Ulster County And The CatskillsBack in the mid-19th century, the Hudson River School of Artists did their best to capture the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding Catskill Mountains and Adirondack regions.  Those paintings embodied the tranquility and romance of the region. Today, the Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountains are still heartily enjoyed by many who appreciate this diverse area.  Ulster County, NY is right in the center offering artists, writers and nature enthusiasts not only public parks, state land and preserves to enjoy, but your own little piece of heaven as well.

 Ulster County real estate is highly desired by more and more people from the metropolitan areas of New York City who head north each weekend to relax in their very own weekend retreat.  These people often seek quiet, wooded acreage, a year round stream or beautiful mountain views.  When looking for homes for sale with these types of characteristics, one does not have to look far.  There are many homes for sale in Ulster County that provide breathtaking mountain views, private wooded acreage or charming old farmlands with bucolic open fields with the Catskill Mountains as a backdrop.  Hikers can take on challenging terrain on the high peeks of the Catskills, rock scrambles at Mohonk Preserve or Minnewaska State Park or more leisurely walks along old carriage trails or rail trails such as the Wallkill Rail Trail which runs through New Paltz.  Those who choose to spend their leisure time partaking in cultural events; the Ulster County area provides its residents and visitors with a wide variety of art galleries, theatrical performances, great food and music as well.

 Nestled in and alongside the mountains and river, the Ulster County region is spotted with charming villages.  Each village is unique and contains its own special style and charm, such as the eclectic Village of Woodstock which draws tourists and locals alike, the charming streets of Saugerties offering quaint antique shops and mom and pop stores and the hustling college town of New Paltz convenient to the New York State Thruway yet nestled at the base of the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge and the renowned Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve.  You can always find a great bite to eat, a unique antique or hand-made article that you just can’t go home without.

 The Ulster County MLS provides a large range of choices for those seeking that special get-a-way retreat or historic treasure to call their own.  The history of Ulster County can be found not only in the local museums such as the Friends of Historic Kingston Museum, the Hudson River Maritime Museum or the D & H Canal Museum in the quaint Village of High Falls, but within the local architecture and homes themselves.  Some of the homes in Ulster County date back to the early Dutch settlers who built rock rubble homes still standing and revered today.  The City of Kingston as well as the many villages and farmlands, provide homebuyers with incredible detailed Victorians and charming Farmhouses as well.  The artists that flocked to the Woodstock area during the Arts and Crafts movement during the turn of the century put their mark on the architecture there as well.  The Byrdcliffe area on Mount Guardian is an example how traditional charm and an artists flair came together to create what locals refer to as “Woodstocky” charm.

 For those who appreciate the charming older homes but desire something entirely different when looking for a home for sale, there are a wide range of Contemporary homes for sale which provide stunning architectural elements as well as breathtaking mountain and valley views.  The homes are as unique as the topography upon which they are sited.  Whether you’re a homebuyer looking for spectacular views of the Hudson River, the majestic Catskill Mountains, a tranquil pond or beautiful meadow, you’ll find many homes to view through the Ulster MLS where you’ll see a broad scope of homes from small cabins tucked in the woods to large historic treasures in the city or rural farmhouses awaiting your artistic touch.  The price range for Ulster County, NY real estate can vary greatly, depending upon how much acreage you’d like, along with the location, amenities and condition of the home for sale.

 So, get out your wish list, take a scroll through the many homes for sale in the Ulster County MLS and don’t be afraid to ask a local real estate professional to help you locate just the right combination of characteristics you’re hoping to find in your next home…be it a full time residence or your perfect weekend retreat, it’s out there and it’s waiting for you to enjoy!

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