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
Otsego County Horse Farm on 12 Acres

Richfield Springs, Otsego County, New York

Nice Horse Farm with Many Building Sites to Build your Dream Home. Property consists of a 36" x 180 Barn with 8 Box Stall, Concrete floor, Ride Year Around in the Indoor Roding Arena 50x150". There is a drilled well, electric and field drainage, Two very nice ponds and 5 Acres of fenced Paddocks. A very nice property with amazing views.

Laura Coleman , John Mitchell Real Estate

12.00 ACRES
"Painted Hills Farm" An Amazing 66+ Acre Equestrian Estate in Dutchess County NY

Clinton Corners, Dutchess County, New York

Welcome to "PAINTED HILLS FARM", an amazing 66+ acre equestrian estate centrally located in the Dutchess County town of Clinton Corners. As you walk through this exquisite "Tuscan" style home, built in 2005, it is apparent that only the finest materials and custom finishes were used. The home and property have been maintained to the highest standard and is as pristine as it was the day it was built. This is one of the finest homes in Dutchess County!!! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!! SO MANY ALTERNATIVE USES...animal rescue, starting a winery in the finest tradition, a "special events" venue or ideal for the auto enthusiast or for an in-home business. Schedule your private tour today. Call Jo Anne Scaglia BHHS - 914-489-0006

Jo Anne Scaglia , Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley Properties

66.46 ACRES
5483 SQ FT
Home and Horse wonderful property on a dirt road in the middle of no where.

Medusa, Albany County, New York

Large sprawling 5 bed, 2bath Ranch House with large kitchen, lvrm with fireplace with 4 car garage and barn and separate 2 car garage. Also arena with 5' high board fencing. Also a spring fed, deep pond. 20 acres mostly pasture. Town maintained unpaved road off County Highway. One original owner for 45 years.

Mike Caprio

20.00 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Gorgeous Log Home & Horse Farm in the Finger Lakes

Savona, Steuben County, New York

***HORSE LOVERS PARADISE*** The country estate you've always dreamed of! Gorgeous 2002 built, year round log home on 15+ acres. 2 bedroom, 2 full bath with additional bedroom possibilities. Open floor plan, loft, huge kitchen, island, stainless appliances, wine chiller, lots of cupboard & counter space. Stay cozy on cool nights curled up on the couch in front of the gas fireplace. 7200 sq ft indoor riding arena, large workshop with hydraulic lift, 3 stall horse stable with tack room & hay storage, pastures, paddock, shed with fenced area, 2 ponds. Security system. Enjoy views of the Southern Tier hills while sitting on your front porch. Large rear patio for those weekend Bar-B-Qs. Full walk-out basement with pellet stove. Close to State Land. 18 miles to Corning & Watkins Glen.

Teresa "Terri" Sutherland , Nothnagle REALTORS Hometown Choice

15.57 ACRES
1818 SQ FT
Luxury Ranch Home with Amazing Barn and Acreage (Additional 60 acres available)

Livonia, Livingston County, New York

Breathtaking Ranch Dream Home with spectacular barn with 7 stalls and acreage

Melissa Carey , Howard Hanna

8.80 ACRES
2771 SQ FT
1805 Colonial Manor on 177 acres

Morris, Otsego County, New York

Previously an equestrian estate in immaculate condition. Stunning grounds with 10 out buildings. 2 buildings with 12 stalls, tack room, groom and caretaker building. Carriage building. Recreation building with bowling alley and stone fire place. Large pond with waterfall. Green house with potting area. Privacy hedge by main road and field stone walls. Two gated entrances and a service entrance from a side road.

Pete Bussmann , Bussmann Real Estate

177.53 ACRES
9800 SQ FT
Hemlock Brook Farm! Ultimate Equestrian/ Nature Lover's Estate with Huge Barn

Cuba, Cattaraugus County, New York

Incredible custom built 4 BR/3BA estate set in 25 acres of lush meadows,abundant streams and majestic forests.Features floor to ceiling glass walled living room,4 stone fireplaces, dream kitchen,indoor lap pool with 2 Jacuzzis, radiant hot-water heated flooring ,cedar-lined closets,thermal pane windows. Huge 2 story barn with 5 large stalls,heated tack room and indoor riding area. Manicured pastures with water and two run-in sheds, 2 stocked ponds,fruit trees, lawns,superb gardens.Enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking,skiing, major casino and exciting night-life. 1 1/2 hour drive from Buffalo and Canada,5 hours from NYC with nearby regional airports. 2cd 3000/SF home can be renovated as a guest house.Perfect B&B opportunity! MLS #B1075885 and B1074982 Co-Lister, Tammy Gormley- 716/830-9366

Ellen Carroll , Select Sotheby's International Realty

25.00 ACRES
6612 SQ FT
100 acre Equestrian Estate in Canandaigua, NY

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York

Truly the "land in the sky" Onteora is a fabulous property offering a top notch equestrian facility, spectacular views, & a custom home on 100 acres(50 wooded). The equine facility offers 4 barns w 40+ matted stalls, 13 paddocks/pastures, 11 run in sheds, 72x168 indoor arena, outdoor arena, hot walker, round pens, tack room w living quarters, heated feed rooms, exercise track, & a storage barn. Custom home w a steel roof. Huge rooms on 3 levels of well designed living space. Huge 1st flr. master suite. Tons of storage. 14 miles from Finger Lakes Race Track. 5 minutes to downtown Canandaigua. Also offered on R1037467 with 80 acres.

Kristi Hoff , Keller WIlliams Realty Greater Rochester

35.00 ACRES
3438 SQ FT
Paradise Hill Farm

Elmira, Chemung County, New York

Equestrians delight! PARADISE HILL FARM is a 26 acre working horse farm nestled in the woods atop Harris Hill in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region. Impeccably designed w/functionality in mind, this amazing facility offers both an indoor dressage arena and an outdoor arena w/a full set of jump standards. 11 stall, center aisle barn w/water and electricity. 6 pastures, plus over a mile of riding trails! Contemporary home w/vaulted ceilings and oversized windows, allowing for lots of natural light. Open floor plan features great room w/2 story fireplace. Paradise found!

marcie beaton , Howard Hanna

26.38 ACRES
3152 SQ FT
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

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