Powers , Keller Williams Realty

100.00 ACRES

Montauk, Suffolk County, New York

This extraordinary one-of-a-kind 24+ acre property in a secluded setting in Montauk is adjacent to an immense oceanfront reserve on hundreds of acres. Currently on the premises is a working ranch containing two barns with living quarters; one barn offers two bedrooms, a full bathroom, kitchen and living area. The second barn has an office with half bath. The 5,000 sq. ft. farmhouse on the property offers four bedrooms, three and one half baths with two fireplaces, and beautiful wood floors throughout. This house also has a two car garage and a full basement. A truly one of a kind setting. See More at https://www.hamptonsrealestate.com/eng/sales/detail/524-l-528-394616/8-old-montauk-highway-montauk-montauk-ny-11954

Chris Coleman , Saunders & Associates

24.00 ACRES
5000 SQ FT

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