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.

 
$875,000
Expansive Northerly Views up Lake Champlain Waterfront 4 Seasons Home

Essex, Essex County, New York


Northwinds on Lake Champlain 4 sesaons home 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
 
$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
 
$449,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2800 SQ FT
 
$799,900
New build condos on Canandaigua Lake with lake views and lake access

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York


LAST ONE ON THE LAKE SIDE on the road! 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: Typically Tuesday - Sunday from 1pm - 4 pm or Call listing agent for a private tour. Several models available - call listing agent for more information (1.585.703.0424)

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2917 SQ FT
 
$559,900
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. Model Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm. Other times by appointment by calling the listing agent at 585.703.0424. New Builds available

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2517 SQ FT
 
$299,900
Westerly Facing Cottage on Willsboro Bay with 50ft Waterfront

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


Beautifully maintained 2 bedroom cottage with large westerly facing deck looking to the lake has easy to access 50 feet of waterfront. Includes a loft sleeping area and screened in porch. Originally constructed in the 50's this property has had many updates and improvements including adding master bedroom with glass doors looking to the lake, laundry area with washer dry hook up and an over sized detached garage. Short walk to full service Indian Bay Marina and Restaurant, 15 minutes to Ferry to Vermont, 45 minutes to Lake Placid and 20 minutes to Northway Rte 87. Call Covered Bridge Realty for more info: Office- 518-963-8616 Cell-518-755-7325 CoveredBridgeRealty.net joannacoveredbridge@gmail.com *Building lot with 100 feet of waterfront adjacent to this cottage is for sale for $245,000.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

0.20 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
876 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Lake Champlain 4 Bedroom Waterfront House on 300 Feet of Private Waterfront

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


Beautifully constructed 4-bedroom home privately situated on 6.5 acres with 300 feet of waterfront on Lake Champlain looking to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Enjoy entertaining or long evenings on the two large decks with beautiful views of the lake. Living room has a large wood burning fireplaces made from local bluestone. Windows look to the lake in the kitchen with open concept dining area that flows out to the decks. Large master bedroom on 2nd floor includes full bathroom and walk in closet. 2nd floor has 2 additional large bedrooms and full bathroom. 1 st floor includes large bedroom and full bath, mudroom with lots of storage space and attached oversized 3-car garage. Wired for cable, electricity buried to house, new roof and updated septic. Located 15 minutes from Rte 87 Northway, 45 minutes to Lake Placid, 15 minutes to Vermont ferry and 90 miles to Montreal. Call Covered Bridge Realty for more information- Office- 518-963-8616 Cell-518-755-7325 CoveredBridgeRealty.net info@coveredbridgerealty.net

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

6.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2544 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Panoramic Views of Lake Champlain 4 - Season Waterfront Home

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


This 4-seasons 4-bedroom Contemporary situated on an elevated location enjoys panoramic views up and down the lake and over to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Privately situated on a 4.77 acre setting with mature woods and beautifully landscaped grounds, careful attention has been paid so to ensure that each window in the house enjoys views of perennial flowers, colorful shrubs, mature woods and expansive lake views. Beautifully wooded walking path opens up to the expansive 350 feet of waterfront. Open concept kitchen flows to the dining and living area that looks out to the lake and has a large screened porch a few steps away. 1st floor includes master bedroom with windows looking to the lake and a private full bathroom, a second bedroom and full bathroom. 2nd level has large family room area which could easily be converted to additional bedroom space. Lower level has 2 additional bedrooms, full bathroom and walk out to private patio setting. Oversized attached 2-car garage and an 1930's original Sears Cottage currently used as a garden shed. Located 15 minutes from Rte 87 Northway, 45 minutes to Lake Placid, 15 minutes to Vermont ferry and 90 miles to Montreal. Call Covered Bridge Realty for more information- Office- 518-963-8616 Cell-518-755-7325 CoveredBridgeRealty.net info@coveredbridgerealty.net

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

4.77 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3228 SQ FT
 
$515,000
Lake Champlain Contemporary 4 Season 4 Bedroom Waterfront Home

Willsboro, Essex County, New York


This beautifully designed Adirondack Contemporary 4-season 4-bedroom home with 96 feet of easy to access sandy shoreline has an open concept living area, with its many windows looking to the lake, flowing out to a large deck and attached screened-in sitting area. A highly functional gallery kitchen includes Vermont marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances. 2nd floor has a master bedroom with a private deck looking to the lake as well as a 2nd large bedroom and full bathroom. Lower level has 2 bedrooms, full bathroom and a family room with a walk out to a large stone patio that flows down to the shoreline. Property is on a town maintained dirt road that is shared with only a few other home owners making it a very quiet location. Main floor has full bathroom with laundry area. Large oversized attached garage includes lots of storage space. Located 15 minutes from Rte 87 Northway, 45 minutes to Lake Placid, 15 minutes to Ferry to Vermont and 90 miles to Montreal. Call Covered Bridge Realty for more information- Office- 518-963-8616 Cell-518-755-7325 CoveredBridgeRealty.net info@coveredbridgerealty.net

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

0.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT

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