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
 
 
$7,275,000
State of the art horse farm with mountain views and 50 miles North of NYC

Brewster, Putnam County, New York


State of the art property that is truly move in ready. Settled on a little less than 52 acres, this property has all that you are looking for. With a 4200 sqft home, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and wrap around porch 2 sets of grooms quarters, one of which is a studio apartment above the two car garage Second grooms quarters is a 3 bedroom home with garage, laundry, utilities etc. Mountain views that are truly breath taking

Merita Nezaj , Bajraktari Realty Group LLC

51.84 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4200 SQ FT
 
$695,000
High Point Equestrian Estate & Retreat Center offers 126 acres, trails & yurts

Pattersonville, Schenectady County, New York


Buy It Now! We are paying 2.5 % to buyer's agent The High Point Equestrian Retreat Center is a beautiful ~126 acre facility located just 6 miles off the NY State Thruway, 10 minutes to Schenectady, 30 minutes to Albany and 40 minutes to Saratoga Springs. The farm is currently operated as an equine facility 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. It has endless agricultural possibilities, including hay, grazing, agricultural farming and hemp. Beautiful, large, renovated farm home, 2 barns, (2) 30-foot yurts ( Colorado Yurt Co), 24 x 72 pavilion, 3-bath restroom facility, adorable get-away cabin overlooking the Adirondacks, 12 run-in shelters, ~90 acres of established pasture, water to all pastures and paddocks, electric to most pastures and all paddocks. Steal It For: $695,000 Email NanciBeyerl@gmail.com for additional photos. * Must be credit-qualified prior to touring The High Point.

Nanci Beyerl

126.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 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
 
$294,900
Gorgeous 11.69 Acre Horse farm for sale in Kirkville NY, ESM Schools!

Kirkville, Onondaga County, New York


This 11 Acre lot boasts a 3 acre garden space, trout fishing stream, and lush horse pastures. The outbuildings include: Horse Arena, 6 Stall barn with 2 heated tack rooms, 2 chicken coops, open equipment shed, and an enclosed heated workshop. Interior and all outbuildings have been freshly painted. This home is located in the highly sought after East Syracuse Minoa School District! Close to shopping and highways.

Theresa Reisner , HUNT Real Estate ERA

11.69 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1869 SQ FT
 
$589,000
Beautiful horse farm in the Finger Lakes NY

Groton, Tompkins County, New York


Beautiful farm in Lansing NY with a successful boarding business, minutes from Ithaca NY, Cornell University and Cayuga Lake. Main barn with large hayloft (2006), has 10 matted stalls, heated waterers, indoor and outdoor wash stalls, paneled tack room, bath, laundry room with washer, drier, utility sink, microwave, fridge, room for feed. The additional barn (2006) has five stalls with individual run outs and extra space for storage. There are 11 paddocks, all with sheds, water, and electricity. The paddocks have a well drained area by gate and sheds, plus grass areas. Included is a shedrow with 2 stalls and a tack room. The indoor (65×120) and outdoor (110 x 200) arenas have excellent footing. The trail surrounding the property is peaceful and scenic. The 30 acres of hay fields surround the facility, providing additional hacking areas. The farm was built for horse comfort and ease of operation. The results is a turnkey facility with waiting list for board.

Jean Loew

42.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
800 SQ FT
 
$450,000
Gorgeous Federal in Immaculate Condition on 43 Acres

Eagle Bridge, Rensselaer County, New York


Too many options, too much beauty – a unique property not to be missed! This farm has seen so very much, and it has even more to offer its next lucky owner. 250 year Federal Colonial in immaculate condition, renovations in keeping with its character and history, superb gourmet country kitchen with granite, 5 or 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths – a master bedroom ensuite and beyond with its own private sitting room. Many outbuildings and barns, stalls and fenced pasture for your horses, breathtaking sunsets, views from the meadows, landscaped perennial gardens – 43 acres of peace, tranquility, history and opportunity! Come and experience all that is offered for you – it can be yours!

