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.

 
$549,000
Easy Living Condo in Waterfront Community

City Island, Bronx County, New York


Waterfront gated community. Community in-ground pool overlooks Long Island Sound and is the perfect place to wile away summer days.

Ann Marie Damashek , Weichert, Realtors

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1537 SQ FT
 
$259,900
Beautiful Lake Views

Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, New York


Live AND Work in Findley Lake, New York! Bring your business to the town's bustling Main Street-and live above in this charming, remodeled home. Enjoy mesmerizing views of the lake from nearly every room in the house!This property is steps away from the lake, located directly across the public boat launch-ideal location for a business and/or vacation home. You-and your customers-won't be able to get enough of this view! The possibilities are endless! Call today to schedule a private tour. A detailed list of improvements, layout and features are available.Community:Community library,Community:Community park(s),Community:Picnic area(s),This property is directly across the street from the public boat launch, a restaurant and a boat Marina. Also enjoy a stroll to the shops on Main street.

Shelly Sharp , Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2890 SQ FT
 
$69,500
Spectacular waterfront building lot with 97 feet of frontage

Bridgeport, Madison County, New York


.34 acre building lot Water, electric, gas and sewer available at road Septic tank on property Approved to build on 20 minutes to Syracuse

Karen Blanding , Hunt Real Estate ERA

0.34 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$239,500
Affordable lake living in Central New York

Port Byron, Cayuga County, New York


Lake living at its best! Year round 4bedroom, 2 full bath home with 200 ft of lake frontage. This is an amazing house for entertaining. Den downstairs is being used as a 5th bedroom currently. Composite deck down at the lake for tanning, swimming and BBQing! The lake frontage has a dock, floating deck for swimming, great fishing in the deepest part of the lake! This house has so much to offer! Go to DEC website to find out more about Duck Lake

Patti Schlegel , Clare Real Estate

0.91 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1500 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
The Crown Jewel of Spencer Point

Honeoye, Ontario County, New York


MLS# R1225672 Located at the end of a private road on 2.17 acres you will have beauty, privacy, and almost 330 feet of level lakefront on one of the NYS Finger Lakes. Close to the hamlet of Honeoye and just a short drive from Canandaigua, this property has potential to be anything you wish it to be.

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

2.17 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
2979 SQ FT
 
$2,400,000
Magnificent 'la bel Worstell' brings Mediterranean glamour to the Hudson Valley

Fort Montgomery, Orange County, New York


Magnificent 8-bedroom, 8 full bath “la bel Worstell” brings Mediterranean glamour to the Hudson Valley. Fabulous property is ~ four acres of prime real estate right on the Hudson River. Picturesque river and mountain views, luxury finishes, and designer details abound. Arched entryways, decorative moldings, granite, marble and Chilean teak hardwood floors. Grand entry foyer opens to captivating views of the river and mountains drawing you out the glass doors to the veranda. From the foyer, the dining room windows through the glass doors frame the front cour d’honneur, or relax in the living room in front the fireplace while taking in the expansive view. 14’ ceilings, rain forest granite floors and Chilean teak are throughout the first floor. Over-sized and open eat-in kitchen with expansive views. Includes a grand center island, pantry, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, and high-end stainless-steel appliances including double oven and double-wide refrigerator/freezer. Huge kitchen with sliding-glass doors to the veranda and steps to the in-ground pool and outdoor kitchen. Palatial first-floor master suite features a fireplace mantel, huge walk-in closet, and green marble master bath with soaking tub, separate shower plus koi pond right outside the window. Another bedroom with a full hall bath and copper tub, a fully equipped fitness center with sauna and laundry room, plus a powder room off the office with additional entrances complete this level. This main floor level is completed with another bedroom and full hall bath with a copper tub. The office with a powder room and private entrance leads to the laundry room, sauna and fitness center with river views and outdoor access to “Cupid’s Corner” and the sun patio. The mezzanine features a studio with a kitchenette and en-suite bath. The upper level boasts three spacious en-suite bedrooms plus a yoga studio with tranquil river and mountain view. The lower level “Prince” suite boasts a red onyx en-suite bath with 24K gold faucets and infinity soaking tub, plus arched “castle” French doors leading to side yard, trails and in-ground pool. This level features a second “Copper Canyon” en-suite bedroom with 7-foot window views of the river from your bed, ‘60s diner-style kitchenette, art deco theater, and French doors to the outdoor sun patio and “Cupid’s Corner.” Fantastic property features include an in-ground pool overlooking the Hudson, an outdoor kitchen and dining, a sun patio, hiking trails with vignettes, fire pits, tennis court, Zen Garden and Japanese tea house, all set amidst lush manicured landscaping. An incredible opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind gem for your family legacy.

