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.

 
$350,000
Privately situated Lake Champlain building lot with 210 feet of waterfront

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


4 Acre building lot on Lake Champlain with over 200 feet of waterfront looking toward the Vermont Green Mountains. Stunning, elevated location that includes public water on-site and access to power and cable. Perfect spot for anyone looking for privacy, yet very convenient to the town of Willsboro and the Hamlet of Essex, NY. Unique opportunity to build your dream lake house with expansive views of Lake Champlain and only minutes to the ferry to Vermont, 45 minutes to Lake Placid and 90 miles to Montreal. This building lot is part of a 5 lot subdivision with all covenants and guidelines on file. Minimum housing size is 2000 square feet. Driveway is private with entrance to subdivision from Apple Orchard Way.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

4.00 ACRES
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- SQ FT
 
$950,000
Expansive Northerly Views up Lake Champlain Waterfront 4 Seasons Home

Essex, Essex County, New York


Camp Northwinds enjoys broad and expansive northerly views looking up Lake Champlain and to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Completely updated with modern amenities while still remaining a warm and inviting lake house. This 4 season home has 3 bedrooms, each with a full bath, and a 1st floor 1/2 bath. The house sits on 3.5 acres and has a 215 foot sandy beach with a 40ft L shape dock and two moorings. Modern open concept kitchen and dining area enjoy beautiful views of the lake flowing out to the expansive wrap-around deck, perfect for entertaining. Living room and family room have hardwood floors and fireplaces. 1st floor master bedroom has large walk-in closet, full bathroom and French doors looking to the lake. All new electrical wiring, plumbing and septic system in 2013. Located on dead-end road just 5 minutes from hamlet of Essex with its year-round ferry to Vermont, 45 minutes to Lake Placid and 90 miles to Montreal.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

1.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3180 SQ FT
 
$735,000
"Camp Wildacres" Adirondack 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 4600 Sq Ft Summer House

Essex, Essex County, New York


“Camp Wildacres”, privately situated at the northern end of the “Crater Club”, located on the western shores of Lake Champlain, was built c.1928, reflecting the rustic simplicity of the Adirondack Great Camps. With its 4600 sq ft, it is the largest camp constructed in the Club. Unique details include a large stone fireplace with a 38ft high chimney in the “Great Room” that flows to an expansive screened porch with views of Lake Champlain. A library with full bath, a formal dining room that connects to a large country kitchen through a butler’s pantry, and a master bedroom with fireplace and updated full bathroom complete the 1stfloor. Large windows throughout the house allow light in from all angles. 2ndfloor bedrooms include one with a fireplace, two with private full baths and 2 that share a full bath. The home is furnished with many rustic pieces built by renowned local Adirondack craftsmen. While maintaining the many historically important features, the camp has undergone many improvements including updated electric, septic, roof and structural foundation. Step back in time and enjoy the simpler life walking the private dirt roads that connect the club to its many amenities including a large beach with stone dock, large clubhouse, tennis courts and adult and children’s activities. All 5 minutes from the Hamlet of Essex with a year round ferry to Vermont, 45 minutes to Lake Placid, 11 miles to NY State Northway and 90 miles to Montreal. Bedrooms- 1st Fl Master; 2nd Fl 4 Bathrooms-1st Fl 2 Full; 2nd Fl 3 Full Square footage- 4600 sq ft Year Built- c. 1928 Acres- 1.70 Fireplace: 2 Wood burning; 1 propane Waterfront- Crater Club members beach Tax Map# 49.7-1-2.000 Assessment- $374,600 County Taxes- $3297 School Taxes- $4048 Water- Club maintained 2019- $500 Septic- Private updated Crater Club dues- 2019 $3000

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

1.70 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4692 SQ FT
 
$75,000
Build your Lake Front Property!

Argyle, Washington County, New York


Build your dream home overlooking the beautiful Cossayuna Lake with 174' of lake frontage! 2 other parcels are available if you want additional space.

