Ancram Long Lake Townhouse is a 2,000 Square foot architecturally designed home in woods 3 BR 3 BA. It is part of a luxury community with pool, pond, tennis court, basketball, total maintenance package, less than 2 hours from Manhattan. Grounds and outside maintenance, including painting and roofing are taken care of by the Association.
Ancram Long Lake Townhouse
is located in the Town of Ancram, in the southeastern section of Columbia County, just north of the Town of Pine Plains. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,513 people 98% of whom were white. The median income for a household in the town was $45,726, per capita income for the town was $22,541.
The first residents of Ancram New York were mostly farmers. They were brought from Scotland by the Livingston’s in 1740-1741. The town was founded in 1803, and was originally part of Gallatin. In 1814 Ancram separated from Gallatin and became an independent Town. The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland. Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. The town comprises 27,000 of the total 160,000 acres the Livingston family had held from the initial grant by the English Crown in 1686.
During the revolutionary war the Ancram iron works was a source of armaments for both the Continental army and the British. It was in Ancram that iron was made for the cannon balls for the Continental artillery and the links for the great chain that was stretched across the Hudson River between Anthony’s Nose and Fort Montgomery, to keep the British fleet from sailing up the Hudson to attack West Point. The iron works became a paper mill in 1854 and still operates as a paper mill today. It is the longest continuously operating mill in New York State and one of the largest employers in Columbia County
“Modern” dairy farming came to Ancram in 1875 when the railroad arrived in Ancram, providing access to the New York market for Ancram farmers as well. Stimulated by the ability to ship milk by rail to New York, more farmers focused on dairy farming and created the large dairy herds which have characterized farming in Ancram since the railroads arrived in the mid-1870’s.
Ancram Long Lake Townhouse
is also close to Copake New York Real Estate which includes Copake Falls, Taconic State Park, Copake Lake and Taconic Shores. The distinction between Hillsdale and Copake is often hard to define. It shares the Hillsdale Library which is at the border off Route 22. It is a great vacation area and farm community known for farms and lakes.The Town of Copake is north of the Town of Ancram, south of the Town of Hillsdale, West of Massachusetts and East of the Town of Taghkanic. The Copake community has a deep history, grounded in agriculture. Today, as in the past, this community is warm and welcoming. Made up of many residents whose families go back generations, the Town of Copake is also enriched by newer residents, as well as many seasonal and weekend residents—many of whom have called Copake their second home for decades.
Copake was part of the 1686 Taconic Grant to Robert Livingston for about 400 acres (1.6 km2) of good land and 2,200 acres (8.9 km2) of woodland. After it was purchased from the Indians it turned out to be 160,000 acres (650 km2), and he established the English-style Livingston Manor. The manor extended well into what is now Massachusetts.
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- Address: Ancramdale, New York
- Price: $349,000
- Property ID: 4395
- Town Taxes: 3080
- School Taxes: 4600
- PropClass: Residential
- County: Columbia
- Town: Ancram
- Development: Long Lake
- Schools: Pine Plains
- Agent Name: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: 518-928-7239
- Brokerage: Hillsdale Properties
- Phone: 518-325-3111