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.

13 Acre Private Getaway on Highland Lake

Highland Lake, Sullivan County, New York

Fish off your own dock or go ski Mast Hope less than 10 minutes away. Entertainment for all seasons! Over 1,000 feet of Lakefront Paradise (13 + acres) in total with 1740 ft. of road frontage! Rare offering for this commanding waterfront site. This home blends harmoniously with the peaceful country surroundings, towering trees, park-like setting and panoramic views of the 250-acre private motorboat lake. Tastefully restored this home features 2 fireplaces, central air, three bedrooms on the main floor and an additional two downstairs. Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms, original hardwood floors, Sun-drenched sunroom with sweeping views and a very large deck with plenty of space to entertain. Detached three-bay garage with electric and an additional garage bay underneath the home gives you plenty of space to store your toys. This lot has plenty of room for expansion and additional homes and road frontage. Located next door to the Sand Beach Club you don't have to travel far for food & fun.

Maxine Schulte , The Maxx Group

13.00 ACRES
1738 SQ FT
Custom Built Waterfront Home! 2723 sq ft w Private Lakeside Yard.

Livonia, Livingston County, New York

One of a Kind, '87 Custom Built Home by previous Director of Building & Zoning in Livonia. Exceptionally well built & insulated home. 2723 sq ft. w Lots of Storage & an att Garage. Featuring Large Living Room w Large Lakeside Windows & New Manufactured Wood Floors. French Doors Lead to Formal Dining Room or possible 1st Floor Bedroom w doors to Wrap around Deck. Eat-in Kitchen w Custom Made Cherry Cabinetry by Tim Wahl, Hardwood Floors, Sitting area w Fireplace & Custom Built-Ins. 1st Flr Laundry & Full BA. 4 Bedrooms incl a Lakeside Master Suite. 3 Full Baths. Finished Attic w heat & AC. Finished Lower Level w 2nd Eat-in Kitchen & Family Room w Wood Stove. Walks out to the Lakeside Enclosed Porch. Private Lakeside Lawn w 2 levels to enjoy evening Sunsets and Campfires.

Julie Smith , RE/MAX Hometown Choice

0.10 ACRES
2723 SQ FT
An amazing opportunity to own a little bit of paradise right here in Massapequa

Massapequa, Nassau County, New York

** Flood Ins $747.00/yr - 2019 Elevation Certificate** It's all about the lifestyle on Massapequa's Grand Canal, right near open bay! Enjoy the pleasure of Bayfront living without the million dollar price tag!! Spacious rooms and breathtaking views. Your outdoor adventures on the Great South Bay are convenient and affordable. Featuring 4 beds + office / 3 baths, SS appliances, and oak floors throughout. Spacious enough for guests after an awesome weekend of entertaining in the great outdoors. Circular driveway can accommodate 5-6 cars, in addition to the garage and street parking. You will be the envy of them all as you live your best lifestyle, right here in Massapequa.

Monica Garguilo , RealtyConnect USA

0.25 ACRES
2925 SQ FT
Rare opportunity to own one of Conesus Lake's finest! Spectacular Home!!!!

Livonia, Livingston County, New York

Exceptional One of a Kind Custom Built Waterfront Home Crafted w the Highest Standards of Craftsmanship, Materials & Design. A Rare, Turn-Key opportunity to enjoy lake life the minute you take possession! 4 Stories & 5548 sq ft to Accommodate Large Families & Gatherings w an Elevator- no worries about steps! Spectacular Chef’s Eat-in Kitchen w Custom Finishes, Commercial Grade Appliances, Granite Counter tops & Huge Island. Wrap around Porch, Sun Room, Living & Dining Rooms, Family/Rec Room, 6 Bedrooms plus a New Bunk Rm! 3 Full & 2 Half Baths. Lakeside Master Suite w Vaulted Ceiling, Sitting Area w Fireplace, Huge Walk-in Closet, Spacious Bath w Shower & Jacuzzi Tub. New Hardwood Floors, Central Air, Generator, Sec System, 2 Car Attached Garage. Maintenance Free Windows, Siding, Decking & a High End Dock!

Julie Smith , RE/MAX Hometown Choice

0.20 ACRES
5548 SQ FT
Fabulous waterfront home in desired Pine Bush School District!

Pine Bush, Sullivan County, New York

Located in the picturesque Pine Bush area,this home features gorgeous lakefront views and rights. There is an easy flow to this home perfect for entertaining. Everything you would expect from an upscale build;beautiful kitchen with double oven,granite counters and tall maple cabinets.The formal dining room has space for a large meal,or choose to dine in the breakfast nook with views of the lake.The screened in porch offers plenty of space for relaxing after a long week at work.The master bedroom can easily fit large furniture,and the master bath is a spa-like retreat from the world with a soaking tub and a shower to die for! The master closet can easily fit your wardrobe and then some! 3 other bedrooms offer space for everyone, with large closets in each room. The laundry area is on the main floor. Geothermal heat for a huge reduction in heating/cooling costs. Close to restaurants,the wine trail,historic Cragsmoor, and tons of outdoor activities.Recent appraisal supports asking price.

