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
 
 
$85,000
5 Acres Vacant Land in Homer NY

Cortland, Cortland County, New York


This is a 5 acre vacant land parcel in Homer Schools on the corner of Cosmos Hill Road and Wolf Road. Build your dream house here and small barn for a mini horse property. Mostly wooded, would need clearing for building site/pasture. Great nighttime star-gazing and distant views.

Christine CJ DelVecchio , NYS Licensed Associate R.E. Broker for 23 years! Warren Real Estate

5.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$369,000
Updated Country home on 20 acres features 6 - stall barn, pond, pool & more!

Cazenovia, Madison County, New York


Updated country home on 20 acres w/6-stall pole barn, pool &more! Looks can be deceiving as you approach this unassuming split level that features an open Liv/Din/Kit w/durable tile floors &pretty fireplace.The redone Kit boasts gorgeous cabinets, granite& SS.Down the hall you’ll find a renovated full bath w/access from the Mstr.bdrm& 2 more bdrms. The lower level has a private bdrm & lrg Fam.rm-both w/huge windows. Back upstairs & out to your country oasis w/paver patio, in-ground pool & hot tub–perfect for entertaining. On your way up to the barn, you’ll pass a swimming pond & apple orchard. The 6-stall barn w/tack rm,hay loft, H2O& electric-a 2nd 60x60 pole barn is used for storage. The topo is flat & slightly rolling-perfect for pastures. Along Equine Alley 7 miles to Caz or M'ville.

Karen Reynolds , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

20.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2600 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Stunning Contemporary on over 5 Acres could be a Fantastic Horse Property

Binghamton, Broome County, New York


Stunning one owner Contemporary home with the perfect mix of rustic and modern flair. Tons of privacy and beautiful views from every window. Open concept kitchen, dining room and great room. First floor master suite connects to laundry room. Large mudroom and home office area. second floor has two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Newly refinished walkout lower level with a family room, two bedroom, a full bathroom and a workshop/storage area. Huge three car garage with 672 square foot workshop on the second floor. Beautiful, private 5.3 acre lot with hiking/riding trails. A short walk to Aqua Terra Park and just a few minutes drive to Binghamton.

Jenifer Sopko , Warren Real Estate

5.30 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3125 SQ FT
 
$159,900
Sweet Greek Revival on 2+ fenced acres with South - facing run - in barn!

Greenwich, Washington County, New York


MOTIVATED SELLERS! Countryside retreat with room for your horses, animals and more! This awesome 1850's Greek Revival has been lovingly maintained with modern updates like triple thermo-pane windows, newer water hot water tank, updated electric box. Heated garage and generator makes work a breeze! Your horses will certainly appreciate the fully fenced, level 2+ acres and Southern facing run-in horse barn with hay loft and 100x90 riding arena with tile drains. Miles of trail riding nearby. The house is cute as a button too! Freshly painted in historic fashion, sweet Galley kitchen with $7k credit allowance, dining room and living room, 2 large bedrooms and a loft/office upstairs. Original hardwood floors throughout! Gorgeous perennials surround this lovely cottage. Call me at 518-369-4992 to see it, or email me at diane.lynch@huntrealestate.com

Diane Lynch , Hunt Real Estate

2.17 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1100 SQ FT
 
$299,900
Picturesque farmhouse offers 10 acres w/ 5+ acre horse pasture & 5 horse stalls!

Le Roy, Genesee County, New York


Spectacular Country estate offers 10 acres w/ 5+ acre horse pasture, 5 horse stalls, two barns, a natural gas well, spring-fed water & many possibilities! 4 beds, 1.1 baths & 2369 SQFT. Step into the updated kitchen ('11) w/ solid surface counters, breakfast bar & ceramic tile flrs which flows into the Family Room w/ gas fireplace, tongue & groove pine walls & a walk-out to back patio. Big Living Room w/ updated carpet, formal Dining Room & 1st-floor laundry. Main bedroom offers country hrdwds & updated bath. Barns are in great shape. Barn #1: New metal roof ('17), 5 horse stalls, tack rm, water connected & opens to 5 acre pasture w/ new fence. Barn #2: New roof, chicken coop & room for recreational use. NO GAS BILL as Natural gas well provides 200,000 cu. ft. of free gas annually. Great value!

Paul Banach , Keller Williams Realty

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2369 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 , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

111.84 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1725 SQ FT
 
$750,000
Whoa... 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

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