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 'la bel Worstell' brings Mediterranean glamour to the Hudson Valley

Fort Montgomery, Orange County, New York

Magnificent 8-bedroom, 8 full bath “la bel Worstell” brings Mediterranean glamour to the Hudson Valley. Fabulous property is ~ four acres of prime real estate right on the Hudson River. Picturesque river and mountain views, luxury finishes, and designer details abound. Arched entryways, decorative moldings, granite, marble and Chilean teak hardwood floors. Grand entry foyer opens to captivating views of the river and mountains drawing you out the glass doors to the veranda. From the foyer, the dining room windows through the glass doors frame the front cour d’honneur, or relax in the living room in front the fireplace while taking in the expansive view. 14’ ceilings, rain forest granite floors and Chilean teak are throughout the first floor. Over-sized and open eat-in kitchen with expansive views. Includes a grand center island, pantry, granite counter tops, custom cabinets, and high-end stainless-steel appliances including double oven and double-wide refrigerator/freezer. Huge kitchen with sliding-glass doors to the veranda and steps to the in-ground pool and outdoor kitchen. Palatial first-floor master suite features a fireplace mantel, huge walk-in closet, and green marble master bath with soaking tub, separate shower plus koi pond right outside the window. Another bedroom with a full hall bath and copper tub, a fully equipped fitness center with sauna and laundry room, plus a powder room off the office with additional entrances complete this level. This main floor level is completed with another bedroom and full hall bath with a copper tub. The office with a powder room and private entrance leads to the laundry room, sauna and fitness center with river views and outdoor access to “Cupid’s Corner” and the sun patio. The mezzanine features a studio with a kitchenette and en-suite bath. The upper level boasts three spacious en-suite bedrooms plus a yoga studio with tranquil river and mountain view. The lower level “Prince” suite boasts a red onyx en-suite bath with 24K gold faucets and infinity soaking tub, plus arched “castle” French doors leading to side yard, trails and in-ground pool. This level features a second “Copper Canyon” en-suite bedroom with 7-foot window views of the river from your bed, ‘60s diner-style kitchenette, art deco theater, and French doors to the outdoor sun patio and “Cupid’s Corner.” Fantastic property features include an in-ground pool overlooking the Hudson, an outdoor kitchen and dining, a sun patio, hiking trails with vignettes, fire pits, tennis court, Zen Garden and Japanese tea house, all set amidst lush manicured landscaping. An incredible opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind gem for your family legacy.

Jacqueline Morales , Christie's International Real Estate

3.80 ACRES
8102 SQ FT
Immaculate Waterfront Splanch Located in Desirable Captree Landings

West Islip, Suffolk County, New York

Motivated Seller Willing to Offer a Rebate for Home Improvements to a Buyer who is willing to make a Quick DEAL! Immaculate Waterfront Splanch Located in Desirable Captree Landings. Features 4 BDRMS, inc. Expansive Master Bdrm w/En Suite Bath, & add'l Poss. 5th BDRM.,2 add'l Full Baths, Oversized Great Rm, FDR, LR w/FPL., Granite EIK, CAC, 50Yr. Vinyl Navy Dock w/Jet Ski Lift. RM. for Extended Fam., X-Flood Zone, Enjoy Resort Waterfront Living In Your Own Backyard!! MAKE AN OFFER TODAY!!

Irene Siconolfi , Douglas Elliman

0.28 ACRES
3600 SQ FT

Livonia, Livingston County, New York

Gorgeous Custom Built Home on Conesus Lake! Level Lot on the very Desirable Mcphersons Pt! Featuring the following New Updates: Showcase Gourmet Cook's Kitchen w Granite counter tops w Island, New Bathrooms, Windows, Vinyl Siding, Flooring, Mitsubishi Air Conditioning, Gas Fireplace & Hearth, Built-ins in Living & Dining Rooms, Shed, Garage Door, On Demand boiler/water heater, Retractable Awning over Deck w screen, Hot Tub, & New Flooring w Glass Railing on Balcony for unobstructed views of those Beautiful Sunsets! Radiant Heated floors, 1st Floor Laundry, Sun Room w large sliders opening into Dining Rm – ideal for entertaining, Cathedral Ceilings, Skylights, 2 car Garage w Bonus Room above, Security System, Invisible dog fence, Dock (incl), Lots of parking & storage. Flood insurance is not required.

Julie Smith , RE/MAX Hometown Choice

0.00 ACRES
1924 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
Custom Built Waterfront Home! 2723 sq ft w Private Lakeside Yard.

Livonia, Livingston County, New York

One of a Kind, '87 Custom Built Home by previous Director of Building & Zoning in Livonia. Exceptionally well built & insulated home. 2723 sq ft. w Lots of Storage & an att Garage. Featuring Large Living Room w Large Lakeside Windows & New Manufactured Wood Floors. French Doors Lead to Formal Dining Room or possible 1st Floor Bedroom w doors to Wrap around Deck. Eat-in Kitchen w Custom Made Cherry Cabinetry by Tim Wahl, Hardwood Floors, Sitting area w Fireplace & Custom Built-Ins. 1st Flr Laundry & Full BA. 4 Bedrooms incl a Lakeside Master Suite. 3 Full Baths. Finished Attic w heat & AC. Finished Lower Level w 2nd Eat-in Kitchen & Family Room w Wood Stove. Walks out to the Lakeside Enclosed Porch. Private Lakeside Lawn w 2 levels to enjoy evening Sunsets and Campfires.

Julie Smith , RE/MAX Hometown Choice

0.10 ACRES
2723 SQ FT
An amazing opportunity to own a little bit of paradise right here in Massapequa

Massapequa, Nassau County, New York

** Flood Ins $747.00/yr - 2019 Elevation Certificate** It's all about the lifestyle on Massapequa's Grand Canal, right near open bay! Enjoy the pleasure of Bayfront living without the million dollar price tag!! Spacious rooms and breathtaking views. Your outdoor adventures on the Great South Bay are convenient and affordable. Featuring 4 beds + office / 3 baths, SS appliances, and oak floors throughout. Spacious enough for guests after an awesome weekend of entertaining in the great outdoors. Circular driveway can accommodate 5-6 cars, in addition to the garage and street parking. You will be the envy of them all as you live your best lifestyle, right here in Massapequa.

Monica Garguilo , RealtyConnect USA

0.25 ACRES
2925 SQ FT
Fabulous waterfront home in desired Pine Bush School District!

Pine Bush, Sullivan County, New York

Located in the picturesque Pine Bush area,this home features gorgeous lakefront views and rights. There is an easy flow to this home perfect for entertaining. Everything you would expect from an upscale build;beautiful kitchen with double oven,granite counters and tall maple cabinets.The formal dining room has space for a large meal,or choose to dine in the breakfast nook with views of the lake.The screened in porch offers plenty of space for relaxing after a long week at work.The master bedroom can easily fit large furniture,and the master bath is a spa-like retreat from the world with a soaking tub and a shower to die for! The master closet can easily fit your wardrobe and then some! 3 other bedrooms offer space for everyone, with large closets in each room. The laundry area is on the main floor. Geothermal heat for a huge reduction in heating/cooling costs. Close to restaurants,the wine trail,historic Cragsmoor, and tons of outdoor activities.Recent appraisal supports asking price.

Michelle England , Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

2.92 ACRES
2418 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

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