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.

 
$659,000
Hamptons Bayfront Modern Beach Home

Flanders, Suffolk County, New York


Lovely 3BR/2BA contemporary w/expansive vista to Robins Is & N Fork. Turn-key, renovated, no-maintenance floors, power shutters, on-demand hot H2O, hurricane-proofed & Gen-Ready. Great Rm & Sun Rm bathed in light from wall of windows. Beautiful new kitchen & baths, soothing beachy colors. Panoramic bayview from every window. Rich in natural beauty, unspoiled coast & clear water. Dock at Navy bulkhead & fish! Cedar WF Deck & Lrg IGP. Low Southampton Tax & Pvt Beaches.

Susan Fallon , Island Polo Realty

0.25 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1420 SQ FT
 
$230,000
Beautiful Lake Titus lot ready to build: Just needs a well!

Malone, Franklin County, New York


A year-round access lot on Lake Titus is a rare find. Furthermore, this lot has an impressive gravel driveway with underground power running appx 500' and a pump-up septic system already in place--very expensive site improvements. The 109' of shoreline is cleared with beautiful views. Only a well is needed. The long driveway creates a very private setting. If you want to build your dream lake house on Titus, this would be the place to be! Secluded Lake Titus is a gem with a 4.8 mile shoreline, great bass fishing, clear swimming water and is only a 15 minute drive (appx 9 miles) to Malone Village. Titus Mt Ski center is within 9 miles as well and the famous Malone Golf course is two miles further. As such, there is a 4 season vacation rental possibility. St. Lawrence Internet Connection (SLIC) service has just been installed on Sycamore Drive.

Janet Potter , LaValley Real Estate

1.52 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
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$619,999
Stunning Waterviews and Boat Slip in Blue Point, Suffolk County NY

Blue Point, Suffolk County, New York


Fabulous Condo in 24 Hour Gated Community, Complete with Clubhouse, Community IG Pool, Beach Access, Tennis Courts, Nautilus Room and More. There are Water Views from Most Windows in This Home That Look out onto Tuthills Creek, Which Gives You Access to the Great South Bay. This Home Comes with a Boat Slip with Water and Electric at the Dock. The Boat Slip Belongs to the Homeowners Assoc. so if your Boat doesn't Fit in the Slip Behind your Home, They Will Assign you a Different Slip.

Sheryl Hecht , Douglas Elliman Real Estate

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,349,000
NEW LISTING! STUNNING DUCK ISLAND HARBOR WATERFRONT HOME !! COMPLETELY UPDATED

Northport, Suffolk County, New York


24 BEVIN ROAD IS NOT ONLY STUNNING BUT A RARE FIND AS WELL!!! THIS EXCLUSIVE HOME IS NESTLED ON 1 ACRE OF PRISTINE WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON DUCK ISLAND HARBOR. EVERY MORNING THE SUNRISE VIEWS ARE MAGICAL AND SPECTACULAR WHILE EVERYDAY CAN FEEL LIKE A VACATION. THE ENTIRE HOME HAS BEEN RECENTLY RENOVATED. ENJOY A LARGE MAIN FLOOR MASTER WITH ENSUITE AND SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE BAY THAT INCLUDE EARLY SUNRISES WITH THE TERNS AND EGRETS. THERE ARE 3 ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS AND 2 ADDITIONAL FULL SIZE BATHROOMS. COME AND ENJOY THE BEACHY YET FORMAL FEEL OF THIS BEAUTY!!! WATERVIEWS FROM NEARLY EVERY ROOM

Greta Mclaughlin , Signature Premier Properties

1.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3700 SQ FT
 
$549,900
"Me Castle"

Himrod, Yates County, New York


"Me Castle" - Enjoy AMAZING sunrises from your living room window, your patio or dock! Natural Level Shale Waterfront makes this updated Cottage/Bungalow the perfect Year-Round Get-away! Forced air heat and central air, four bedrooms/two baths. Large kitchen, dining room and living room overlooking the Lake. Showings to be scheduled 24 hours in advance and around Summer Rental Bookings. Summer Rental Book available with purchase. Permanent Dock and Boat Hoist. Turn Key ready for your Summer enjoyment and Winter cuddling!

