Ulster County Real Estate:
Buying A Second Home / Condo In Ulster County
One of the hot topics of 2010 that people are still asking is if buyers from out of the area are still purchasing weekend and second homes in Ulster County. The answer is, yes they are still buying second homes. Popular Ulster County Areas are throughout whether you are looking for a secluded cottage in the woods or a townhouse or condo with river views.
Many second home buyers from the Metro New York and New Jersey area have proudly called Ulster County their second home. 80 miles from NYC you can start your search for a weekend home in New Paltz. New Paltz is refreshingly unique, full of history and charm. Surrounded by many farms, orchards, and wineries. You'll enjoy the spectacular mountain views of the Shawangunks, hiking in Mohonk Preserve or Minnewaska State Park, the many restaurants, shops and scenery that New Paltz has to offer.
Another Ulster County popular second home area is Woodstock. The town green on Tinker St. is always bustling with activity. Throughout the year, Woodstock puts on festivals, flea markets, and fairs. There are a number of art galleries, a series of shops to peruse for pottery and jewelry, a myriad of eclectic shops to browse and many restaurants and eateries to try. Looming over the town are the wooded slopes of the Catskills. West on Glasco Turnpike is the campus of Byrdcliffe, overlooking Woodstock. A 10-minute drive up Meads Mountain Road leads to the Overlook Mountain trailhead and a one-hour hike to a fire tower. Woodstock is known for it's laid back way of living, great for a place to call home.
Lastly, Esopus is the area for those second home buyers looking for easy living of a condo and townhome. Located on the west bank of the Hudson River, one mile south of Kingston, NY and 90 miles north of New York City, in a quiet enclave overlooking the Rondout Lighthouse are the Riverview condominiums. Amenities include a pool, two tennis courts and a club house, access to the river for kayaking and windsurfing. A marina is next to the complex. Along the Rondout Creek are the Rondout Harbor Townhomes which include a pool and club house. Up the hill from Rondout Harbor are The Hills Townhomes with views of the Rondout Creek. Close by to Esopus Area is the Rondout Waterfront lively neighborhood with restaurants, shops and maritime museum is a five minute walk away.
Whether looking for a new home, a second home, weekender, country retreat..... start your search for Ulster County Real Estate here!
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