Murphy Realty Group – Discover Ulster County Real Estate | Upstate NY Real Estate

Murphy Realty Group – Discover Ulster County Real Estate | Upstate NY Real Estate

Kingston, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2011

Undecided about where you’d like to move? Learn what the current residents of Ulster County already know about this area and your decision will easily be made! Ulster County has such a broad appeal because of its diversity. From the scenic and historic Hudson River on its easterly border to some of the most beautiful peaks in the Catskill Mountains to the west, the county provides fabulous views throughout its borders. In the southern region of the county, you can find charming apple orchards and the dramatic stone faced cliffs of the Shawangunk Ridge. The areas north of the Historic City of Kingston feature more of the beautiful blue mountain ridge of the Catskill Mountains and an abundance of quaint antique shops in the Village of Saugerties.

In addition to all that nature provides, Ulster County Real Estate is rich in history and the arts as well.

Quaint villages dot the landscape and provide charming and eclectic shops, antique stores, lovely bed and breakfasts and tasty and unique restaurants. If you’re looking for entertainment or the arts, festivals or outdoor activities, the area appeals to a wide range of interests. Providing you with a glimpse of the many hidden gems, hot spots and amenities that Ulster County proudly features, please read on.

The Village of New Paltz: Easily accessible from the New York State Thruway, New Paltz is an eclectic, historic and hustling little village. One of the counties most diverse villages, the Wallkill River runs through town and the dramatic stone faced cliffs of Mohonk Mountain and the Shawangunk Ridge rise to the east. Imagine a place where you can stop for a brew and a hardy burger or a mineral water with vegan wrap, then visit an art gallery or a theatrical performance. Part of New Paltz’s charm is attributed to its diversity, not only is New Paltz home to the State University of New York at New Paltz but also home to the Historic Huegenot Street where authentic old stone houses open their doors to the public. Just a short drive from the village, rock climbing, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding in Minnewaska State Park attract visitors from all over the country as well as the notable Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve with thousands of acres of pristine woodlands and crystal clear mountain lakes. View: New Paltz NY Homes For Sale

The Village and Town of Woodstock: Woodstock is synonymous with arts and music with its roots going back to the arts and crafts movement in the early 1900’s. Woodstock holds true to its reputation possessing a multitude of art galleries and theatrical groups with a spirit that's uniquely Woodstock. Just a few of the many intimate places to catch a concert or theatrical performance are the Woodstock Playhouse, the Byrdcliffe Theater or Maverick Concert Hall. Peace signs and tie-died clothing are still abundantly found amongst the many eclectic shops featuring hand made items and one-of-a-kind wares. Charming farmhouses, many touched with their own version of artistic flair can be found in the village and the surrounding valleys and mountains with some of the most beautiful Catskill views and streams in the county. Home to many full time and part time residents for weekend get-a-ways, Woodstock will draw you in with its diversity of people, its many cultural, artistic and music events and natural beauty as well. View: Woodstock NY Homes For Sale

The Village of Saugerties: North of the City of Kingston where the Esopus Creek empties into the majestic Hudson River in Ulster County, you’ll find the quaint Village of Saugerties with its Turn-of-the-Century storefronts lining the sidewalks. Saugerties has become a busy village filled with antique stores and owner-run shops, (a favorite is Montano’s Shoe Store), but, there’s more to Saugerties than its quaint shops and restaurants. Saugerties is filled with action in the summer when the Horse Shows in the Sun, aka HITS, starts its spring-summer season. Bed and Breakfasts are filled, accommodating riders and their families who compete in the many jumping events scheduled. Watching a competition is a great way to spend a summer day – the complex is impressive yet down to earth. Aside from the excitement that HITS brings to Saugerties, the village provides great parks and outdoor activities such as the Cantine Memorial Complex with its 4 tennis courts, 11 ball fields, 3 basket ball courts, playgrounds, horseshoe &. Shuffleboard courts, pavilions and BBQ areas. Saugerties Beach provides swimming in the Esopus Creek complete with sandy beach and the Esopus Creek Nature Preserve is a way to slow down and get in touch with nature on its 161 acres with hiking trails, one mile of shoreline and environmental nature walks held throughout the year. But Saugerties doesn’t stop there, other fun activities include: the Giant Flea Market, Saugerties Skate Park, Bike Paths, the Lazy Swan Golf &. Country Club, Puttin’ Plus Miniature Golf and there’s North River Cruises for private sight-seeing tours on the Hudson River or visit Sloop Clearwater while docked at Lynch’s Marina each winter. View: Saugerties NY Homes For Sale

