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
 
 
$495,000
Red Hen Farm / Iconic Catskill Farmhouse

Andes, Delaware County, New York


Featured in the film The Northern Kingdom, Red Hen Farm is an Andes treasure and a Catskill Premier property. Built circa 1890, this iconic homestead was settled by one of the founding families of Andes. This property has only had two owners  in the past 128 years - the roots run deep in this beautiful area of the Great Western Catskill Mountains. The current owner is an avid equestrian and the property is ideal for those who own and love horses, but has a great deal of flexibility. THE HOUSE - Upon entering the house one is struck by the beautiful natural light, the intuitive layout and an organic flow from one room to another. The common areas consist of a formal dining room, living room, sun room, a full bathroom and a two room eat-in kitchen which is ideal for large parties and those who like space to spread out.The kitchen features original wood cabinetry, vaulted ceilings and butcher block & stainless counter tops. Many original details adorn the house including wood floors, brass door knobs, period lighting fixtures, wood molding and more. There are  4 roomy bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs. A wrap around front and side porch is an appealing feature of the house which extends the living, entertaining and conversation areas. As a bonus, there is a large finished attic space which could be a play room, a writers studio, storage- you are only limited by your imagination. GUEST HOUSE AND BARN - The adorable detached one bedroom guest house has it’s own private entrance, a small deck and is loaded with appealing details. The cathedral ceilings, large open living area and loft space is both functional and charming. The bathroom has a claw foot tub and is very roomy, the kitchen is straight forward and comfortable. This living space adds real value to the property.  The barn is multifunctional building, combining a large two car garage, a separate room for storage and 3 stalls for horses. The tack room is a horse lovers dream, heated, electrified and has both hot and cold running water. The horse stalls have direct access to the one of 5 electrified horse paddocks.  LAND / ETC - Much of the land was designed and set up for horses. With 5 electrified horse paddocks, 4 run in sheds, bridal paths through - out, the land is both beautiful and accessible. The dressage arena with chopped rubber footing was created for training horses. Extensive white fencing , two silos, stone walls and circular driveway beckons to a bygone era. Perennial gardens, fruit trees, a seasonal stream, and many varieties of lilacs will thrill the gardener. The bucolic country setting, the views and vegetation make this a very special property. LOCATION - Minutes to the charming Catskill Mountain village of Andes, a short ride to boating, hiking and shopping - the location is classic country but close to services. 

TIMBERLAND PROPERTIES , Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties

41.07 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2836 SQ FT
 
$259,900
Beautiful Gentleman's Farm with Horse & Dog Facilities

McDonough, Chenango County, New York


Beautiful country farm home and 1800s post & beam barn located in the beautiful rolling hills of Chenango County, New York. Perfectly remodeled with all the modern upgrades but still maintaining country charm. Conveniently located just 11 miles from Norwich, NY, the County Seat of Chenango County where you will find all the services you may need (shopping, restaurants, hospital, county offices, etc.) About an hour to Binghamton (Binghamton University) or Syracuse (Syracuse University) and about 1.25 hour to Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame, Otsego Lake) or Ithaca (Cornell University, Finger Lakes.) This beautiful property is located on a quiet, town-maintained road just a short drive to fishing (Balsam Pond, Bowman Lake, Geneganslet Creek), the Finger Lakes Trail and just 484 feet from thousands of acres of New York State Forest for hunting hiking, or riding. Many dirt roads for riding or driving. The 47+ acres are mostly pasture/hay fields with about 11+/- acres of woods. There is a small pond and an intermittent creek. Sit on the front porch with your morning beverage and watch the sunrise over the barn. Beautiful views of the fields and rolling wooded hills beyond. You and your horses/dogs will be happy to call this home!

Diane Fanelli , Chenango County Realty

47.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Bring your Horses! Beautiful River Front Property with 2 Stall Horse Barn.

Gansevoort, Saratoga County, New York


Beautifully Restored Federal Colonial Home on the Hudson River with Custom Features throughout. Private Dock, Brick Paver Patio space for outdoor dining and wonderful tiered deck sitting area overlooking the River.

Barb Spellman , Better Way Realty

3.96 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3440 SQ FT
 
$399,000
Horse Property For Sale with Beautiful Mountain Views

Greenwich, Washington County, New York


Restored Colonial Farmhouse situated on 2.41 acres with stunning mountain views.

Barb Spellman , Better Way Realty

2.41 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2700 SQ FT
 
$349,900
Chenango County 20 acre hobby farm, 3 / 2 Contemporary hillside home

Greene, Chenango County, New York


Watch your horses from the back deck. Great hobby farm for horses and other animals. Modern home & 34x40' barn, 8 stall, heated tack room, wash rack/hay stall w/removable dividers, hay loft, 10' turn-out opens to 5 fenced pastures. Concrete floors, interior sliding stall doors.15' Breezeway to 30'x40' shop with overhead garage door. Wood stove hookup, attic storage.

