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
 
 
$1,500,000
Luxury Ranch on 100+ acres with 10 stalls and indoor riding arena

Phoenix, Oswego County, New York


Riverside Ranch is a spectacular 100+ acre property with a 1700 sq. ft. home attached to a 10 stall barn with 150'x72' indoor arena. There are 2 Pine fenced paddocks of 15-20 acres each in addition to 30 acre hayfield. The main structure was built by Amish builder Sylvan Stoltzfus and the craftsmanship is impeccable. Custom wood beam trusses are focal points for this space. Commercial appliances in kitchen include Wolfe and Sub-Zero brands. King size bedroom and office in loft. Barn boasts 14'x14' & 12'x14' stalls, 2 wash bays with infrared heaters, custom racks in the tack room, and separate maintenance/utility room. Arena has mason sand footing with angled kickboards, 4 sliding windows and extra large sliding doors. Hay loft above stalls holds 2,000+ square bales enabling hay to be dropped directly into each stall. There's just too much to list, call today!

Jason Yagan , Kirnan Real Estate, Inc.

102.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
18300 SQ FT
 
$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
Stunning Home & Horse Property with Mountain Views in the Hudson Valley

Millerton, Dutchess County, New York


Experience the art of living in this immaculate home overlooking a stunning setting, masterfully crafted for indoor and outdoor enjoyment. Let the Hudson Valley lifestyle take the lead on the large entertaining deck with outdoor grilling, screened gazebo with gas fire pit table, and a grand lounge area. The views encompass the valley below and the surrounding mountains on over 19 acres with the added bonus of 150 acres of contiguous protected land. The vaulted, beamed great room with fabulous stone fireplace is open to the gourmet kitchen, the dining area, and the French doors leading out to the deck and the Berkshire Mountain views. The light filled kitchen includes granite counters, a large island with double sinks, a Wolf double oven gas range, a wine cooler and additional refrigerated drawers. The spacious master bedroom has a vaulted beamed ceiling, a stone fireplace, majestic windows and French doors. The master ensuite incorporates a fabulous, large, walk in closet and tiled bath. The three-car heated garage with wash bay includes a large second story storage area. This property contains a 4-stall barn with two tack rooms, a rubber arena, paddocks with automatic water feeders, equipment sheds, hay barn and a kennel for your pets. Riding and hiking trails for your enjoyment. A 45KW diesel generator runs the entire property if there is a power outage.

Paula Redmond , Paula Redmond Real Estate, Inc.

19.28 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3833 SQ FT
 
$1,625,000
Premier Equestrian Farm in Central New York

Canastota, Madison County, New York


Located just minutes from the NYS Thruway, Fair Haven Farm with over 204 acres is the very definition of bucolic. It's central location is a perfect spot for a public boarding facility and offers easy commutes to Cazenovia or Morrisville colleges. The current owner has lovingly updated, built and maintained this premier facility for horses: insulated and heated main barn w/ 17 stalls, 2 wash stalls with hot/cold water, large tack room, laundry and full bath, full loft (for storage or a wedding), connected to horse exerciser building & 80' x 200' indoor arena with loads of natural light perfect for all riders. Standalone barn offers a workshop, hay loft and additional 3 stalls. Large run-in shed with electricity and a room for hay and feed storage. MLS #s1242267

Mary Anne Cramer, Lic RE Salsesperson , RE/MAX Masters

204.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1924 SQ FT
 
$755,250
Horse Farm with Loads of Options. 68 acres, two homes, up and running.

Petersburg, Rensselaer County, New York


Well used and well loved 68 acre farm in Upstate NY. Current owners are lifelong farmers who have done a great job keeping up and current with the property. Two homes with an in-law apartment make it suited for 3 families, farm managers, owners, extended family. In-law was used for the aging mother of the current owners. Beef business qualifies them for an Ag exemption. They have had horses, cows, chickens and pigs on the property. Large, undeveloped area at the east end of the property for easy development. Above ground pool off of the Farm house deck.

James Spear , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

68.00 ACRES
11 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5000 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Horse Property with Amazing Views

Chester, Orange County, New York


Located just minutes from NYS Thruway this property sits in a private development of 22 homes. Each custom home sits on a minimum of five acres. This is the builder's own home designed for optimum land use and views.