The Historic City of Kingston: Just off the New York State Thruway Exit 19, the historic City of Kingston is situated along the banks of the Rondout Creek where it enters the scenic Hudson River. The city goes back to the early 1600’s when the first “trading post” was built by the early Dutch settlers. Its early history includes the stockade area where limestone and rubble stone Dutch built homes can still be found today. The first meeting of the senate took place in what's now named “The Senate House” located in Uptown Kingston – tours are available to the public. The Uptown Kingston Historic Stockade District provides a variety of old architectural styles with a mix of residential, retail, office and restaurants. To get a feel of an authentic old stone house and a great bite to eat, visit the Hoffman House Restaurant on North Front Street. The Old Dutch Church remains a focal point of Uptown with its steeple rising beautifully into the sky. Kingston features many gorgeous Victorian and Colonial homes full of great details created by the artisans of yesteryear but well appreciated by today’s residents. The Rondout area of Kingston is a great place to take a stroll along the Rondout Creek and find a variety of restaurants plus marinas, the Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Rip Van Winkle for a cruise on the Hudson River. Adjacent to the city is the Town of Ulster which provides all of the modern day amenities with an abundance of your favorite restaurant franchises and large retail stores from Lowe’s and Walmart to Applebee’s and the Olive Garden. View: Kingston NY Homes For Sale

The Hamlet of Phoenicia: West into the stunning Catskill Mountains, the small village of Phoenicia lies snuggled at the base of Mt. Tremper with the rushing Esopus Creek running through it. Once a popular spot for summer vacationers, autumn hunters and spring fisherman, Phoenicia remains unspoiled in its character but has evolved combining a mix of small eclectic shops with some of the old businesses still remaining. A great little place called Sweet Sues located directly in the middle of town has become a breakfast lover’s favorite. From wherever you're in Phoenicia, the beautiful blue mountains rise above you. A favorite activity for locals and visitors alike is tubing the Esopus Creek. The Catskill Mountain Railroad will commute tubers with their tubes in tow from the end of the tube route along the Esopus Creek to the tube renting station in town. Its a nice ride year round but especially in the autumn for viewing the scenery as well. Within easy access to Belleayre or Highmount Ski Slopes in Pine Hill or to the infamous ski slopes at Hunter Mountain, Phoenicia is well suited to tourists and visitors from the metropolitan areas of downstate New York. Most visitors and part-time residents come to the area for the solitude and authentic Catskill Mountain life provided here. The surrounding countryside consists of a variety of cabins, cottages, old farmhouses and contemporaries tucked amongst the mountains and the many year-round streams. View: Phoenicia NY Homes For Sale

The Hamlet of High Falls: South of Stone Ridge and west of the Village of Rosendale is the small Hamlet of High Falls. Its name derived from several waterfalls on the Rondout Creek which winds directly through town. The hamlet of High Falls is famous for its history, home to several D &. H Canal Locks constructed in the 1800’s. The towpath brought coal from the Pennsylvania mines to the Hudson River at Kingston. Later the natural cement that was used to construct the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty was discovered nearby and the canal was used to tow that as well. The D &. H Canal Museum and walking towpath can be viewed year round. Aside from the history, the Hamlet of High Falls, although small, contains some great eateries. The Egg’s Nest provides an out-of-the-box eclectic atmosphere plus great nachos and the Depuy Canal House isn't only a culinary delight but a Registered National Historic Property as well! View: High Falls NY Homes For Sale

The Ashokan Reservoir Area: Once a multitude of small hamlets, farms and homesteads, the area now hosts the Ashokan Reservoir which was constructed at the turn-of-the-century to provide drinking water to New York City. The surrounding Catskill Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to the picturesque Ashokan Reservoir. The property directly surrounding the reservoir is undeveloped and owned by New York City, therefore, no homes are visible from the reservoir which makes it a tranquil and very pleasant place to take a bike ride or walk the pedestrian only pathways along the dike, now closed to vehicle traffic. The upper basin of the reservoir is surrounded by the Township of Olive containing the small hamlets of Olivebridge, West Shokan, Shokan, Krumville and Samsonville while the lower basin is partly in the Town of Hurley, Marbletown and Olive. There are several places to park for access to the walking trail to best enjoy the extensive views which are some of the best in the county. visit the fountain/picnic area which once served as an aerator for the water supply. Set at the base of Highpoint &. Tonche Mountains, the surrounding countryside is a pleasant mix of homes appealing to both full time and part time residents. Some of the original homes that were moved to make way for the flooding of the reservoir can still be found along the Route 28 corridor. After walking the dike, try a bite to eat at Winchell’s Pizza in Shokan or Crazy Kate’s Landmark in Boiceville.

From the scenic Hudson River and the open farm fields of the Hurley flats to the soaring ridges of the Shawangunk Ridge or age old Catskill Mountains, it can’t be disputed that Ulster County offers some of the most incredible natural beauty to be found. Its only 90 minutes on the New York State Thruway from New York City! Add all the rich history, quaint shops and lovely architecture and hands down, you’ll want to choose Ulster County to be your next home!

Whether looking for a new home, a second home, weekender, country retreat….. start your search for Ulster County Real Estate here!

Murphy Realty Group – Discover Ulster County Real Estate | Upstate NY Real Estate
Murphy Realty Group – Discover Ulster County Real Estate | Upstate NY Real Estate
Murphy Realty Group – Discover Ulster County Real Estate | Upstate NY Real Estate
Murphy Realty Group – Discover Ulster County Real Estate | Upstate NY Real Estate

Murphy Realty Group – Discover Ulster County Real Estate | Upstate NY Real Estate

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