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
Love The Lifestyle...Live The Dream...In Prestigious Oak Beach, Babylon Sd#1

Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree, Suffolk County, New York

GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME! Pride Of Ownership Abounds In This Meticulously Maintained 2318 Sq Ft Home Location, in Prestigious Oak Beach w Spectacular Views of Fire Island Inlet & Bay* Serenity Surrounds you while U Soak up the Sun at Near by Sandy Beach*LR w W Brick Fire Place*Sun drenched Open Floor Plan*Hardwood Floors*Master Suite w full bath and walk in closet. Private Deck w stunning Water views*Well Water With in House Filtration System*New Windows*Updated Heating*Taxes to be grieved approx $3000k-"2020 tx yr " 50 Min.s From NYC & 20 min to L.I.R.R.* A MUST SEE!

LINDA LAZIO , Realty Connect USA

0.20 ACRES
2318 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 , Weichert, Realtors

0.00 ACRES
1537 SQ FT
Beautiful Lake Views

Findley Lake, Chautauqua County, New York

Live AND Work in Findley Lake, New York! Bring your business to the town's bustling Main Street-and live above in this charming, remodeled home. Enjoy mesmerizing views of the lake from nearly every room in the house!This property is steps away from the lake, located directly across the public boat launch-ideal location for a business and/or vacation home. You-and your customers-won't be able to get enough of this view! The possibilities are endless! Call today to schedule a private tour. A detailed list of improvements, layout and features are available.Community:Community library,Community:Community park(s),Community:Picnic area(s),This property is directly across the street from the public boat launch, a restaurant and a boat Marina. Also enjoy a stroll to the shops on Main street.

Shelly Sharp , Marsha Marsh Real Estate Services

0.00 ACRES
2890 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
Affordable lake living in Central New York

Port Byron, Cayuga County, New York

Lake living at its best! Year round 4bedroom, 2 full bath home with 200 ft of lake frontage. This is an amazing house for entertaining. Den downstairs is being used as a 5th bedroom currently. Composite deck down at the lake for tanning, swimming and BBQing! The lake frontage has a dock, floating deck for swimming, great fishing in the deepest part of the lake! This house has so much to offer! Go to DEC website to find out more about Duck Lake

Patti Schlegel , Clare Real Estate

0.91 ACRES
1500 SQ FT
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
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, Security System, Invisible dog fence, Dock (incl), Lots of parking & storage. 2 car garage with Large Bonus Room above for those summer guests. Bonus room has skylights, air-conditioning & lots of storage. Garage itself has roughed in plumbing for possible bathroom and a new garage door with wifi garage door opener. Flood insurance is not required.

Julie Smith , RE/MAX Hometown Choice

0.00 ACRES
2178 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

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