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.

Enjoy lakefront tranquility on your own private peninsula in sought after Mahopa

Mahopac, Putnam County, New York

Enjoy lakefront tranquility on your own private peninsula in sought after Mahopac Point. Take in stunning 270 degree sunset views from any one of 3 Trex docks. Enjoy a swim in your own sandy bottomed cove. Over 436’ of Lake Frontage. Spend relaxing time feeding the fish in a 3 room boat house complete with game room, storage room and boat slip. Home also includes a Great Room with vaulted ceiling, massive lodge-type fireplace and beautiful custom chandelier. Central heat and air, Viking stove, granite countertops, Marvin windows throughout. Kitchen, Sunny breakfast nook, and 2 mud rooms boast wide plank and brick floors reclaimed from circa 1800’s Chicago warehouse. Metal standing seam roof, Private circle driveway with ample parking.

Arber Balidemaj , Houlihan Lawrence

0.60 ACRES
2742 SQ FT
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
622 SQ FT

Oswego, Oswego County, New York

With 225 ft of waterfront, this home is a beauty! This solidly constructed home is like a dream vacation year round. From the radiant heated cherry hardwoods to the wide open lake front views, everything in between is perfection. The family room has a 25' ceiling, a wall of windows to watch the sunrise and is open to the gorgeous granite kitchen. There is a 1st floor bedroom and bath for those who prefer one level living. Master suite has master bath, WI closet & office OR 3rd bedroom. Features include 3 radiant heat zones, whole house wired speakers, security cameras, cherry cabinets, a WI pantry, double oven, 5 burner gas stove, screened in porch, balcony off of the master suite, Generac generator, 2 a/c's, 222' sea wall, boat ramp & the list goes on! VIEW A 3D TOUR OF THIS PROPERTY HERE: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=6cvMUepASqE

Joanne DiPaulo , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

0.69 ACRES
2000 SQ FT
Contemporary Year - Round Waterfront Home - WINTER SALE PRICE REDUCTION

Erieville, Madison County, New York

OPEN HOUSE 1/13 12-2pm****WINTER 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.

Karen Reynolds , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

0.21 ACRES
2246 SQ FT
Expansive Lake Champlain Views on 3.5 Acre with 200 ft Private Waterfront

Willsboro, Essex County, New York

Beautifully situated on Willsboro Point, this three acre parcel has 200 feet of easy to access waterfront. Build your dream lake house closer to the shoreline with its expansive views of the open lake and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Existing small split level home with its beautiful large stone fireplace lends itself to many options. Enjoy its large open living area with bedroom downstairs as it is, use while overseeing construction on your new home or just use it as a guest cottage. Lot is wooded creating a private setting but view could be opened up. House is being sold "as is".

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

3.50 ACRES
1000 SQ FT
Waterfront Airy Contemporary with Western Exposure

Pawling, Dutchess County, New York

Secluded very private community surrounded by huge West Mountain State forest preserve.

Barbara filippelli

1.10 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
50' of Level Year Round West side Owasco Lakefront

Auburn, Cayuga County, New York

50' of Level Year Round West side Owasco Lakefront. 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath 2675 sq ft home . Huge master suit with sun room. Large lakeside living room with open floor plan. Kitchen and dining room over look the living room and the lake. There is also a den , a craft room a mud room and laundry room. Go out the driveway back door to a huge screened in porch. The detached 2 car garage has a very nice office above so if you work from home you can get out of the house and walk to work. This is a must see. Everything has been redone. Great newer kitchen. The list of improvements is long. Wonderful sunrises and lake views.Walk to Emerson park, Merry Go Round theater, Oak & Vine,Springside Inn and The Green Shutters.

Jeff Trescot , Land of Lakes Realty

0.00 ACRES
2675 SQ FT
Private Timber Frame on 300' of Cayuga

Aurora, Cayuga County, New York

This is a spectacular 1,920 Sq Ft post and beam home on an ultra private 5.7 acre lot. Wrap around deck perfect for entertaining in privacy with Cayuga Lake views, breezes, and stunning sunsets! Open floor plan with lofted ceilings and Brazilian Cherry floors. 300' of Cayuga Lake frontage with more available.. Convenient location just outside historic Aurora on the Rt 90 Scenic Byway. Easy commute to Ithaca, Cornell, NYS Thruway. Boat to your favorite winery or restaurant or just stay home and enjoy the tranquility. Furnishings may be available to simplify your move. Pictures can not do justice to this gem, so call today for a private showing!

Jeff Trescot , Land of Lakes Realty

5.70 ACRES
1920 SQ FT
122' of East side Owasco Lakefront 3 bed 2 bath

Moravia, Cayuga County, New York

122' of East side Owasco Lakefront 3 bedroom 2 bath lakehome 2 Bedrooms on first floor 1 bedroom loft up. Full bath on each floor.Large deck overlooking the lake. Fabulous wide beach with stone break-wall. Cathedral ceiling . Nice shed. When you picture a lakehouse this is what you picture. Great views.

Jeff Trescot , Land of Lakes Realty

0.00 ACRES
1458 SQ FT
Grand Home on East Side Cayuga Lake

Aurora, Cayuga County, New York

This year round home is built to the highest of standards. There is no other property like it on Cayuga Lake! Located just minutes from historic downtown Aurora in the heart of finger lakes wine country you can enjoy boating, world class fishing and all the area has to offer. Just 30 minutes to Ithaca, home to Cornell University and Ithaca college, and many fine shops and restaurants. The unique floor plan affords plenty of privacy for a house full of family and friends and is great for entertaining with 2 full kitchens and living areas, 187 feet of lake frontage, a private yard and boat garage. Great rental history and income potential if so desired with many repeat guests each year.

Jeff Trescot , Land of Lakes Realty

0.00 ACRES
4200 SQ FT

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