Scott Varley , Keller Williams Capital District

43.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3600 SQ FT
 
$274,000
Beautifully Restored Farmhouse with 16.60 Acres

Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York


This is a rare opportunity as we have a Beautifully Restored 4/5 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Farmhouse situated on 16.60 +/- Acres for you to Enjoy Country Living at its best! The home features some stunning old charm with original woodwork throughout, hardwood floors, spacious rooms, a large open floor plan and a Sauna to bask yourself in. We have a hot air oil furnace, a Vermont Casting wood stove, a claw tub to relax in after a long hard day, a 2 car garage, wood shed, horse stalls and a huge barn with tons of storage room! We also have a beautiful view that you can take in as you sit on the front porch as the sun goes down. Call Today, seller's are motivated!

Junell Pasquarelli , Junell Realty LLC

16.60 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2396 SQ FT
 
$299,000
15 Acre Horse Property with Cape Style Home & Studio Space

Woodbourne, Sullivan County, New York


Recharge your batteries just 90 min. from NYC...... Living in this spacious cape cod which has been used for many corporate retreats, family gatherings, and workshops, provides ample entertaining space both inside and out with three floors of living space, a beautiful eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, woodburning stove, pellet stove, delightful deck and woodland views from every window. A separate heated garage now used as an artist's studio, oversized storage/tool shed and an old barn that sits at the top of the hill with possibilities limited only by your imagination. This property was once used for horses with an area used for a corral now more recently has been the site for Applefest family gatherings, photography workshops and even provided the perfect site for a marriage proposal. You will understand once you visit the property how special this place is. 15 acres of fields, woods, fenced-in garden area, over a dozen apple trees & blueberry bushes. A place to unwind naturally. VIEW VIRTUAL TOUR VIDEO FOR MORE PHOTOS!!!

Maxine Schulte , The Maxx Group LLC

15.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
1794 SQ FT
 
$290,000
Horse Farm Possibilities! 130 Acres of Vacant Land with Ponds

Swan Lake, Sullivan County, New York


Over 130 acres of pastures, rolling hills, woods, and ponds. The panoramic views are breathtaking and the wildlife is plentiful. This would make the perfect home site, plenty of space for horses, a large farm, or anything you can think of. The opportunities with this property are endless! Located on a very quiet and private country road. If you are looking for seclusion look no further. Just down the road from Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and 90 minutes from NYC. Part of this land is currently leased out to a local farm that keeps cows on the property. The property also has a mobile home used for hunting season and a pole barn.

Maxine Schulte , The Maxx Group LLC

130.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$679,000
Custom Farmhouse & Renovated 2200 sq ft Barn on 42 Acres with Spring Fed Pond

Hurleyville, Sullivan County, New York


Unpretentious Luxury in this 4800 + sq. foot custom built stately farmhouse in the Catskills. Serenity washes over you as you take in the splendor of mature fruit trees, breathtaking views across a sprawling 42 plus acres of mountains, pastures, and a spring-fed pond. Dramatically combining high tech amenities with time-mellowed details like 100-year-old wood beams, full masonry fireplace, open kitchen/dining area, High-end appliances Pietra Cardosa sandstone counter-tops, intricate detailing throughout, custom woodworking, Exquisite master suite with private balcony, tons of natural light. Wide plank antique & vintage hard pine flooring with hand nailed rose head nails. Three levels offer plenty of space throughout. Fully finished walkout basement features large suite perfect for guest quarters with its own entrance. Offers the possibility of having an at-home business with a waiting room, office, half bath and more. Detached 2 car garage with central air & heat and 2200 sq.ft. barn completely renovated. VIEW VIRTUAL TOUR for MORE PHOTOS!!!

Maxine Schulte , The Maxx Group LLC

42.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4892 SQ FT

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