About New York

New York

New York is the nation's third most populous state and ranks as the 27th largest state by size. It is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City, which, 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, the 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 terms 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.

 
$425,000
View From Every Room

Ogdensburg, St Lawrence County, New York


ionThis home offers one floor living and Panoramic views of the Majestic St Lawrence River from every room in the house! Kitchen, Family Room Formal Dining Room, Living Room, Master Suite, Bedroom #2 and Bedroom #3. Kitchen is open to the family room that leads to the terrace; perfect for casual entertaining. If your entertaining calls for a more formal affair this home has that covered as well with it formal dining room, lighted by a chandelier imported from Italy, opened to an elegant living room over looking a quieter space on the terrace. Watch beautiful sunsets from your Master suite. Open those sliding doors on those warm summer nights and fall asleep to the sweet sounds of the St Lawrence washing against the flat rocks along your shore line. I did say this was a master suit so I must mention the his and hers walk in closets, the master bath with jet tub, tile shower, double sinks and her own mirrored make up vanity. This home has been beautifully maintained! The owners spared no expense when they completed updates. Just to highlight a few: 2019 new Hot water tank and copper plumbing, new outside kitchen on the terrace that has yet to be used, 2018 exterior of the home stained, 2017 seamless gutters, custom made rod iron railing for the terrace, 2016 new roof with architectural shingle with copper flask, new furnace and central air, 2015 updated Kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, dishwasher, double oven, cook top, Italian granite counter tops and back splash, new carpet, new storm doors, and new garage door. If your looking for waterfront and privacy but still need to be close to city this is your home. Call today for your private showing.

Mildred “COOKIE” Recore , River Run Realty LLC

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2544 SQ FT
 
$1,850,000
Exquisite Waterfront Mediterranean - style Villa

Nyack, Rockland County, New York


Exquisite Waterfront Mediterranean-style Villa sits high above the Hudson River, spectacularly perched on a private hillside of the former Rose family estate. Luxuriously surrounded by nature, yet less than a mile from the center of Nyack Village, with nearly 200 ft of secluded beachfront, and full riparian rights. Expertly built in 2001 with old world materials - wood, metal, stone, and red tile roof. Designed to be beautiful, comfortable, & filled with light. Wide-open floor plan on the main level w/perfect focal point of a double-sided stone fireplace, hand-hewn beams, and French doors opening to wrap-around terraces. Hand-crafted details include mosaic entry, stained glass windows, wrought iron railings, + imported light fixtures. Gourmet kitchen has walk-in pantry w/freezer, 6-burner stove encased in brick hearth, 2 wall ovens, 48" glass-front Traulsen fridge. 6 BR, 4.5 Ba, includes guest suite. Also features 3-car garage, back-up generator + fenced property. New tile roof in 2016.

Laura Weintraub , Weld Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$359,900
Looking for an elusive private setting on Canandaigua Lake?

Rushville, Yates County, New York


Looking for that elusive private setting with expansive views of Canandaigua Lake at an affordable price? Consider this property! High ceilings and views from windows in every room create a sense of space that belies the listed square footage. Featuring a fieldstone fireplace with insert in the cozy living room, eat-in kitchen, full bath, and bedroom. This cottage sits on a 150ft of frontage barely visible from homes on either side. The two story boathouse makes a fun place for guests to sleep by the water with additional storage for your lake toys. Are you looking for something more spacious but with privacy? This may be a great option for a rebuild with a newer septic system engineered for a three bedroom home.

The Chad & Karey Team , REMAX Properties

0.90 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
624 SQ FT
 
$459,900
Magnificent waterfront home with gated community 2350 sq. feet dock included

Chittenango, Madison County, New York


Magnificent Waterfront Gated Community 3 bedrooms and office 2350 square feet.

Tina Zabinski , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2450 SQ FT
 
$839,000
Impeccably appointed, resort - style residence - stunning views of Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York


Impeccably appointed, resort-style residence on a cul-du-sac, with stunning views of Canandaigua Lake. Make this your year round home or your summer home. Either way you will never want to leave. Sitting on either the upper or lower deck viewing beautiful sun and moon rises, glistening on the lake water, provides a sense of relaxation and calm. The Terrace Drive residences are registered as condos, making your taxes a fraction of what they would be otherwise. These homes are within the Bristol Harbour Community, allowing access to a community center with a fitness room, library, meeting rooms; tennis and pickleball courts; picnic, playground and basketball area; sand beach and swimming. All of this is within a short drive of Bristol Mountain, Canandaigua City with shopping, entertainment, eateries, and an airport, makes this one of the most unique properties on Canandaigua Lake.

