Purchasing a home in Catskill, New York is like buying a piece of history. Take a tour of the home of world renowned artist Thomas Cole – from the Hudson River School of Artists. Imagine what it was to be Nellie Bly, the muckraking journalist who settled in Catskill after her retirement, or William Smith, a local contractor who was the original model for Uncle Sam.
Catskill, New York Real Estate provides not only small town living but a rural community as well, with many homes hidden among the best of what nature has to offer. Mountain, streams, wild life, the Hudson River can be your backyard when you purchase a home in Catskill. Skiing, snow tubing, bungee jumping, and concerts and festivals throughout the summer and fall are a short drive away.
History moves forward and so has Catskill, now a thriving artist community resplendent with galleries, art openings and now in its fifth year, Cat-n-Around Catskill. From Memorial Day through mid-September several artist renditions of sculpted cats based upon the famed Catskill poster of a sleeping cat creating the Catskill Mountains, can be seen dotting the village. Imagine yourself a stones-throw from creativity in a gorgeous setting, shopping or eating at one of the many shops and restaurants, stopping by the farmer’s market, and then taking a leisurely stroll back home. If privacy is your thing then a short drive from town will find you in that perfect Catskill, New York getaway or in an awesome farmhouse on several acres.
Two hours north of Manhattan, thirty minutes south of Albany Airport, thirty minutes northwest of Amtrak, cell service in most locations makes purchasing a home in Catskill, New York an appealing proposition.