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.

Westhampton Waterfront Pool & Dock

Westhampton, Suffolk County, New York

Estate-sized Waterfront home, Post-Modern, Airy & Open-Plan. Stunning Master Suite w/balcony, 2 additional spacious bedrooms, with 2 large updated full baths, cathedral ceilings, central fireplace, hardwood floors, sliders to expansive wood deck & 18x36 inground pool. Darling poolside guest house has full bath, kitchen, living room & sleeping loft. Full finished basement for recreation or gym. Frontage on Brushy Neck Creek leads direct to bay. This is a sleeping beauty just waiting for your love and signature style! Low Taxes $6200

Susan Fallon , Island Polo Realty

0.00 ACRES
Prestigious Waterfront in Remsenburg

Remsenburg-Speonk, Suffolk County, New York

Prime Waterfront Home with 180’ of bulkhead to dock your boat. Rare opportunity for investor or builder to buy in prestigious area, surrounded by $5MM+ homes & just one lot from the open bay. Year-round bay views set in private 1.3 acre lot with taxes under $10K. Large contemporary home with 5BR, 5BA, 4250sf with waterside in-ground pool, several decks, 3 fireplaces, formal living room, family/recreation room, sep master suite, attached garage & private waterview home office. Interior/exterior is all original c1971 & needs updating/renovation. Ready to make a deal!

Susan Fallon , Island Polo Realty

1.30 ACRES
4250 SQ FT

Southampton, Suffolk County, New York

Bright, very well-maintained, two-bedroom, one bath, 700 +/- s.f. cottage with 85+/- ft waterfront with dock on Little Fresh Pond offers an open plan living space with kitchen and dining. In the warm seasons, the house opens up to offer more living space - a wraparound deck with grill serves as a larger dining area. The private back deck works as an outdoor "morning room." Serene water views all year. Possible to expand to create a second floor.

Holly Hodder , Sotheby's International Realty

0.13 ACRES
700 SQ FT
New Luxury Condo on the the River

Clayton, Jefferson County, New York

610 Riverside is a new construction luxury development featuring 6 high-end residences which offer two to three bedroom living solutions, and built to Passive House and LEED standards. Unit F is being offered here, and it is one of two remaining condos available. The residences feature designer kitchens and baths, luxury finishes and private waterfront porches. In addition, residents are provided with access to a heated/AC garage with individual 6 x 12 storage area and designated parking. Each unit is elevator accessible for an easy lifestyle in the heart of bustling downtown Clayton.

Jack Stopper , River Realty 1000

0.00 ACRES
1589 SQ FT
Year - round Ranch with Waterview

Clayton, Jefferson County, New York

Enjoy year round living in this home within one mile of the Village of Clayton, NY! Spacious but cozy lay-out features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office, living room and family room/kitchen combination. The kitchen has been updated recently with quartz countertop and some new appliances. Family room features include pellet stove, and large sliding glass doors leading to a covered porch. You can enjoy the river view from the kitchen, family room, living room and master bedroom. There is a laundry room, half bath and pantry off the kitchen plus entrance to the over-sized attached garage. This home has been well cared for by the same family for many years. There is also another parcel adjacent to this property which consists of 10.7 acres and features an established vineyard with large barn.

Jack Stopper , River Realty 1000

1.38 ACRES
2070 SQ FT
Welcome to "Journey's End"

Lloyd Harbor, Suffolk County, New York

"Journeys End" is an Architecturally Rich Mansion, Built in 2000, Privately Gated in 3 Lush view-enriched Acres, 180ft of Prime Cold Spring Harbor Water Front & Beach with a Guest Beach House and Staff Quarters less than 1 hour from Manhattan. A stunning interior and unyielding construction quality combine timeless traditional grandeur with an international chic decor. The Richly detailed Main Residence boasts 19 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms with a Exterior Haven including Pool & Putting Greens.

Nikki Sturges , Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

3.00 ACRES
9485 SQ FT

Mohegan Lake, Westchester County, New York

Lakeside living with a private lake front lot at its finest. This beautiful country charmer is nestled on .70 acres which features 5 BR, 3 Baths & 2 Kitchens. This private oasis is perfect for the extended family. Take in the peace and serenity on the front porch that overlooks the lake. Enjoy warm cozy nights in front of the fireplace. Entertaining will be a breeze in the oversized country- kitchen which leads to the stone patio and landscaped yard. Enjoy the privacy of your Master Bedroom with its own balcony overlooking the grand circular driveway. This home has so many special details including soaring ceilings, skylights, custom wood work and beautiful stone touches. The well manicured property is the perfect retreat you have been seeking. There is a separate driveway that leads you to the heated 3 car detached garage and lets not forget the deeded lot that sits on the lake… What more could you ask for?

Grace Savoca , J. Philip Real Estate

0.70 ACRES
3780 SQ FT
Spectacular sunrises and sunsets that this lake is famous for!

Burt, Niagara County, New York

Remarks: PRICE REDUCED! $50,000 Don't miss out! Breathtaking! Better than lakefront since there is NO need to pay into flood insurance or worry about lake levels or bank erosion! Spectacular sunrises and sunsets that this lake is famous for!

Joann Parisi , Hunt Real Estate

0.09 ACRES
2060 SQ FT
Private Island Retreat

Clayton, Jefferson County, New York

Looking for an island home near Clayton, NY where you can see ships and other islands? This contemporary home is 1800 sq ft and was built in 2002. It has been well cared for and is move-in ready! It features an open floor plan with separate bedroom wings, fir flooring, knotty pine walls, wood burning fireplace, screen porch, large deck and a large 2 slip boathouse. Furnishings are included as well as a well stocked tool shed, lawnmower, generator and golf cart.

Jack Stopper , River Realty 1000

1.10 ACRES
1800 SQ FT
Lake Ontario Year Around Getaway with Garage and Dock

Dexter, Jefferson County, New York

Come to the Lake! Get away from it all in this year around home with master suite with fabulous view of Guffin Bay! Update this cozy home and make it yours! The garage has an addition with lots of storage for your boat and other toys. Cozy up to the brick fireplace on chilly evenings and enjoy the views from the sun room. There are front and back decks where you can enjoy a barbecue and look at the lake. There is a sheltered boat slip to keep your boat safe from storms. It's just a hop, skip and a jump from Watertown and Fort Drum!

Deborah C Schaefer, Lic. RE Broker/Owner , Front Porch Realty

0.21 ACRES
1541 SQ FT

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