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.

 
$1,250,000
FOX POINT RETREAT - The best situated property on Little Sodus Bay

Fair Haven, Cayuga County, New York


This is a prominently-located lake house featuring 100's of feet of waterfront & a sizeable permanent dock on Little Sodus Bay's Fox Point with 180-degree views of the bay. Looking to the north is a beautiful view of Lake Ontario. With 1.3 acres and 6 bedrooms, the property is large enough for your entire family. The year-round Great Room features 3 walls of windows facing the bay, seating for relaxation, conversation & enjoying the water & sunsets, as well as a large area for entertaining. A semi-open floor plan provides those preparing meals access to their guests.The 1st floor Primary Suite with on-suite bath is directly off the living room/dining room. The main bath w/classic soaker tub is located just before going up the vintage stairs to 5 bedrooms w/open ceilings to magnificent rafters.All 6 bedrooms, plus upper porch, showcase direct water views & views of the grounds-a comfortable respite after a wondrous day! Additional adjacent vacant land is also offered at an additional cost.

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

1.30 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2304 SQ FT
 
$625,000
Bayfront Shy Builder's Acre for Sale - Harts Cove

East Moriches, Suffolk County, New York


Rare Opportunity To Purchase A Shy Builder's Acre Of Bayfront Property With Over 200' Of Frontage On Harts Cove With An Adjacent Deeded Private Beach On End Of Cul-De-Sac. The Location And Views Are Stunning From This Bulkheaded Corner Property with 1500SF footprint, build up to 3500sf home with pool. Engineering was begun and applications were started but all permits not in place. New survey available.

Susan Fallon , Island Polo Realty

0.86 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$749,999
Top of the canal, seconds to the bay!! 3000 SF Rnvtd Col w / 100+ ft new bulkhead

Amityville, Suffolk County, New York


Visit the nautical community of South Amityville with its meandering, tree-lined streets, period homes, and waterways to the Great South Bay. There you'll find this very spacious, beautiful waterfront Colonial only a stone's throw from the open bay. Perfect for year round living!

chris costa , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3000 SQ FT
 
$495,000
Fantastic Opportunity to Own a Beautiful Waterfront Home on Lake Ontario!

Rochester, Monroe County, New York


*Fantastic Opportunity to Own a Beautiful Waterfront Home on Lake Ontario! *Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets & Sunrises From Every Level! *Beautifully Renovated Throughout! *New Spacious Open Floor Plan is Perfect for Entertaining! *Newer Kitchen is Loaded w Cabinets, Plenty of Counter Space, Pantry & Sliding Doors to Large Private Patio! *3 Large Bedrooms & 3 Full Baths! *Enjoy your Morning Coffee From the Upper Balcony of Your Choice! *47 Ft of Waterfront w Concrete Breakwall w Drains (2017)! *Very Dry! *New Roof (2019)! *New Gutters (2019)! *New Electric Portable Generator Hookup (2020)! *Comfort Windows (2020)! *New Sliding Glass Door & Picture Window in Great Room have Lifetime Warranty! *Hot Water Heater (2020)! *Boiler Cleaned & Inspected & All Zone Valves Replaced (2020)! *Wood Burning Stove Cleaned & Inspected (2020)! Enjoy Long Walks on the White Sandy Beach on the Lake Front Nature Trail! *Marina & Braddock Bay State Park, Only Steps Away! *Great Location w your own Private Beach! *Your Year Round Vacation Home is Waiting for You!

Sylvia Bauer , Howard Hanna

0.15 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2428 SQ FT
 
$899,000
CHARMING COTTAGE ON LITTLE FRESH POND WITH DOCK

Southampton, Suffolk County, New York


Bright, very well-maintained, two-bedroom, one bath, 700 +/- s.f. cottage with 85+/- ft waterfront with dock on Little Fresh Pond offers an open plan living space with kitchen and dining. In the warm seasons, the house opens up to offer more living space - a wraparound deck with grill serves as a larger dining area. The private back deck works as an outdoor "morning room." Serene water views all year. Possible to expand to create a second floor.