Candice Brady, Assoc. Broker , Warren Real Estate of Greater Binghamton 607-217-5673

20.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2222 SQ FT
 
$750,000
Amish Farm in Troupsburg, NY

Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York


This beautiful farm in the green, rolling hills of Troupsburg, Steuben County, New York, about 7.5 miles north of the Pennsylvania/New York border will captivate you with its verdant beauty. Its +-150 acres are enhanced by three improvements: a residence, and two barns. An additional +-150 acres (to total 306.55 acres) are available for purchase for $350,000. The additional acreage is comprised of 82 lightly wooded acres and tillable 57.05 acres. The spacious Amish-built residence of wood and block construction sits on about 7.5 acres and was built in 2008. Its two stories and 3,344 square feet encompass about 11 rooms, an enclosed 336 sf porch, a full basement, and a walk-in attic. The house has well insulated windows and is built of quality materials. Heated by a large wood stove, electricity is installed to the building but the inside of the house is not wired. The property has a well and septic tank, but the previous owners used two outhouses, one indoors with a gray water system, and one outdoors. The farm has been used for dairy cattle, to graze grass-fed cattle, and to grow crops. A 3,496 sf wood horse barn with wood floors, block foundation, steel roof and a half-story hay loft of 1,240 sf, and a one-story steel, open-side dairy barn of 24,040 sf housed the livestock--could easily be converted into a large horse stable. There are several other outbuildings. Electric service is available to the horse barns also, but again there is no interior wiring. With its own pond and two streams, this little piece of paradise is a clean slate for you to make it your own. Its ready for you to apply your own vision—a working horse farm, bed and breakfast, or haycation venue.

Laurie Frantz , Keller Williams

150.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
3344 SQ FT
 
$649,900
Gorgeous Equestrian Facility with Remodeled Home

South Wales, Erie County, New York


Pictures do tell some, but not all this rustic country home has to offer. From the floor up this home has been completely redesigned and remodeled. Nearly everything including re-insulation has been finished. Previously enjoyed as an in-law suite is a connected but private 784 sqft 1BR 1BATH apartment off the garage and can be easily converted back and/or used as main space living. Situated on a nearly 60 acres this property opens its barn doors to a true horse enthusiast as well. 19 total stalls, a 60x185 indoor arena, an outdoor arena with very large sand track, and the 80ft pipe round pen with sand footing and walker. Walker and pen will stay!! Cleared trails throughout the property that open to to large hay fields and serene country views. Must see to fully enjoy, call today.

Misty Byroads , JRS MORGAN REALTY LLC

57.46 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2280 SQ FT
 
$369,900
Beautiful Renovated House w/ Large Horse Barn, Pastures, & Cross Country Course

Genoa, Cayuga County, New York


Want just a 20 minute commute to Ithaca from a property that has EVERYTHING? This property consists of 33+ acres of parklike setting that is bordered on two sides by Salmon Creek. It has woods, a pond with large koi fish, pastures, barn, outbuilding/garages, plus an updated/efficient home! This 4BR, 2.5BA + office house features newer anderson windows & doors, new roof, new well, radiant heat flooring, cherry cabinets, molding & trim, granite counters, gorgeous tile & pergo floors, vaulted ceilings, massive rooms, & full walkout basement! There is a large fenced yard for the dogs. Hunt on your own property. Perfect for horses or other livestock with acres of pastures, a 7-stall barn, tack room, feed room, grass riding arena, new run-in shed and cross country jumps. The outbuildings also include a mechanic shop, storage in an insulated helicopter hangar, hobby farm or all of the above! 33+ acres features trails throughout the property into the woods and down to the stream, several areas for camping (great view from the helipad!). Enjoy nature and your own black raspberries, grapes (make your own jelly), mulberries, rhubarb, strawberries, maple trees for syrup and morel mushrooms. Ask your agent for list of improvements!

Grace Petrisin , Warren Real Estate

33.60 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2564 SQ FT
 
$1,600,000
11 Acre Horse Property in Beach Community

Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York


Beautiful North Fork Long Island Horse Farm in Soundview Meadows Beach Community. 10 Acres Agricultural land and One Acre Residential. Farm has separate entrance and is completely fenced in with Horse Safe Fencing. Indoor Riding Arena, 10 Stall barn. Close to Wineries and Beaches.

Gina Leslie , NOFO

11.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$269,000
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN MINI HORSE RETREAT ON 10 ACRES

Bovina Center, Delaware County, New York


Town of Bovina, Delaware County, Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York. Here's an opportunity to own a darling 1500 SF, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, updated, well maintained 1980's, Dutch Colonial, on 10 acres located off a town maintained road less traveled. Once you step inside the front door you will be pleasantly surprised by the rustic interior design. Wood floors, plank interior walls with cosmetic beams from the kitchen to the living room to include an expansive river stone wood burning fireplace w/wood insert in the living room. Updated kitchen continues the theme with custom designed rough cut barn wood kitchen cabinets. 2nd floor offers 3 bedrooms each with amble closet space and cozy carpet floors. Master bedroom is spacious with another beautiful river stone fireplace and bathroom with claw foot tub. Still need more room, finished full basement with potential 2nd living room plus utility room/storage area. Front covered porch looks out onto the view of the forever wild 162 acres of New York City lands. Back decking offers the ultimate outdoor shower for those hot summer nights. In case you ever have a desired to own some farm animals, there is a 4 stall horse barn with 8+/- acres of meadows and plenty of picturesque split rail fencing in place. Delhi Central School. 20 minutes to skiing, less than 3 hours from NYC. It's ready for someone to come along and build their own little mini farm or not. It's certainly unique and has been well cared for.

Stacy S. Keck-Colliton/Associate Real Estate Broker , Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties

10.34 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1518 SQ FT

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