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.

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! 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
Easy Living Condo in Waterfront Community

City Island, Bronx County, New York

Waterfront gated community. Community in-ground pool overlooks Long Island Sound and is the perfect place to wile away summer days.

Ann Marie Damashek , Compass

0.00 ACRES
1537 SQ FT
Spectacular waterfront building lot with 97 feet of frontage

Bridgeport, Madison County, New York

.34 acre building lot Water, electric, gas and sewer available at road Septic tank on property Approved to build on 20 minutes to Syracuse

Karen Blanding , Hunt Real Estate ERA

0.34 ACRES
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
Magnificent Waterfront Home / Multiple Cabins! 950 ft Frontage on 26 Acre Property

Valatie, Columbia County, New York

Private Lake Compound! Incredible opportunity to own this beautiful lake property located on the pristine Knickerbocker Lake in Valatie NY. Over 26 acres of land with 950' of lake frontage. This amazing property includes a main house, 4 seasonal cabins, ranch home, vintage log cabin and multiple out buildings. Stroll through the apple orchard on your way to your own private beach for a picnic.Property includes a dock and float. Go boating and swimming or take a hike. History abounds on the grounds of this spectacular and one of a kind lake property.

Loretta Cook , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

26.00 ACRES
4800 SQ FT
200' of Sandy Beachfront on Setauket Harbor Long Island , New York

Setauket- East Setauket, Suffolk County, New York

200 ft of white sandy beach + deep water mooring + boathouse with ramp for boat + saltwater heated pool surrounded by lush landscaping on 2 acre property + house perfectly positioned 41 ft above high tide mark offering fabulous views from every level make this a PRICELESS offering! Don't miss the opportunity to own this limited edition waterfront property. One of the finest waterfront offerings on the market! Check out the drone video.

Kristin Bodkin , Coach Realtors

2.00 ACRES
3256 SQ FT
13 Acre Private Getaway on Highland Lake

Highland Lake, Sullivan County, New York

Fish off your own dock or go ski Mast Hope less than 10 minutes away. Entertainment for all seasons! Over 1,000 feet of Lakefront Paradise (13 + acres) in total with 1740 ft. of road frontage! Rare offering for this commanding waterfront site. This home blends harmoniously with the peaceful country surroundings, towering trees, park-like setting and panoramic views of the 250-acre private motorboat lake. Tastefully restored this home features 2 fireplaces, central air, three bedrooms on the main floor and an additional two downstairs. Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms, original hardwood floors, Sun-drenched sunroom with sweeping views and a very large deck with plenty of space to entertain. Detached three-bay garage with electric and an additional garage bay underneath the home gives you plenty of space to store your toys. This lot has plenty of room for expansion and additional homes and road frontage. Located next door to the Sand Beach Club you don't have to travel far for food & fun.

Maxine Schulte , The Maxx Group

13.00 ACRES
1738 SQ FT
Stunning Stone home with Private Dock on 1.8 acres on sought after Greacen Point

Mamaroneck, Westchester County, New York

AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY & VALUE AWAITS...to live in this magical, tranquil waterfront setting just 40 min from Manhattan by train, car or uber ! Be on vacation all year long or escape to your country home for the weekend! Experience all of life’s passions in one location. Stunning English cottage style mini-estate on almost 1.8 ACRES, with PRIVATE DOCK and in-ground salt water pool, located on sought after Greacen Point in the waterfront Orienta community in Mamaroneck NY. AN UNPARALLELED LIFESTYLE! A private dock of your very own on Delancey Cove offering waterfront activities and access to Long Island Sound . Lush perennial gardens, a perfect setting for meditating next to the enchanting fish pond & stream, large vegetable garden for your own farm to table experience, plus a practice putting green … fun for all ages ! Stone Manor home includes a dramatic Living Room with vaulted ceiling, spacious Family Room & Formal Dining Room, all feature fireplaces. Eat in Kitchen opens to amazing Conservatory/addtl Family Rm with views of the magnificent grounds. Private Master Suite plus 3 addtl Bedrooms & 2.1 Baths. GENERATOR & 1500 Bottle Wine Storage! SIMPLY PARADISE ! Taxes are in the process of being grieved.

Donna & Scott McElwee , Houlihan Lawrence

1.80 ACRES
3205 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

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