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.

Panoramic Views of Lake Champlain 4 - Season Waterfront Home

Willsboro, Essex County, New York

This 4-seasons 4-bedroom Contemporary situated on an elevated location enjoys panoramic views up and down the lake and over to the Green Mountains of Vermont. Privately situated on a 4.77 acre setting with mature woods and beautifully landscaped grounds, careful attention has been paid so to ensure that each window in the house enjoys views of perennial flowers, colorful shrubs, mature woods and expansive lake views. Beautifully wooded walking path opens up to the expansive 350 feet of waterfront. Open concept kitchen flows to the dining and living area that looks out to the lake and has a large screened porch a few steps away. 1st floor includes master bedroom with windows looking to the lake and a private full bathroom, a second bedroom and full bathroom. 2nd level has large family room area which could easily be converted to additional bedroom space. Lower level has 2 additional bedrooms, full bathroom and walk out to private patio setting. Oversized attached 2-car garage and an 1930's original Sears Cottage currently used as a garden shed. Located 15 minutes from Rte 87 Northway, 45 minutes to Lake Placid, 15 minutes to Vermont ferry and 90 miles to Montreal. Call Covered Bridge Realty for more information- Office- 518-963-8616 Cell-518-755-7325 CoveredBridgeRealty.net info@coveredbridgerealty.net

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

4.77 ACRES
3228 SQ FT
Lake Champlain Contemporary 4 Season 4 Bedroom Waterfront Home

Willsboro, Essex County, New York

This beautifully designed Adirondack Contemporary 4-season 4-bedroom home with 96 feet of easy to access sandy shoreline has an open concept living area, with its many windows looking to the lake, flowing out to a large deck and attached screened-in sitting area. A highly functional gallery kitchen includes Vermont marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances. 2nd floor has a master bedroom with a private deck looking to the lake as well as a 2nd large bedroom and full bathroom. Lower level has 2 bedrooms, full bathroom and a family room with a walk out to a large stone patio that flows down to the shoreline. Property is on a town maintained dirt road that is shared with only a few other home owners making it a very quiet location. Main floor has full bathroom with laundry area. Large oversized attached garage includes lots of storage space. Located 15 minutes from Rte 87 Northway, 45 minutes to Lake Placid, 15 minutes to Ferry to Vermont and 90 miles to Montreal. Call Covered Bridge Realty for more information- Office- 518-963-8616 Cell-518-755-7325 CoveredBridgeRealty.net info@coveredbridgerealty.net

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

0.20 ACRES
2500 SQ FT

Wading River, Suffolk County, New York

Live your dream in this partially completed Hampton Cottage offering the ultimate in sophistication and elegance on the luxurious North Shore. Private road leads to a gated 2.23 acre property perfectly nestled on the tip of historic Herod Point with unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound. Lush landscape with flowering shrubs, specimen trees and plantings, elegant stone patios and gallery with stone walkway set the stage for an ambiance of tranquility and serenity. Window wrapped walls create sun filled interior with plenty of space for all. Floor plan allows for 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths which include first floor Guest Suite with Bath, Great Room with Fireplace, Study, spacious Kitchen with Dining Room, and second story Master Suite with Bath. Additional amenities include walkout level, finished Basement and over sized 2 Car Garage. Plenty of room for pool and or tennis court. House is under construction making it ideal for customizing.

Rose Marie Princi , Coldwell Banker Distinctive Homes

1.00 ACRES
3900 SQ FT


Island Home with Waterfront Pool, Dock, Beach

Flanders, Suffolk County, New York

Bayfront 3BR/2BA contemporary w/expansive vista to Robins Island & North Fork. Turn-key, renovated, no-maintenance floors, power shutters, on-demand hot H2O, hurricane-proofed & Gen-Ready. Great Rm & Sun Rm bathed in light from wall of windows. Beautiful new kitchen & baths, soothing beachy colors. Panoramic bayview from every window. Rich in natural beauty, unspoiled coast & clear water. Dock at Navy bulkhead & fish! Cedar WF Deck & Lrg IGP. Low Southampton Tax & Private Beach. Your Post-Covid19 Retreat.

Susan Fallon , Island Polo Realty

0.25 ACRES
1500 SQ FT


Waterfront 3 bedroom home with expansive views of Lake Champlain

Willsboro, Essex County, New York

Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Champlain from the expansive wall of windows in the open concept living area of this 3 bedroom cottage that sits on 150 feet of waterfront. One of the original Adirondack style camps on Willsboro Point including original field stone fireplace and beautiful fir bead board woodwork throughout has been updated for more modern living including opening up the kitchen and living area to create a beautiful open flow, adding a master bathroom and a laundry room with extra storage. Beautiful outdoor sitting/dining area enjoys lake views looking easterly. Includes large L shaped dock system and a mooring. Includes .50 acre parcel directly across the road.

Jo Anna Giltner , Covered Bridge Realty

1.30 ACRES
1567 SQ FT


New build condos on Canandaigua Lake - Units 13 - 19, 22

Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York

LAST ONE ON THE LAKE SIDE on the road! Exquisite State-Of-The Art New Home! Custom built with high-end interior and exterior finishes, breath-taking views of glistening Canandaigua Lake. Built by Chrisanntha, Inc this home utilizes the construction experience of Chris Iversen and his team, to bring an enhanced community to the area using the latest "green" technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling systems to best serve perspective owners with long term energy efficiencies. Homeowners have access to the tanning dock, sandy beach, tennis, pickle ball, and basketball courts, and a community center with a fitness center, library and entertaining space. A world-class golf course & boat docks are available for a membership fee. Nearby Canandaigua offers shopping and an airport accepting small jets and helicopters. Low property taxes. Model Hours: Typically Tuesday - Sunday from 1pm - 4 pm or Call listing agent for a private tour. Several models available - call listing agent for more information (1.585.703.0424)

Luanne Palme , Select Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
2917 SQ FT

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