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
Beautiful 27 Acre Estate with Opportunities for Equestrian Property

Northport, Suffolk County, New York

Rare opportunity for a 27.63 acre estate on Long Island’s Gold Coast. A private .3 mile driveway winds past rolling lawns and majestic trees to a spectacular home designed by renowned American architect Henry Killam Murphy in 1907. With extraordinary elegance, millwork and original detail throughout, the home boasts gracious common areas and soaring ceilings, 8 wood-burning fireplaces, large living room, wood-paneled dining room, formal library, 5 ensuite master bedrooms, separate 3 bedroom guest/staff wing, massive attic, sprawling basement and wrap-around porches. Separate 2-car garage (with upstairs studio) and a private gunite pool with cabana. Currently two tax lots with endless possibilities for residential development, agricultural and equestrian use. Located only minutes from the Long Island Sound, Northern Parkway, Long Island Expressway and LIRR, private access beaches, golf courses and all amenities, this one-of a kind property offers the best of both worlds: unparalleled privacy and convenient access. A remarkable opportunity not to be missed!

Maria Siringo , Nest Seekers International

27.63 ACRES
6500 SQ FT
28 Acre Estate Adjacent to County Forest

West Valley, Cattaraugus County, New York

Superior home on 28 acres and minutes from Ellicottville. Beautifully landscaped and maintained. Bordered on two sides by county woodland and surrounded by trees for privacy. Open floor plan, all radiant heat throughout main floor and basement, custom designed kitchen with quartz counter tops and island, solid oak doors and trim, 9 foot poured basement walls, 5 large block basement windows, extra plumbing available for bath in basement,water softener system, 16'x34' year round sun room off living room with floor to ceiling windows,16'x24' covered deck, all vinyl windows, structured wiring throughout for entertainment pleasure, central vacuum system, large first floor laundry, all appliances stay, hand split fireplace with heat-o- lator can be wood or propane. 3 septic systems.

Amy DeTine , ERA Team VP

28.50 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
Beautifully Remodeled Rustic Lodge with Open Fields and Trails on 80 Acres

Childwold, St Lawrence County, New York

Your Adirondack dream horse retreat! Conveniently located, The Lodge at Seveys is beautifully renovated and sits on 80 acres and borders nearly 5000 acres of state land which provides access to Leonard Pond, Raquette River, and the state snowmobile trail system. The Lodge comes completely furnished with rustic furniture and decor throughout. The Lodge sleeps 14 and has 2.5 baths so plenty of room for large gatherings. The commercial kitchen is ready to go to prepare hearty meals. The land has a nice mix of open fields and forest areas with utility roads. This unique property can also be used for a vacation rental and has a strong rental history. A multi-use destination for your outdoor horse adventures!

Matthew Ellis , LaValley Real Estate

79.40 ACRES
3072 SQ FT
Spacious 260 acre estate with 2 ponds, 3000+ sq. ft. home and 2 story barn.

Constableville, Lewis County, New York

PEACE AND TRANQUILITY SURROUND YOU on this 260 acre parcel of land with lovely, extremely well kept 3,000+ sq ft year round home with 4 full baths and 5 bedrooms. Terrific views of 1 of two ponds on the property and wooded groves teaming with deer, turkey, and an abundance of birds. Many trails lead you throughout the acreage and also provide easy access to the state snow mobile and ATV routes. High tech siding insulates the open concept, cathedral ceilinged home. Metal roof, windows from floor to ceiling, gorgeous sky lights, updated bathrooms and so much more. Fabulous barn and additional 2 car oversized garage providing 4 total garage spaces. There is nothing like this currently available, a diamond found for sure. Road is maintained by the town.

Terry O'Brien , Bridgeview Real Estate Services LLC

260.00 ACRES
3063 SQ FT
Bridgehampton Estate With Rare Building Envelope For Equestrian Structures

Water Mill, Suffolk County, New York

Nestled in the tranquil fields of the Bridgehampton countryside, this unique offering boasts nearly 22-acres of Hamptons real estate overlooking Atlantic Golf Club. The first two parcels in this package, which are currently being used as a polo field, comprise over 19.5 acres of pristine agricultural reserve with a building envelope of more than 1.97 acres that can be used for agricultural or equestrian structures. The third lot is nearly 1.65 acres, abuts the expansive reserve, and has been improved with a custom Jay Bialsky home. Accessible from a quiet enclave of prestigious estates, the circular stone driveway leads to both a detached garage and an attached heated garage. Once inside, this magnificent residence offers around 13,000 sq. ft. of clubhouse-like living space enhanced by architectural stone accents and character grade white oak flooring. The interior is warm, inviting, and comfortable with exceptional open living spaces and walls of windows to capitalize on the pastoral setting. The main level features a grand foyer, living room, great room, library with wet bar, family room, dining room, two half baths, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel island and high-end appliances, breakfast area that opens to the back terrace, laundry room, and two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Located on the second floor, the master bedroom has panoramic windows overlooking the agricultural reserve. The attached master bathroom offers his/hers sinks, a makeup station, a soaking tub, and a large shower. Three additional bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a sitting room with an ensuite bathroom, and a laundry room are located on the second level. There is also an office with half bathroom and multi-person sauna as well. The finished lower level provides a gymnastics area, golf simulator, fitness studio, billiards room, wine cellar, media room, painting area, full bathroom with steam, and a half bathroom. The house is equipped with a generator, motorized shades, Crestron home automation, Lutron wireless lighting, Gemini security, Sonos sound, and more. Additionally, the heating and air conditioning system has no less than 16 zones, automatic humidifiers, and HEPA air filtration. Other interior amenities include six fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, luxury finishes, custom windows, and high-grade hardware. The residential property is extensively landscaped and includes roughly 6,000 sq. ft. of gracious exterior living space. Extending off the breakfast area and family room of the main level is a beautiful sun-drenched terrace that overlooks the reserve and has a Viking grill. A private, hedge-lined patio also on the south side of the house offers a heated gunite pool with built-in wet bench and spa, a pool house with a full bathroom, and an outdoor shower. The grounds also benefit from a separate guest cottage with kitchenette and full bathroom. This wonderful Hamptons compound is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Wines Team , Saunders & Associates

