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
 
$695,000
High Point Equestrian Estate & Retreat Center

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
 
$550,000
Horse lovers, trails. for - ever wild. Bring your horses for a special deal.

Westerlo, Albany County, New York


Horse lovers, trails. for-ever wild. Bring your horses for a special deal. This private and secluded property with deed restrictions to preserve it's unique natural habitat is a must see. Nestled on 112 acres+/_, this property has much to offer to include adjacent stall horse barn, private driveway leads to pastures and various garage space to store your equipment. Home features a one of a kind 3-story dwelling with solar availability. Many hobbies will enjoy the surrounding grounds to include pond. Gardens throughout. In addition to this parcel you may purchase as a package deal additional land with additional dwellings for a great rental investment opportunity.

Robert Crevatas , Hunt Real Estate ERA

111.84 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1725 SQ FT
 
$799,000
Cooperstown Horse Farm 58 Acres, Indoor Arena, Beautiful Home

Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York


Whoa... Price Improved 100K on this Magnificent Cooperstown Home and Horse Farm Offering Unlimited Possibilities for Today's Family or Equine Facility on 58 Acres.

Laura Coleman , John Mitchell Real Estate

57.76 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2524 SQ FT
 
$559,000
Gentlemens Farm & Renovated FarmHouse - 58 acres

Shushan, Washington County, New York


A historic colonial farm house on over 58 spectacular acres w/pastures, horse barn, outbuildings, 2 ponds (1 =18'deep) & mature forests. Tastefully renovated home w modern amenities, ample natural light, wood floors t/o & 1st floor bdrm w/tin ceilings. Large deck off entire width of the home, perfect for entertaining while overlooking the stunning grounds & views of pond -Separate office entrance on lower level -Walk the pristine property to enjoy the tranquility of the horses grazing or lounge & swim off the gazebo pond side -Fly fish on the 524 ft frontage on Batten Kill or float down the river -6 horses currently housed in large barn as well as fields are leased out to area farmers -Surround yourself by the eclectic neighborhood of artists, authors, attorneys who reside in this area.

Tamara Valentine , Roohan Realty

58.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.1 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT
 
$280,000
Huge indoor arena, multiple barns with stalls, run - ins, and home, in Corning NY!

South Corning, Steuben County, New York


ALL HORSE LOVERS WELCOME! Three bedroom house w 2 full baths & one car garage under & hardwood floor.You can live right next to your Barns and 60 x 120 indoor riding arena. There's even an apartment where your hired help can live. Multiple barns, garages, and run-ins. House is on city water and sewer, barns and apartment are on well and septic. The main barn is heated and has half bath and 5 horse stalls, tack room, then there's a 6 stall shed row. The house has a detached two story, two car garage with 10 foot tall doors and there's a separate 3 car garage near the main barn. Storage for hay in several buildings.

Daniel Mower , Keller Williams Realty Southern Tier & Finger Lakes

10.77 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2024 SQ FT
 
$875,000
56.3 Acre Horse Farm with gorgeous mountain views

Pine Bush, Orange County, New York


Welcome to the Howard E.Gill DVM 1890 Farmhouse! "Doc Gill" is a beloved veterinarian that practiced from this location for over 45 years. This beautiful Farmhouse w/wrap around porch is located on 56.3 sprawling acres including a 23 stall barn w/a tack room & surgery room, 10 paddocks, 1/2 mile track and 2 car garage w/2 additional stalls. The main house embraces 6 bedrooms w/3 full baths plus additional 3 bed/2 bath ranch used as a caretaker home. Large country kitchen w/island which opens to a sunroom w/2 skylights and wood stove. Gleaming wide plank floors, high ceilings, original molding & pocket doors maintain the country charm. Meander upstairs through the front or back staircases to 4 bed w/HW floors, full bath & stairs to the fin. attic w/an add. two bed & full bath. Make this beautiful home yours today! This farm can be used for Organic Farm, Solar comp. or builders. Located in the Hudson Valley w/wineries, breweries, water parks, casinos, Minn. St. Pk, Sam's Point Preserve.

Denise Clancy , Curasi Realty

56.30 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3738 SQ FT
 
$294,000
Fantastic Equestrian property w/ A - Frame log home, arena, & 42 acres possible!

Painted Post, Steuben County, New York


A little piece of Heaven only 6 minutes from town. Log house, w/ open floorplan & large above ground pool, huge deck w/ spectacular views, 24x48 workshop, 52x150 Barn w/ stalls & 7 acres all for only $294,000. Additional appx 35 acres available! What a great deal for a beautiful home & a piece of Heaven. The loft has become a bedroom & a 4th bedroom makes a great first-floor office right off the kitchen! These owners had roughed in walls in the basement for family room, bathroom & another bedroom w/ full egress window. There's even a covered porch to enjoy a shaded dinner & the views.

Daniel Mower , Keller Williams Realty Southern Tier & Finger Lakes

7.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2065 SQ FT
 
$359,900
Horse Property with 8 - Stall Morton Barn on 68.45 Acres in Adirondack Park, NY

Newcomb, Essex County, New York


Colonial (former B&B) on 68.45 acres with an 8-Stall Morton Horse Barn (104' x 36') with electric and its own drilled well. Two (2) open Corrals, Two (2) Haylofts that holds 700 Bales of hay. The barn and lofts total over 5,000 square feet. Wooded 68.45 acreage has great trails to ride horses, hike, bike...with fall and winter views of the Adirondack High Peaks. Close to Gore Mountain Ski Resort and upcoming Mt. Morris in Tupper Lake ski resort. We are located in the Heart of the Adirondack Park (Town of Newcomb -- low taxes and wonderful community!). Come place your Heart here and make special memories along with your equine friends.!!

Donna Mundinger , Gillis Realty, Inc.

68.45 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2900 SQ FT

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