Laurie DiFrancesco , Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

5.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
3952 SQ FT
 
$915,000
Astounding gated equine estate with over $300k in upgrades including indoor!

Victor, Ontario County, New York


Astounding gated equine estate with over $300k in upgrades, 9.5 acres! A winding driveway takes you past lush pastures, new 60x140 indoor arena w/3 stalls and elevated heated mezzanine. Continue past another barn w/ 5 stalls, Huge hay loft, and arrive at the home of your dreams! Gorgeous open concept home has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and amazing 180 degree views of your orchard, waterfall, and inground pool, 4 season guest/pool house has bathroom and outdoor shower. Enjoy the spectacular sunset view from your decks which include firepit and built in seating. The kitchen opens to the dining and great room featuring a gas fireplace, easy for entertaining! A ½ bath, private office, and extra living space also on this level. Head downstairs to 4 private bedrooms. Master has a walkout terrace and ensuite w/ oversized tub and huge 7 jet shower! Another full bath, laundry room and mud room lead to the garage. Your dream home in a desirable location!

leslie brown , Norchar

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$389,999
Multi - Faceted Hobby Farm w / Everything you need for an In - Home Business

East Concord, Erie County, New York


Is It Your Goal is to be an Entrepreneur & Self-Sufficient? This is it. This home has it all including Farmland, Barn & Ponds, Professional Greenhouse, Dog Grooming and Kennels, Workshop, Auto Service Garage, In-Law or Handicap Child Apartment and Beautiful 3 bedroom residence with great room, patios, decks, observation points and lovers cabin. Huge Master bedroom suite includes Jacuzzi Tub, Steam Shower, Hair Styling & Cosmetic Application Area. Two and 1/2 story Great room with game area, floor to ceiling windows & Pellet Stove. Full walk up basement, Eat-in-Kitchen, plenty of closet space, dramatic entrances & newer mechanics. For your animals Plenty of Water, Pasture and hay fields, Fantastic View, Rolling scenic hills and your choice of hobbies or occupations including herding, farming, horticulture and hemp. Privacy and tranquility, serious home occupation infrastructure in place and waiting. Home Warranty for the Buyer! Call today by appointment only no drive ups.

Lisa Uschold , Howard Hanna WNY, Inc.

24.20 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2896 SQ FT
 
$549,000
STUNNING HORSE FARM & FARM HOUSE WITH A GORGEOUS VIEW OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY

Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York


ATTENTION ALL EQUINE ENTHUSIASTS, STUNNING & METICULOUS 119 Acre Horse Farm, a 4 BDRM, 2 Bath Home with hardwood floors, SS appliances & Beautiful Views of the Mohawk Valley. Everything has been remodeled through the Home & Barns. These barns are literally the cleanest barns around with 15 matted horse stalls, including foaling stations, (barn could easily be converted for other livestock), operating barn cleaner, heated tack & feed rooms, a bathroom, all newer electrical & a hay loft that holds approximately 7000 bales of hay. Heated work shop w/an upstairs, 2 bay garage that can store 4 vehicles, 4 bay machine shed fits up to 4 hay wagons, several horse run-ins, hunting cabin on a foundation in the woods, 80 acres of hay ground, 20 acres of mature woods & 19 acres of fenced pastures.

Junell Pasquarelli , Junell Realty LLC

119.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1728 SQ FT
 
$699,500
Immaculate Farm & Ranch with Updated Home

Marathon, Cortland County, New York


Immaculate farm and ranch! If you are looking for a country estate property suitable for a variety of farming operations this is an ideal choice. Horse ranch, beef operation, alpaca, or other agricultural or agritourism uses. The 35'x96' main barn is the center for a # of additional buildings to handle a myriad of uses. The 30'x40' fully insulated work shop with 14' ceilings & in-floor heat is one example of the 7+ units or buildings on the grounds. Situated on just over 211 acres. This grand property must be seen in person to be appreciated!

Allen Olmsted , Canaan Realty

211.48 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2246 SQ FT

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