21.16 ACRES
13008 SQ FT
Beautiful Horse Property in Excellent Location!

Binghamton, Broome County, New York

LOOK NO FURTHER! Gorgeous Multi-Use facility!This property situated near highways,w/ gorgeous views. Featuring 15 box stalls, 2 grooming stalls & wash stall. Fabulous setup for boarding/training. 2 tack rooms, feed room, utility room, & large office. Plumbed for bathroom. Viewing room looks out to indoor ring. 5 Fenced pastures. Round Pen. Outdoor arena, indoor arena. Space cleared to build a house

Colleen Goldstone , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

20.00 ACRES

Walton, Delaware County, New York

IMPECCABLE EQUESTRIAN COMPOUND WITH AN UNSURPASSED FIVE MILE VIEW! A horse owners paradise complete with a 60' x 100' INDOOR ARENA with 11 box stalls plus one pony box stall; tack rooms and 5 generous paddocks with wooden fencing and ample acreage to expand. FOUR BOARD WOOD FENCING ensures the safety and security of your favorite equines. Nelson automatic watering system means no frozen buckets in the 10 x 12 box stalls with rubber matting. It is a SELF CONTAINED HORSE LOVERS WORLD tucked away on a gently sloped and beautifully landscaped hillside and situated on a quiet dead end road. For HORSE SHOW ENTHUSIASTS, HUNT SEAT, STOCK SEAT and DRIVING SHOWS are close by in Ellenville, Syracuse, Cooperstown, Cazenovia and Cobbleskill . Leisure trail riders can enjoy miles of riding right off the property and at nearby Bear Spring Mountain. The famed Delaware County Fair in Walton offers a week long schedule of horse show events for every discipline. As an added bonus the home is located minutes from the County Seat in Delhi and Oneonta, two small comfortable cities which feature 3 colleges between them as well as extensive shopping and two hospital systems. Enjoy the ideal rural lifestyle with nearby conveniences at close hand.

Lorraine Takahashi , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

11.00 ACRES
1662 SQ FT
Stately Country Manor on 13 acres on Saratoga Lake, Stables, Barn, Riding Arena

Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York

A Once in a Lifetime opportunity to become part of the History and Excitement that is Saratoga Springs! Gracious and substantial best describe the plans for this stately property consisting of 13 acres on Saratoga Lake. The Main home is located high above the lake with sweeping water views. Consisting of over 8,500 SQ FT, plus an additional 3,800 SQ FT finished at the lower level walkout, this extensive residence is a modern take on a country manor. Enter the grounds through your private gate and tour the vast grounds as you arrive at the formal car court. Enter through the Glass Atrium and discover a residence that is laid out for entertaining around a large patio/pool area overlooking the lake and grounds. This massive home enjoys a modern open floor plan with a soaring great room; the adjacent kitchen with a massive island and a completely, separate prep kitchen. The full owners apartment offers a private respite with its own outdoor spaces and a lap pool. Guests will enjoy the numerous private bedroom suites on the second level. The finished lower level contains a theater, spa, gym, meeting room and a huge family room! Lots and lots of room for entertaining, friends, and family with 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in the main residence, and a complete attached two-bedroom guest residence that is private, yet accessible to the main home via the glass bridge. The outbuildings include a lake side pavilion, horse stables, equipment barns, an indoor riding arena and a completely, separate caretaker residence. The grounds include formal gardens and lawns around the manor, a riding arena, paddock space, and of course – extensive waterfront amenities, including a large private recreation area, a summer pavilion, and boat docks.

Scott Varley , Keller Williams Capital District

13.00 ACRES
8500 SQ FT
The Linger Lodge in Ellicottville

Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, New York

Welcome to the Linger Lodge. This property offers so many features to become your equestrian facility just outside of the Village of Ellicottville. The private driveway brings you up to the property with 37+ acres, a home, heated garage, and barn. The private, wooded hillside is perfect to create your own trails or outdoor riding arena. Enjoy the serenity at the Linger Lodge and all seasons of Western New York, whether it be on your horse, four wheeler, or a hike! This is a must see! This property is located within miles of the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds and Erie County Fairgrounds/ Buffalo Raceway.

Dave Blanchard , Holiday Valley Realty Company

37.80 ACRES
3500 SQ FT
Solar Powered Contemporary, Hudson Valley, NY!

West Coxsackie, Greene County, New York

Unique open concept contemporary home with sculptural chimney- 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home with additional 624 sq ft finished basement. On 9.4 acres with solar power- freedom from electric bills 8 months of the year! Plenty of out buildings for projects, horses, storage: 2 stall horse barn; separate Studio/Barn with electric; wood shed. 5 acres of invisible dog fence and wooded paths right in your backyard. Enjoy charming Coxsackie's waterfront village farmers market, shops & restaurants: Mansion + Reed, Cask & Rasher, The Yellow Deli, etc & hiking at the nearby Hannacroix Creek Preserve. Convenient to the thruway & Albany (20 min), Catskill (20 min), Hudson (25 min), & 2.5 hours from NYC.

Susan DeFord , Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

9.40 ACRES
2392 SQ FT

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