Holly Hodder , Sotheby's International Realty

0.13 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
700 SQ FT
 
$961,345
New Luxury Condo on the the River

Clayton, Jefferson County, New York


610 Riverside is a new construction luxury development featuring 6 high-end residences which offer two to three bedroom living solutions, and built to Passive House and LEED standards. Unit F is being offered here, and it is one of two remaining condos available. The residences feature designer kitchens and baths, luxury finishes and private waterfront porches. In addition, residents are provided with access to a heated/AC garage with individual 6 x 12 storage area and designated parking. Each unit is elevator accessible for an easy lifestyle in the heart of bustling downtown Clayton.

Jack Stopper , River Realty 1000

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1589 SQ FT
 
$459,000
Year - round Ranch with Waterview

Clayton, Jefferson County, New York


Enjoy year round living in this home within one mile of the Village of Clayton, NY! Spacious but cozy lay-out features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office, living room and family room/kitchen combination. The kitchen has been updated recently with quartz countertop and some new appliances. Family room features include pellet stove, and large sliding glass doors leading to a covered porch. You can enjoy the river view from the kitchen, family room, living room and master bedroom. There is a laundry room, half bath and pantry off the kitchen plus entrance to the over-sized attached garage. This home has been well cared for by the same family for many years. There is also another parcel adjacent to this property which consists of 10.7 acres and features an established vineyard with large barn.

Jack Stopper , River Realty 1000

1.38 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2070 SQ FT
 
$800,000
Private Island Retreat

Clayton, Jefferson County, New York


Looking for an island home near Clayton, NY where you can see ships and other islands? This contemporary home is 1800 sq ft and was built in 2002. It has been well cared for and is move-in ready! It features an open floor plan with separate bedroom wings, fir flooring, knotty pine walls, wood burning fireplace, screen porch, large deck and a large 2 slip boathouse. Furnishings are included as well as a well stocked tool shed, lawnmower, generator and golf cart.

Jack Stopper , River Realty 1000

1.10 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1800 SQ FT
 
$875,000
Pumpelly House on the Shores of the Susquehanna River - Huge Price Adjustment

Owego, Tioga County, New York


Private 3.05-acre estate w/direct Susquehanna River frontage for sale in quaint Historic Owego, NY. The property includes a 6 bedroom, 6½ bath 5700 square foot Georgian home & 4400 sq.ft. Carriage House which were designed by Claude Bragdon & was built between 1902 & 1905. Both the house & carriage house are well maintained and offer central air conditioning/heat and fiber optic internet. A 18x36 foot in-ground pool, pool house, arbor garden & riverfront gazebo complete the property. Currently being operated as a (well-known) Bed and Breakfast and Event Center. So many opportunities!

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

3.05 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
6.5 BATHROOMS
6545 SQ FT
 
$649,000
Resort - style living with stunning views of Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York


These impeccably built, resort-style residences on a cul-de-sac, all have views of Canandaigua Lake. Sitting on the deck viewing beautiful sun and moon rises, glistening on the lake water, provides a sense of relaxation and calm. Make this your year round home or your summer home. Either way you will never want to leave. 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 pickle ball courts; picnic, playground and basketball area; sand beach and swimming. Built by Chrisanntha, Inc., these homes utilize the construction experience of Chris Iversen & his team, bring an enhanced community to the area using the latest "green" technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling systems to best serve perspective owners with long-term energy efficiencies. 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. Pricing from $649,00 for base model. Upgrades at additional cost. One already-built unit is offered at $549,900 and the model is offered at $649,900. New builds are also avialable. Call listing agent for more information, open house times or individual appointments. All visitors must strictly adhere to the current COVID-19 guidelines when visiting this property.

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2564 SQ FT

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