CATSKILLS REAL ESTATE
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Catskills Real Estate serves as a primary residence and second home destination to almost 400,000 individuals. The Catskills Region focuses on Ulster and Greene Counties, but includes parts of Delaware and Sullivan Counties. It borders Schoharie and Albany counties. It contains the Catskill State Park with many opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing and fishing.
The Catskills are made up of four counties: Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster. While each of the four corners of the Catskills has its own unique qualities, there’s a consistent sense of Catskill charm in every riverside town, mountain village or rural hamlet. In addition to the region’s county lines, the Catskills are home to the Catskill Mountains as well as the 600,000 acre Catskill Park, a mix of private and public lands, as well as the vast Catskill Forest Preserve, a publicly protected area that lends way to outdoor recreation amid mountains, meadows, forests, lakes, and rivers.
Catskills Real Estate – The Catskills Park
The Catskill Park includes a large portion of the Catskill Range, and is part of New York’s Forest Preserve. Not all the land is publicly owned; about 60% remains in private hands, but new sections are added frequently. Most of the park and the preserve are within Ulster County; however Greene County accounts for a significant portion and there are areas in Sullivan and Delaware counties too.
The following towns, listed within their counties, are generally considered within the Catskills:
Delaware: Andes, Bovina, Colchester, Davenport, Delhi, Deposit, Franklin, Hamden, Hancock, Harpersfield, Kortright, Masonville, Meredith, Middletown, Roxbury, Sidney, Stamford, Tompkins, Walton. Greene: Ashland, Athens, Catskill, Cairo, Coxsackie, Durham, Jewett, Greenville, Hunter, New Baltimore, Windham Schoharie: Blenheim, Broome, Carlisle, Cobleskill, Conesville, Esperance, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, Middleburgh, Richmondville, Seward, Sharon, Summit, Wright. Sullivan: Bethel, Callicoon, Cochecton, Delaware, Fallsburg, Forestburgh, Fremont, Highland, Liberty, Lumberland, Mamakating, Neversink, Rockland, Thompson, Tusten. Ulster: Chichester, Denning, Ellenville, Esopus, Gardiner, Hardenburg, Hurley, Kingston, Lloyd, Marbletown, New Paltz, Olive, Plattekill, Rochester, Rosendale, Saugerties, Shandaken, Shawangunk, Ulster, and Woodstock.
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Catskills Region homes serve as primary residence and second home destination to almost 400,000 individuals. The breakdown for population, housing, household income and per capita income are set forth below.
Population Housing Units Household Income Per Capita Income
Delaware 45,514 19,270 39,821 17,357
Greene 48,947 28,536 45,628 18,931
Schoharie 31,529 11,991 46,444 17,778
Sullivan 75,826 49,239 45,930 18,892
Ulster 181, 440 82,329 54,388 20,846
The major employers in The Catskills tend to be the county governments, correctional institutions, ski areas and some local manufacturing efforts. The cost of doing business in The Catskills is low compared to adjoining areas to the East, North and South. Some locations are quite accessible to the major markets of New York, Westchester and Albany. The Catskills has a growing number of individuals commuting to New York, Westchester and the Albany region, helped by the accessibility of the New York State Thruway. Another factor helping The Catskills is the movement of individuals who are retiring or down sizing from the Metropolitan New York City area, including Long Island, parts of Connecticut, New Jersey and Westchester and the Albany Capital District. Since properties are so much higher in those regions.
The quality of schools can differ within small areas or larger ones. Word of mouth can be useful in assessing the quality of schools, but it can also be misleading. New York State ranks schools and school districts and these ranking may be found at the link at NYS Education Department. Additional information may be found at the following websites for secondary, community colleges and 4 year colleges. NY Schools, NY Community Colleges, NY Colleges.