COLUMBIA COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE
HOMES, LAND, COMMERCIAL, FARMS, & ESTATES FOR SALE
Columbia County NY real estate is a prime market for second homes for New York City Metropolitan residents. It also serves local residents working in Columbia County and neighboring counties.
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The southern part of the county, including the towns of Ancram, Clermont, Germantown and Taghkanic, is the most attractive for those commuting from Westchester, Dutchess and Ulster Counties and those seeking a second home. The central part of the county, including Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, Copake, Hillsdale and Ghent, is attractive to the second home market. Also for primary residences for individuals working in Hudson, Albany and the Capital District and the Berkshires.
The northern part of the county, including Austerlitz, Canaan, Chatham, Kinderhook, Stuyvesant and New Lebanon is attractive both as a primary residence for those working in Albany and the Berkshires. The eastern part of the county: the towns of Austerlitz, Canaan, and New Lebanon are in striking distance of the Berkshires and Tanglewood as well as Great Barrington, Lenox, Richmond and Pittsfield.
Approximately 63,000 people live in Columbia County. It is served by the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90, the Taconic Parkway and a myriad of crisscrossing roads. It is accessible by train via Metro north from Grand Central Terminal to Wassaic and from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak along the Hudson River to Pougkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Hudson and Albany-Rensselaer. The median income for a household in the county was $59,916; the per capita income was $33,864. About 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line.
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Columbia County NY Real Estate History
Columbia County was formed in 1786 after the American Revolutionary War. The first exploration of the territory was most likely that of Hendrick Hudson who in 1609 sailed across the Atlantic and up the river which now bears his name. An accident to his craft forced him to stop and come ashore to visit the area. A lively trade was established by 1612 and early settlers began to colonize various regions. The establishments of Fort Orange and New Amsterdam in 1624 allowed traders and travelers to frequently stop along the shores of Columbia County. Small settlements sprang up to supply goods to these ships.
Fort Orange was eventually renamed Albany. Columbia County was divided and formed into various districts from a portion of Albany county. These districts consisted of Kinderhook in the northwest, King’s in the northeast, Claverack in the central portion , and Livingston in the South. The Germantown district was formed from part of Livingston manor on April 1, 1775 and the Hillsdale district was taken from Claverack on March 26, 1782. The City of Hudson was incorporated April 22, 1785.
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