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.

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
3354 SQ FT
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
3900 SQ FT
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
3570 SQ FT
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! New Roof on the main house! 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
4700 SQ FT
The Crown Jewel of Spencer Point

Honeoye, Ontario County, New York

MLS# R1225672 Located at the end of a private road on 2.17 acres you will have beauty, privacy, and almost 330 feet of level lakefront on one of the NYS Finger Lakes. Close to the hamlet of Honeoye and just a short drive from Canandaigua, this property has potential to be anything you wish it to be.

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

2.17 ACRES
2979 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
Cayuga Lake UPSTATE NY FINGER LAKES Lakefront Home, Comfortable Convenient VALUE

Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York

Some of the most beautiful Sunsets you'll ever see right from your private deck, beach, level yard, or dock!!! You are located right in the middle of the ever growing Finger Lakes Wine Country. The recent boom of fine wineries and beer gardens throughout the area provide unlimited entertainment value. Easy Access to the Seneca River Canal System where you can boat to several other central New York lakes, to Lake Ontario and the Great Lakes and ultimately The Atlantic Ocean and beyond! By land you are centrally located among the Finger Lakes just a few short miles to either the quaint town of Seneca Falls or Auburn to the east. Less than 10 miles to The New York State Thruway and DelLago Resort Casino.

Robert Bachta , RIORDAN REALTY

0.11 ACRES
Lake Champlain Waterfront Westerly Facing 5 Bedroom Home

Willsboro, Essex County, New York

Lake Champlain contemporary lake house with beautiful westerly views of Willsboro Bay on 150 feet of easy to access waterfront has 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and a modern chef's kitchen. Glass doors frame the lake for the living and dining area that flows out to a newly expanded deck made of Trex. Enjoy long summer days and beautiful sunsets from the deck or the shoreline with its extensive dock system that includes a large L shape dock and electric boat hoist. 1st floor includes living, dining area, kitchen and a sunlit room perfect for entertaining as well as 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with radiant heated floors. A few steps up, privately situated from main living area,the large master bedroom includes walk in-closet, full bath with radiant heated floors and an electric fireplace. Downstairs has a completely separate living area with walk out patio, living room with wood burning stove, small kitchenette, dining area, bedroom and full bath perfect for guests.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

0.60 ACRES
3538 SQ FT
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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