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.26 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1736 SQ FT
 
$1,450,000
Glenora Haven

Dundee, Yates County, New York


Welcome to the exquisite fully furnished 3,354 sq ft lakeside property known as "Glenora Haven". Skillfully built in 1995 with 100 year old post and beams reclaimed from a furniture factory, it is Situated on Glenora Point, flanked by 256 feet of stream frontage, and 227 feet of lake frontage. This exclusive property is located in the center of the Finger Lakes Region on the award winning Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Watkins Glen, just a few miles South, is a tourist and racing fan destination, with the International Raceway nicknamed "The Glen" located there. Tour this captivating property and you will want to make it yours.

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3354 SQ FT
 
$1,699,000
Waterviews from every room !!

Setauket- East Setauket, Suffolk County, New York


Breathtaking water views of Flax Pond and the Long Island Sound from this waterfront farm ranch in the Village of Old Field. Situated on 3.07 acres in the Crane Neck Beach Association, this spacious and sun-filled home boasts water views from almost every room. New gourmet kitchen, 2 fireplaces, and a finished walkout basement are just a few of this home's many amenities. Just minutes to Cane Neck private beach, Stony Brook University and Hospital and Avalon Park. A nature lover's delight

Kristin Bodkin , Coach Realtors

3.07 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3900 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Panoramic Lake Champlain Views 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathroom 4 Seasons Adirondack Home

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


Adirondack style lake house with 5 bedrooms situated on 330 feet of waterfront. Expansive Lake Champlain views looking to the Green Mountains of Vermont, this 5 bedroom 5 bathroom 4 season home built in the "Adirondack Great Camp" style of the 1920's still maintains much of its original details. The heart of the home is a large Great Room with beautiful fir beadboard walls, a large fieldstone wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceiling and a 2nd floor with it's rare wrap-around balcony. Enjoy panoramic views up and down the lake from the many glass windows in the 4 season sitting room. Newer additions included 1st floor master bedroom with large lake facing windows, walk-in closet and private full bathroom. Large open kitchen with eat-in area flows to a lake-facing family room with a wood burning wood stove and a walk-out to the large waterside yard. Enjoy breathtaking views from the waterfront's rare stone pier with a large outdoor fireplace and easy access to the lake via the new steel dock system and boat mooring. Close to local golf course, two full service marinas and a public boat launch site. Lake Placid, hiking and skiing about 45 minutes drive, 90 miles to Montreal Canada, and 10 minutes to year round ferry to Vermont that connects you to the city of Burlington

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

1.30 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3570 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Magnificent Finger Lake home 129' waterfront with gorgeous views Priced to sell!

Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York


Year-round Oasis on Cayuga Lake with 129' of Lake Front! Fantastic income opportunity, estimated peak season rents over 60k!! This stunning 5 bed/3.5 bath, 3 level home is impressive with gorgeous lake views! Exotic hardwood floors cover the first and second levels. State of the art eat-in kitchen w/granite counter tops and island. Open floor plan includes a great-room w/stone gas fireplace and wet-bar. A wonderful gathering place to entertain family & friends! Large glass sliders open onto an enormous deck, which includes a hot-tub /inferred sauna enclosure. Walkout basement guest/suite with one bedroom/full bath, kitchen, dining and living area with rustic wood burning fireplace. Over-sized separate 3rd garage will store all your water toys. No flood Insurance Required! Enjoy all the amenities the Finger Lakes has to offer, outdoor activities, wildlife, marinas, "MacKenzie Childs" shopping and fantastic Finger Lakes wineries!!

Sharon Dailey , Kirnan Real Estate, Inc.

1.94 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4700 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
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