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
Luxury 335 - Acre Equestrian Estate in Cooperstown, NY Selling November 17th!

Fly Creek, Otsego County, New York

PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $3.2 MILLION. NOW SELLING SUBJECT TO LENDER CONFIRMATION!  List price is FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Inquire for complete auction details. This beautiful, 335-acre property is located in the village of Fly Creek, New York (just minutes from Cooperstown) and is equally suitable as a single-family estate, equestrian facility or even a bed and breakfast! The spacious property includes 8 bedrooms, 10 full and 2 half baths in the main residence, and boasts a suite of amenities including a commercial kitchen, tennis/basketball courts, and an indoor pool and sauna. Built in 1988, the home has a stately stone-and-shingle exterior and a brand-new roof, but the interior is reminiscent of the area’s finest historic homes, complete with parquet floors, mahogany woodwork, and a hand-carved bar perfect for entertaining. Bedrooms are spacious, and each en-suite bath is well appointed. The master bath is especially handsome, with his-and-hers walk in closets, built-in cabinets and an oversized soaking tub. Equine amenities are equally impressive at this estate, with a large, 22-stall barn boasting 12x12 rubber-matted stalls flanking a center aisle. The tack room and viewing lounge are heated, and a half bath, laundry area, office, and large hay/equipment storage complete the space. Perfect for all equestrian disciplines! Adjacent to the stalls is an indoor riding arena measuring 80-ft x 140-ft perfect for exercising horses in inclement weather, but a 100-ft x 200-ft outdoor arena across from the barn beckons when the weather is fine. A separate carriage house is complete with an additional ten stalls as well as a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with a private workshop.

Platinum Luxury Auctions , Platinum Luxury Auctions

335.00 ACRES
8998 SQ FT
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 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) For a showing contact Colleen Kelly at (315) 261-0250 or cbkelly26@gmail.com

Noel Allen

37.00 ACRES
2056 SQ FT
Gentleman's Farm - Luxury Living for All!

Campbell Hall, Orange County, New York

14+ AC. MINI EQUESTRIAN ESTATE: Luxury HOME & horse BARN – First time ever on the market. Goshen Schools: One of a kind – Must See! Want to live on a cul-du-sac, in a Luxurious colonial w/ riding arena, w-in mins of the train station? Then, this is your home! The 4400+ sq.ft. home has over $75k in builder upgrades. See Documents for list. The downstairs boasts a custom kitchen with top-end appliances (Wolf, Sub-Zero,Thermador), granite countertops and more; a great room with fireplace, family room drenched with natural light, and formal dining room. On the second floor, a master suite with his/hers closets & stunning master bath, three additional large bedrooms & full bath w/ double sinks. Located on a picturesque lot with mature landscaping, paver patios, and in-ground pool. There is comfort for the horses too – a custom 8 stall barn with 12x12 matted stalls, a wash-stall, tack room, feed room & more, 4 paddocks, run-in shed & sand outdoor arena (ring). Must See

Antoinette Caruso , Stone Wall Realty Group, LLC

14.10 ACRES
4435 SQ FT
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
3199 SQ FT
Horse property with site work, driveways and building pads completed.

Whitehall, Washington County, New York

Aprox $80K of site work already done on this 60 acre potential horse farm.

john filippelli

60.00 ACRES
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
2760 SQ FT
Equine dream: 43 acres, commercial bldg, X - country, dressage, paddock, home, apt

Locke, Cayuga County, New York

Immaculate 5,000 SF commercial building (currently equine vet practice) includes 4 stalls, farrier shop, 2 offices, conference room, imaging/exam rooms, reception area, studio apt. Cross country course, Olympic sized dressage court, 20m lunging area, firm surface warm-up area, separate paddocks, 1 mile groomed trails, extensive parking areas, ponds, much more. Quality-updated 3 BR home, including new AirBnB space for additional income. In Commercial: Observation areas & exam rooms, huge conference room with cherry cabinets, spacious greeting room, private office, 20x20 farrier shop with shoeing bays, four 14x14 European style stalls, studio apt, and much more! Thermostatically controlled in-floor heat, wall-to-wall sealed rubber flooring, plentiful florescent lighting, numerous high-grade extras! Gorgeous landscaping and fruit trees everywhere. Contact listing agent for extensive list of upgrades and improvements! 43 acres, just 20 minutes to Cornell University, and Ithaca, NY.

Kristin Ahlness , Howard Hanna

43.00 ACRES
5000 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

Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York

ATTRACTIVE & AFFORDABLE PRICE! Beautiful & Spacious Sun-drenched Hilltop property with sweeping, skyscape views, value-priced at $345,000 (slightly below tax assessment value of $351,000). 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 currently 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. (Owner receives Annual Tax Reduction). Well-maintained, comfortable, bright and 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. PRINCIPALS ONLY.

Ernest Norman Hingkeldey

36.90 ACRES
1900 SQ FT
Equestrian lovers paradise on 65 Acres w/ home, in - ground pool, new indoor arena

Rotterdam, Schenectady County, New York

Equestrian farm with 64.95 acres of highly desirable land. Approximately 35 open acres of green fields/pastures, with about 30 wooded acres. 7 paddocks, 3 large run-in sheds, with a nice large round pen behind barn. New Indoor riding arena with kick wall and sand base plus an outdoor fenced riding arena. The main barn has 8 matted stalls, and a large 1 Br. apartment located above. The isolation barn has 2 stalls separate from the main barn for new horses. The main home is in beautiful condition with over 3000 SQ ft of living space complete with 4 BR's, 2.5 full baths and first floor laundry. New Roof, Siding, Windows and 200 AMP electrical service and 2 gas fireplaces. Gorgeous 9 ft deep spring fed pond stocked with large mouth bass and shiners. Detached garage with additional parking for 2 cars and 1 large pick up truck. Plenty of room for mowers and equipment- nothing to do but move in!

Holly Polsinelli , EXIT Realty Capital's Choice

64.95 ACRES
3020 SQ FT

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