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2900 SQ FT
 
$875,000
Indulgence on Seneca Lake

Dundee, Yates County, New York


"Indulgence on the Lake's" inviting serenity will transform your busy lifestyle into one of harmonious tranquility every time you enter the driveway and look out toward the majestic waters of Seneca Lake. This large contemporary lake house has entertainment space, a large master suite, guest suites, large deck with hot tub, in-law apartment above garage, fenced in yard, a private beach with a large permanent dock, and endless views of the Lake. Rental History Available

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

1.86 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
2714 SQ FT
 
$499,999
Exceptional 1000 Islands River Waterfront with Dock and Sweeping Lawns

Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York


Four bedroom three full bath home on the St. Lawrence River on a large lot with ample dockage located on St. Lawrence Park Rd in the 1000 Islands Region near Alexandria Bay, NY The home is located on the peninsula of St. Lawrence Park which features many beautiful waterfront homes and is minutes from he 1000 Island's International Bridge (American - Canadian Border) This property is an hour and a half from Syracuse, NY, and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There are three airports within 30 to 90 miles and Route I-81 brings you with in 5 minutes of the property. Jefferson County real property office shows 1633 sq. ft. which does not include the lower level of approximately 1300 sq. ft. of living space plus a basement area which includes the mechanical area, laundry and storage space of 300 sq. ft. ;more or less.

Deborah C Schaefer, Lic. RE Broker/Owner , Front Porch Realty

1.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2600 SQ FT
 
$269,990
Stunning Waterfront located in the Gateway to the Hamptons.

Center Moriches, Suffolk County, New York


Paradise found! Shy acre of waterfront property on quiet dead end street. Build your dream vacation or year round home on Old Neck Creek. Just minutes from your dock to the open bay, boating, jet skiing, sunsets and all that the water and the South Shore has to offer. A short car ride into town for dining, shopping, golf, farm stands and beaches from Center Moriches to Westhampton and beyond. Call today for more information on your piece of paradise.

Peggy Nenos , Realty Connect USA

95.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
41382 SQ FT
 
$199,000
Magnificent WATERFRONT land!!

Argyle, Washington County, New York


Build your dream home overlooking the beautiful Cossayuna Lake!! Great location for outdoor enthusiasts; enjoy fishing, boating, kyaking, swimming, bird watching and making lots of memories!! Public boat launch nearby. 270'+ of lake front!! 3 properties being sold as 1. Sale includes 4653 & 4655 CR 48.

Karen Lohret , Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, Blake Realtors

1.18 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$459,900
Spectacular Home on Conesus Lake in the Finger Lakes, NY!

Conesus, Livingston County, New York


OWNERS RELOCATING! GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT PROPERTY. 62' OF WATERFRONT ON CONESUS LAKE WITH A BEAUTIFUL 2009 BUILT HOME. LARGE LOT ACROSS THE STREET WITH A BRAND NEW 3 CAR GARAGE & EXTRA PARKING. THE WINDOWS IN THE BEDROOMS ARE SHAPED LIKE THE SAILS ON A BOAT & FRAME THE VIEW OF THE LAKE PERFECTLY. THE LIVING SPACE HAS HUGE WINDOWS AS WELL. THERE ISN'T A SPOT FROM THE KITCHEN & LIVING ROOM THAT DOESN'T HIGHLIGHT THE VIEW! DREAMY! DON'T WAIT! LOW MAINTENANCE! NOTHING TO DO HERE BUT MOVE IN! BE IN BY SUMMER! LIVE YOUR DREAM OF A VACATION LIFESTYLE! CONESUS LAKE IS ABOUT 30 MINUTES SOUTH OF ROCHESTER, NY AND 90 MINUTES FROM BUFFALO, NY. IT HAS PUBLIC WATER, SEWER AND NATURAL GAS. 2 RESTAURANTS ON THE LAKE AND AN AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT IN THE VILLAGE OF LIVONIA ALONG WITH COUNTLESS OTHERS. IT IS SURROUNDED BY GOLF COURSES, A DRIVE-IN, A FUN CENTER, SHOPPING, QUAINT VILLAGES, OTHER FINGER LAKES AND SKI RESORTS. THE AREA IS BREATHTAKING. THE LAKE IS JUST THE RIGHT SIZE TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY WATER SPORTS EARLY IN THE SPRING SEASON AND LATER INTO THE FALL. THERE IS NOTHING QUITE AS NICE AS CONESUS LAKE. THE RING OF FIRE ON THE 3RD OF JULY IS SPECTACULAR! ENJOY SWIMMING, BOATING, WATER SKIING, JET SKIING, OR JUST CRUISING AROUND IN YOUR PONTOON BOAT! WATERSIDE CONCERTS EVERY SUNDAY FROM VITALE PARK AND THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS AT DEER RUN WINERY WITH FOOD TRUCKS AND OF COURSE WINE!

Julie Smith , RE/MAX Hometown Choice

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1976 SQ FT

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