Karen Lohret , Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, Blake Realtors

0.49 ACRES
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$75,000
Build your Lake Front Property!

Argyle, Washington County, New York


Build your dream home overlooking the beautiful Cossayuna Lake! A line adjustment will be made prior to closing giving you have 50' of lake frontage. 2 other parcels are available if you want additional space.

Karen Lohret , Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, Blake Realtors

0.25 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$75,000
Build your Lake Front Property!

Argyle, Washington County, New York


Build your dream home overlooking the beautiful Cossayuna Lake! A line adjustment will be made prior to closing giving you have 50' of lake frontage. 2 other parcels are available if you want additional space.

Karen Lohret , Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, Blake Realtors

0.45 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
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$575,000
4000 Feet of Direct Lake Champlain Waterfront!!

Whitehall, Washington County, New York


4,000' of direct Lake Champlain waterfront on South Bay! Large amount of cropland, fenced pastures & woodland. Numerous outbuildings for a dairy, sheep, horses or other animals. Great for hunting and fishing! Views of nearby Vermont Mountains and Adirondack Mountains. Four bedroom ranch with 2.5 baths, fireplace and jacuzzi tub.

Karen Lohret , Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, Blake Realtors

276.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1872 SQ FT
 
$699,900
Log Home with Keuka Lake Waterfront OPEN HOUSE (TBA or call for appointment)

Penn Yan, Yates County, New York


Map shows property number as 822. It is 8112. Sign is at the entrance to the driveway. Year-round home, situated on 7.99 acres (700 feet of road frontage) with 98 feet of Keuka Lake waterfrontage. Home has stunning views of the lake. Water currenty provided by drilled well Aerobic septic French drain around house Both public water and sewer available at the road Majority of land is on "hill side" Buildable lot at lakefront with 98 ft of frontage

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

7.99 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2640 SQ FT
 
$525,000
Lake Champlain Waterfront with Expansive views looking to Vermont

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


Rare large waterfront parcel with 4.7 acres and 310 feet of easy to access waterfront, beautifully secluded by surrounding cedars trees is a perfect spot to build your dream lake house. Enjoys expansive views at one of the widest parts of Lake Champlain looking to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Includes one of the earliest camps on Willsboro Point built in 1910 with it's many charming details including a fieldstone fireplace and lovely porch perfect for entertaining. Improve the structure and use as a weekend get-away or as a space to stay while you build your house. New home foundation site identified and new well installed. Includes new dock, float and mooring. Located 15 minutes from year round ferry to Vermont, 90 miles to Montreal and 45 minutes to Lake Placid. Close to two full service marinas, golf course and public boat launch site.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

4.70 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
622 SQ FT
 
$295,000
Yr - Round Tuscarora Waterfront Home * $15K Price Redux!

Erieville, Madison County, New York


$15K Price Reduction * Purchase before Spring & You'll have ALL SUMMER to enjoy this year-round waterfront home which features a wall of windows to take in views of Tuscarora Lake & the hills beyond. Set on a private Rd. among similar SF homes. Cathedral ceilings make for a dramatic entrance into the Great Room w/ gas Fireplace. Open plan from living, to dining and on into the upscale kitchen. You’ll find a full bath on the first floor, 3 good-sized Bedrooms (2 facing the lake-each w/a balcony) & a large full bath on the 2nd fl. The front yard flows from the house to the 43’ crystal clear waterfront perfect for boating,fishing and swimming. Enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing in winter (the Lake hosts several fishing derbies). Water great quality - rock/sand bottom. Located just steps from the Blue Canoe w/outdoor dining deck and close to NYS lands for hunting. Home beings sold in as-is condition. Buyer is welcome to review home inspection from previous deal that fell apart last fall 2018. Also Buyer to accept passing Well flow/purity and Septic dye tests, and Survey from fall 2018. Great Home * Terrific Location * Awesome Lake

Karen Reynolds , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

0.21 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2246 SQ FT

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