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.

Ranch waterfront home with 98 feet spectacular views of Oneida Lake!

Brewerton, Onondaga County, New York

You will Love This this Young Custom Ranch waterfront home on over 2 acres with level yard and 98 feet spectacular views of Oneida Lake! This home makes a statement with the beautiful stone fa├žade. Great open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms and side load 1.5 garage. Imagine enjoying breathtaking views and at night drift off to sleep to the subtle sounds of Oneida lake then wake up to spectacular sunrise over the lake.

Jason Caporiccio , Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

2.13 ACRES
1577 SQ FT
Lakeside Condominiums at the Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York

Resort Living - Every Day! Why not live the fun life right at the waterfront? Enjoy all the amenities a Hilton Tapestry hotel has to offer from the privacy of your own condo. Restaurant, bar/lounge, outdoor patio dining, pool, spa, hot tub, even housekeeping & room service if you like, all with secured parking & private elevators to 44 fourth & fifth floor condominium units. Multiple floorplans, square footage, bed/bath, & balcony combinations available. Live the life you deserve while having all the advantages condo and resort life bring! All photos are artist renderings and do not depict a specific unit. The complete offer terms are in an offering plan available from the sponsor. File #CD150046. Reserve yours today.

Stanley Olevnik , Howard Hanna Lake Group

0.00 ACRES
797 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
Dock Your Boat Here! 70's Beach House with Water Rights

Grand Island, Erie County, New York

WATERFRONT!!! STUNNING RIVER VIEWS!!! WATER RIGHTS!!! 80 ft of water frontage on the great Niagara River w/ PRIVATE BEACH, 90' dock w/ stairway and power! Charming 70's beach house, 4/5 bdrm 2.5 bath. Make beautiful memories boating, jet skiing, sitting on the river bank by the fire, w/ spectacular sunrises! Glistening full moons, sunset views from your bedroom window, sun room, remodeled kitchen, formal dining room, and living room w/ fireplace. 2.5 car garage. Bonus! 3.5 car detached garage w/ MASSIVE 38' x 28' LOFT w/ Water, Power, Heat! 1176 sq ft PLUS the 2350 sq ft house! Let your imagination run wild! Central Boiler/wood heating system. Steel tubing, added insulation. 2 Sump pumps. High-eff furnace. Open floor plan, great entertaining, basement, deck, patio, garden pond!

Vanessa Byrd , REALTY EDGE INC

0.59 ACRES
2350 SQ FT
On Golden Pond

Bethel, Sullivan County, New York

On Golden Pond. 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, finished basement, totally private contemporary home with private pond in the heart on Sullivan County. Large porch and sitting on 18+/- acres, this home has plenty of room for all of your guests. Located just minutes from the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center (home of the original Woodstock site) and close to the new Resorts World Casino and Kartrite indoor Waterpark, you'll never run out of things to do here. Just minutes from State Highway 17 and only 2 hours from NYC, this home is great for commuters and long term residents. Call today! Agent Only Remarks

Dawn and Bill Payne , Payne Team LLC

17.75 ACRES
1920 SQ FT
Magnificent vacation rental with gorgeous lake views

Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, New York

Located right on Main Street in Findley Lake, NY, this is a multi-purpose vintage property that is currently operated as a vacation rental but could easily be converted back to a restaurant / bed and breakfast (was formerly the Blue Heron Inn). There is a retail space that was formerly a boutique located at the back of the property, along with an studio apartment on the second floor, which may be ideal for a second leasing space/rental property.

Shelly Sharp , Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services

0.00 ACRES
2243 SQ FT
Peace and Adventure

Bradford, Schuyler County, New York

Peace and adventure. Stunning year round lake house with 4.3 acres of land and 110 ft. of gorgeous Lamoka Lake frontage. Newly remodeled house with amazing views. Brand new kitchen, hardwood floors, and carpet in two bedrooms. Use the finished loft as an additional guest quarters. Downstairs, cozy up to the wood fireplace in the family room. Do work in the office. Relaxing owner's suite has walk out doors to the beautifully landscaped flower patio with a newer Jacuzzi. Go for a hike, fish, boat, kayak, hunt, or just sit back and take in all the property's serene beauty.

Jennifer Silata , Howard Hanna Southern Tier Inc -Horseheads

4.30 ACRES
2464 SQ FT
Willsboro Bay Easterly Facing 4 Season Lake House with 3 Bedrooms

Willsboro, Essex County, New York

Situated on the western shore of Lake Champlain's Willsboro Bay this 4 season 3 bedroom home with 80 feet of easy to access waterfront enjoys expansive views looking northerly up Willsboro Bay and easterly to the tips of Vermont's Green Mountains. Large open concept 1st floor with wood burning fieldstone fireplace and large windows looking to the lake. Kitchen flows to a screened in porch that walks out to large deck. Master bedroom on 1st floor with private quarter bathroom. 2nd floor has two bedrooms plus an open loft area prefect for office or extra sleeping space. Lower level walks out to the waterside yard. Includes large open area currently used as a game room. Many updates include modern septic system and well. Two car detached garage as well as a large storage area, glass greenhouse and dock. Located 15 minutes from I87, 15 minutes to Essex Ferry to Vermont and 90 miles to Montreal.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

0.30 ACRES
1382 SQ FT
Private Lakefront Home

Eldred, Sullivan County, New York

This beautiful private Lakefront home is sure to impress. Spacious rooms, cathedral ceilings, large deck, and open floor plan fill this house with charm, and the large windows offer spectacular views of the property. Master suite, fireplace, finished basement with pellet stove, and generator hookup is just some of what this home has to offer and are guaranteed to put your mind at ease. The best part of this home awaits you just outside as you follow the private path down to the lake and your own outdoor lakefront sauna. Enjoy the ultimate relaxation at Washington lake and spend your summers, swimming, boating, and fishing as you truly enjoy all the finer things that lake life has to offer. At just a short drive to the new Resorts World Catskills and Kartrite indoor waterpark, and Bethel Woods Performing Arts center, you'll never run out of things to do here. This home is just 20 minutes from the Metro North train and 2 hours from NYC, making it ideal for commuters or residents.

Dawn and Bill Payne , Payne Team LLC

2.00 ACRES
2688 SQ FT
Own your own Private Lake

Fallsburg, Sullivan County, New York

Own Luzon Lake!! 82 acres of natural beauty and investment opportunity. 1300+ feet road frontage. Your lake is about 33 acres. Survey has been done. Invest, develop, or build your dream home. Location is excellent; 10 miles from Resorts World Casino, 8 miles to Route 17, near Sullivan County Community College, restaurants, shopping, and golf. Only 2 hours from NYC. Get on the Sullivan County revival bandwagon!

Dawn and Bill Payne , Payne Team LLC

82.61 ACRES

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