Michelle England , Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

2.92 ACRES
2418 SQ FT


Lakeside Cottage

Glen Spey, Sullivan County, New York

This home has gorgeous views of Mohican Lake, one of the best motor boat fishing lakes in the area. This home has been completely gutted and ready for you to make it your own. Enjoy summers on the lake, where you can go fishing, swimming, boating, and enjoy various water activities once you purchase lake rights. Call today!

Dawn and Bill Payne , Payne Team LLC

0.38 ACRES
678 SQ FT
Stunning Stone home with Private Dock on 1.8 acres on sought after Greacen Point

Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York

AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY & VALUE AWAITS...to live in this magical, tranquil waterfront setting just 40 min from Manhattan by train, car or uber ! Be on vacation all year long or escape to your country home for the weekend! Experience all of life’s passions in one location. Stunning English cottage style mini-estate on almost 1.8 ACRES, with PRIVATE DOCK and in-ground salt water pool, located on sought after Greacen Point in the waterfront Orienta community in Mamaroneck NY. AN UNPARALLELED LIFESTYLE! A private dock of your very own on Delancey Cove offering waterfront activities and access to Long Island Sound . Lush perennial gardens, a perfect setting for meditating next to the enchanting fish pond & stream, large vegetable garden for your own farm to table experience, plus a practice putting green … fun for all ages ! Stone Manor home includes a dramatic Living Room with vaulted ceiling, spacious Family Room & Formal Dining Room, all feature fireplaces. Eat in Kitchen opens to amazing Conservatory/addtl Family Rm with views of the magnificent grounds. Private Master Suite plus 3 addtl Bedrooms & 2.1 Baths. GENERATOR & 1500 Bottle Wine Storage! SIMPLY PARADISE ! Taxes are in the process of being grieved.

Donna & Scott McElwee , Houlihan Lawrence

1.80 ACRES
3205 SQ FT
Bear Lake - Lake views & Lake access / rights

Stockton, Chautauqua County, New York

Want a Spectacular setting and be envied by all your friends and family? Then you must see this 3bedroom 2.5 bath ranch home situated on 1.2 acres in Bear Lake. With deeded lake rights you can kayak or water ski all you want! This home features beautiful wood trim, solid oak doors, wood floors, a walk out basement/garage with storage for a few lake toys as well as a master bedroom suite with walk in closet just to name a few! You will enjoy the lake views all year round from the recently added hot tub room or enjoy them from the front deck in the summer! This is the perfect setting for a quiet life. Plenty of workshop space in the basement as well as in the 2 story 20x50 pole barn. Also outside is a fenced in garden, fruit trees, blueberries and a row of grapes incase you love the fall smells! Only 7 miles from the village of Fredonia or 4 miles to the village of Cassadaga! Enjoy nature as well as fishing, boating, snowmobiling and shopping!

Tammy Hess-Schmitt , Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate

1.20 ACRES
2265 SQ FT
Fabulous Lakefront Contemporary

Holmes, Dutchess County, New York

Best buy on Lake Dutchess in Town of Pawling, New York. This distinctive lakefront garden home has 475 feet of lake frontage and is sited on 1.9 enchanting acres. This strikingly landscaped property, the largest on Lake Dutchess, is special and rare. Lake views abound from walls of windows in this light, bright, two-level, two bedroom plus den (great guest room) contemporary punctuated with traditional details. The floor plan, property, two decks and eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances all make for memorable entertaining both inside and out. Enjoy the tranquil and private setting amidst the perennial gardens, stone steps, stone walls, stone patio, dock and pergola with a unique fountain. A ten-minute drive the Metro North train and only one hour to New York City. This is a truly special year-round or weekend retreat.

Lucille Ettere , Houlihan Lawrence, Inc.

1.91 ACRES
2217 SQ FT
Magnificent waterfront home on the Hudson River in the Hamlet of New Baltimore

New Baltimore, Greene County, New York

Well maintained Waterfront Ranch Home on a private road with 100 foot on the Hudson River in New Baltimore NY. Beautiful views in both directions. Large open floor plan that flows from the kitchen to the living room with 2 sliding doors and French Doors that lead to a wrap around deck.

James Murphy

0.65 ACRES
1424 SQ FT

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