Jacqueline Morales , Christie's International Real Estate

3.80 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
10 BATHROOMS
8102 SQ FT
 
$883,500
Immaculate Waterfront Splanch Located in Desirable Captree Landings

West Islip, Suffolk County, New York


Motivated Seller Willing to Offer a Rebate for Home Improvements to a Buyer who is willing to make a Quick DEAL! Immaculate Waterfront Splanch Located in Desirable Captree Landings. Features 4 BDRMS, inc. Expansive Master Bdrm w/En Suite Bath, & add'l Poss. 5th BDRM.,2 add'l Full Baths, Oversized Great Rm, FDR, LR w/FPL., Granite EIK, CAC, 50Yr. Vinyl Navy Dock w/Jet Ski Lift. RM. for Extended Fam., X-Flood Zone, Enjoy Resort Waterfront Living In Your Own Backyard!! MAKE AN OFFER TODAY!!

Irene Siconolfi , Douglas Elliman

0.28 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3600 SQ FT
 
$554,900
SPECTACULAR CUSTOM BUILT HOME ON CONESUS LAKE IN THE FINGER LAKES!

Livonia, Livingston County, New York


Gorgeous Custom Built Home on Conesus Lake! Level Lot on the very Desirable Mcphersons Pt! Featuring the following New Updates: Showcase Gourmet Cook's Kitchen w Granite counter tops w Island, New Bathrooms, Windows, Vinyl Siding, Flooring, Mitsubishi Air Conditioning, Gas Fireplace & Hearth, Built-ins in Living & Dining Rooms, Shed, Garage Door, On Demand boiler/water heater, Retractable Awning over Deck w screen, Hot Tub, & New Flooring w Glass Railing on Balcony for unobstructed views of those Beautiful Sunsets! Radiant Heated floors, 1st Floor Laundry, Sun Room w large sliders opening into Dining Rm – ideal for entertaining, Cathedral Ceilings, Skylights, Security System, Invisible dog fence, Dock (incl), Lots of parking & storage. 2 car garage with Large Bonus Room above for those summer guests. Bonus room has skylights, air-conditioning & lots of storage. Garage itself has roughed in plumbing for possible bathroom and a new garage door with wifi garage door opener. Flood insurance is not required.

Julie Smith , RE/MAX Hometown Choice

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2178 SQ FT
 
$999,500
Magnificent Waterfront Home / Multiple Cabins! 950 ft Frontage on 26 Acre Property

Valatie, Columbia County, New York


Private Lake Compound! Incredible opportunity to own this beautiful lake property located on the pristine Knickerbocker Lake in Valatie NY. Over 26 acres of land with 950' of lake frontage. This amazing property includes a main house, 4 seasonal cabins, ranch home, vintage log cabin and multiple out buildings. Stroll through the apple orchard on your way to your own private beach for a picnic.Property includes a dock and float. Go boating and swimming or take a hike. History abounds on the grounds of this spectacular and one of a kind lake property.

Loretta Cook , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

26.00 ACRES
9 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4800 SQ FT
 
$2,500,000
200' of Sandy Beachfront on Setauket Harbor Long Island , New York

Setauket- East Setauket, Suffolk County, New York


200 ft of white sandy beach + deep water mooring + boathouse with ramp for boat + saltwater heated pool surrounded by lush landscaping on 2 acre property + house perfectly positioned 41 ft above high tide mark offering fabulous views from every level make this a PRICELESS offering! Don't miss the opportunity to own this limited edition waterfront property. One of the finest waterfront offerings on the market! Check out the drone video.

Kristin Bodkin , Coach Realtors

2.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3256 SQ FT

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