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.

 
$395,000
Adirondack 4 Season 3 Bedroom Waterfront Home on Long Pond

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


Long Pond Contemporary open concept 3 bedroom chalet with expansive windows looking to the pond. This well maintained 4 season home sits on 210 feet of waterfront tucked in a beautiful private Adirondack setting with almost 2 acres. Large living, dining and kitchen areas all enjoy beautiful views of Long Pond. Master bedroom with private bathroom, two large decks great for entertaining or just relaxing in this private setting. Enjoy great fishing or paddling on this quiet peaceful pond, explore the many nearby hiking trails or just sit around the large campfire area. House has updated furnace, new roof in '09 and emergency generator. Located about 10 minutes off Northway Rte 87, 15 minutes from Ferry to Vermont and 45 minutes from Lake Placid. Property is located on a private road-please do not enter without an appointment.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$314,000
4 Season 3 Bedroom Waterfront Home on Willsboro Bay

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


Stunning four season 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home located on the shores of Willsboro Bay. Built in 2009 with large open concept kitchen/dining area looking to the living room with wood burning fireplace. French doors open to a large deck with beautiful views of the Bay. Kitchen has granite countertops, modern appliances and spacious island perfect for entertaining. Walkout basement with large family room could be use as excess sleeping space has French doors leading to a large deck overlooking 62 feet of waterfront. Master bedroom with full bath has a wall of windows that enjoys an expansive view of the lake. Includes storage shed, dock and an advanced self-monitoring security system with cameras and temperature control.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

0.20 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1560 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Waterfront 3 bedroom home with expansive views of Lake Champlain

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Champlain from the expansive wall of windows in the open concept living area of this 3 bedroom cottage that sits on 150 feet of waterfront. One of the original Adirondack style camps on Willsboro Point including original field stone fireplace and beautiful fir bead board woodwork throughout has been updated for more modern living including opening up the kitchen and living area to create a beautiful open flow, adding a master bathroom and a laundry room with extra storage. Beautiful outdoor sitting/dining area enjoys lake views looking easterly. Includes large L shaped dock system and a mooring. Includes .50 acre parcel directly across the road.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

1.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1567 SQ FT
 
$295,000
178' of West Side Owasco Lakefront w 2.56 acres

Auburn, Cayuga County, New York


178' of West Side Owasco Lakefront w 2.56 acres. 3 bedroom 1 and 1/2 bath summer home. Fabulous lakefront lot. Nice cottage needing some TLC. Great spot on the lake. 1 bedroom down . 2 bedrooms up. 1 bedroom has a washer dryer in part of the closet. Large stone fireplace in the living room.Great place to spend the summer.

Jeff Trescot , Land of Lakes Realty

2.56 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1041 SQ FT
 
$4,395,000
Modern Contemporary Masterpiece with pool, dock, beach and direct water views!

Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York


Waterfront contemporary with awe inspiring water views of Delancey Cove leading to Larchmont Harbor. This beautiful sun drenched home sited on .96acres is enhanced with walls of glass, soaring ceilings heated pool, private beach and dock. This six bedroom waterfront masterpiece is laced by level lawns and amazing sculpture gardens.

Elizabeth Diamond , Coldwell Banker

0.96 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
3.3 BATHROOMS
8000 SQ FT
 
$589,000
Open 5.8 Acre Waterfront Parcel with Fully Renovated 4 Season Home

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


This 5.8 acre parcel with 252 feet of easy to access waterfront has a completely renovated 4 season 2 bedroom home that enjoys sweeping views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. House was completely renovated in 2017- including a high efficiency furnace, new roof, updated electrical, high efficiency windows and glass doors, all new appliances and an easy to maintain Trex water facing deck. This large property provides a unique opportunity to build your dream lake house closer to the shoreline and use current home as a guest house. Private setting is only 2 1/2 miles from the Hamlet of Essex and the ferry to Vermont with year-round service. Just 45 minutes to Lake Placid and 90 miles to Montreal.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

5.80 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1410 SQ FT
 
$645,600
New build condos on Canandaigua Lake with lake views and lake access

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York


Exquisite State-Of-The Art New Home! Custom built with high-end interior and exterior finishes, breath-taking views of glistening Canandaigua Lake. Built by Chrisanntha, Inc this home utilizes the construction experience of Chris Iversen and his team, to 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. Homeowners have access to the tanning dock, sandy beach, tennis, pickle ball, and basketball courts, and a community center with a fitness center, library and entertaining space. A world-class golf course & boat docks are available for a membership fee. Nearby Canandaigua offers shopping and an airport accepting small jets and helicopters. Low property taxes. Model Hours: Call agent for times Several models available - call agent for more information (1.585.703.0424)

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2931 SQ FT
 
$194,900
99.97 ' of East side Owasco Lakefront with 2+ Bedroom Summer Home

Moravia, Cayuga County, New York


99.97 ' of East side Owasco Lakefront with 2+ Bedroom 1 bath Summer Home on Fire Lane 35. Great summer home with privacy. Only 3 places on FL35. Large beach with shed at beach. Some rooms have been insulated and sheet rocked. Other are original cottage. Very large room upstairs that could be 2 bedrooms making total of 3. Septic system designed for 3 bedrooms.

Jeff Trescot , Land of Lakes Realty

1.10 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1125 SQ FT
 
$259,900
PENDING75' Of West Side Owasco LakeFront With Very Nice Remodeled Summer Cottage

Scipio Center, Cayuga County, New York


75' Of West Side Owasco Lake Front With Very Nice Remodeled Summer Cottage.One bedroom on main floor.Huge loft on the second floor that could sleep many. Most rooms have been redone in the last 2 yrs. Nice kitchen that connect to dining area and open floor plan. Huge stone fire place. Another eating area overlooks the lake.Screened porch connected to bedroom and large deck off the living room. Wonderful views and great beach area.

Jeff Trescot , Land of Lakes Realty

1.05 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1215 SQ FT
 
$539,900
Bristol Harbour Terace Homes

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York


Exquisite State-Of-The-Art Home! Bristol Harbour Terrace Homes, custom built with high-end interior and exterior finishes, breath-taking views of glistening Canandaigua Lake. 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. Homeowners have access to the tanning dock, sandy beach, tennis, pickleball, & basketball courts, & a community center with a fitness center, library & entertaining space. A world-class golf course & boat docks are available for a membership fee.Nearby Canandaigua offers shopping and an airport accepting small jets & helicopters. Low property taxes. New Builds available

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2517 SQ FT

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