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
 
 
$549,000
$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
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2760 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000
140+ acre Equestrian Estate and Retreat Center

Pattersonville, Schenectady County, New York


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.

Nanci Beyerl

140.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,795,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$570,000
Klepper Built Home with Spectacular Views on over 15 Acres!

Manlius, Onondaga County, New York


Spectacular Klepper Craftsman style home on hill w/picturesque views facing East on 15.55 acres. Craftsman built barn w/ 5 horse stalls. Riding arena. Watch the sunrise from covered front porch. Views from breakfast room w/adjoining kitchen, dining room and office/study. First floor bedroom w/full bath can be combined with office/study for 2nd master. Large kitchen (remodeled 2013) features luxury Wolf appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Soapstone counter tops, Cazenovia Cut block top on kitchen island. Family rooms features Rumsford stone fireplace. Hardwoods throughout first floor. Master Ensuite plus 3 bedrooms up. Crown mouldings. 84" doors, 9' ceilings on 1st floor. 1st floor laundry. Lower level has additional 800 sf. Rec room & workshop. Move right in and love your life!

Judy Winslow , HUNT Real Estate ERA

15.55 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3346 SQ FT
 
$599,000
equestrian estate with indoor arena, 65 fenced acres, pond and 8 stall barn...

Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York


Horse lovers and wildlife lovers...have the best of both worlds. Sit on your front porch and look out at your horses and your equestrian domain. Invite friends and family over to watch wildlife while sitting beside your heated in-ground Gunite pool. Keep your horses in shape even in inclement weather in your new 54' x 100' indoor arena or watch them frolic in 35 acres of fenced fields. Main house is in beautiful condition with oversized rooms, hardwood and carpeted floors, 1st floor laundry, huge living room with a fireplace. The main barn has 8 fully matted horse stalls, each with its own electric outlet.There is also a tack and feed room, h & c water and a modern 1-bedroom apartment for added income or a caretaker. Close to NYS thruway. All this on 65 acres. House has 4 bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen. Three frost free hydrants in the pastures. Room to ride; large equipment barn with 2 isolation stalls.

Marsha Himler , Equitas Realty

64.09 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$549,000
Horse Property with Breathtaking Views

East Chatham, Columbia County, New York


Breathtaking views from this wonderful custom built colonial - improvements are an amish 4 stall horse barn w/ tack area, riding ring, paddocks, waterers and riding trails. Heated garage 8 car tandem, walkout framed and plumbed basement. Queechy Lake Rights, near skiing, Tanglewood, all Berkshire and Columbia County attractions - Don't miss this special home that could be yours, you will want to stay!

Rochelle Bartolo , Beach & Bartolo Realtors, Inc

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$799,000
Back Brook Farm, Bovina Center, New York

Bovina Center, Delaware County, New York


BACK BROOK FARM, an EQUESTRIAN ESTATE, is located on the outskirts of charming and historic Bovina Center in Delaware County. This scenic 32+ acre property borders the Little Delaware River and is a delightful mix of fenced fields (all White Lightning high tensile fencing), pastures and woods. The original dairy barn was converted for horses in the early 1990's and features 6 LARGE STALLS (one with turn-out), a FEED ROOM, a TACK ROOM, a gardening shed and ample storage space. The 150' x 72' INDOOR RIDING ARENA has a sand and pea gravel floor, 8 full ceiling fans, extensive lighting, 3 water hydrants and 2 ADDITIONAL STALLS. The Indoor Arena opens to the 230' x 100' OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA enclosed with fencing and EXQUISITE HAND-CRAFTED STONEWORK. There is a ROUND TRAINING PEN, 60' in diameter, with full sand footing. And, 3 run-in sheds in the pasture. Plus a TOOLSHED/WORKSHOP with electric. The CIRCA 1920's FARMHOUSE was completely renovated in 1990 and features living room with brick fireplace, formal dining room with bay window, spacious kitchen with oak cabinets, master bedroom with en suite bath, 2 or 3 additional bedrooms and 2 more full baths. All baths feature whirlpool tubs. SAUNA, "mud room", office and laundry. Wood floors throughout. Sundeck overlooks a pond and perennial gardens. And, there is a huge RAISED BED GARDEN constructed of the same MAGNIFICENT STONEWORK hand-crafted by a local artisan/mason. 41 miles to Cobleskill and less than 2 hours to Saratoga Springs.

Dorothy McArdle , Apple Tree Realty

32.30 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$375,000
Bucolic Setting * CNY Equine Alley

Erieville, Madison County, New York


Enjoy the pleasant aspects of these 9.83 acres in the countryside as you approach this mini-Farmhouse Estate through ferns & established maples while looking on past the big red barn(w/4stalls), the outbuilding w/1100 sqft in-law apart or office and on to the rolling pastures beyond. Built in 1850, this home has original details right alongside modern amenities for example,the Kit. w/a cool granite breakfast bar adjacent to a cozy family rm. created from a grainery. The DR is open to the sun rm. & on into lrg.family rm. w/cathedral ceiling & access to the back deck.The 1st fl. features a Mstr Bdrm.w/bath en’suite&a 2nd full bath. Upstairs, you’ll find another Mstr Bdrm.w/bath en’suite,2 Bdrms. & a potential office..Just 6.7 miles to the Village of Cazenovia & our award winning schools.

Karen Reynolds , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

9.83 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3389 SQ FT
 
$1,488,800
24+ Acres, Established horse complex, near Cornell University - Cayuga Lake View

Lansing, Tompkins County, New York


655 Ridge Road Horse Center - 24+ acreage near Cornell University, with an indoor arena, 12 horse stalls, paddocks, the ability to make your own hay, hay storage, and the grounds are set up for active training, teaching and all around horse friendly property. There is a custom built brick home 3 bedrooms (plus office) 2 1/2 bath home with the ability to have two separate living levels or currently as it is, a single family set up. (2 kitchens) All of this is overlooking Cayuga Lake and the City of Ithaca. There are additional building lots or more pasture available.

Melissa Miller Fedrizzi , RE/MAX In Motion

24.46 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1708 SQ FT
 
$525,000
Room to Roam on this affordable 16.98 acre horse property with custom log home

Verbank, Dutchess County, New York


Beautiful flag lot entrance to private property in preferred area near Millbrook, NY. Perfect for small horse farm, full time residence, weekend getaway, and life undisturbed by the rest of the world. Two bedrooms plus loft, sitting area, office and full basement. Septic is 1500 gallons. Absolute must see on a bright sunny day to take in the beauty of this special property. Log home privately situated on 16.98 acres in 10 acre zone near the charming village of Millbrook. Live the good life in this countrified area with low Millbrook School taxes. Barn with two horse stalls.Leased Solar panels on barn cut all of your electric to next to nothing. American Cherry wide board flooring on main floor and Yellow Pine upstairs. Custom kitchen with granite counter tops, and cabinets with seeded glass inserts. Bluestone fireplace warms you by switching on and automatically starts when needed, pellet insert but can be wood burning. Golf course and hunt club nearby. Deed Restrictions. Wooded area in mapped DEC wetland. A real treasure.

Linda C Krall , Houlihan Lawrence East Fishkill

16.98 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2005 SQ FT

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