Greene County NY Real Estate, including homes, land, commercial, farms & estates is very reasonable priced compared to its neighbors Columbia and Ulster Counties. But real estate prices near ski resorts in Hunter and Windham bring higher prices. As do homes at Sleepy Hollow Lake a residential community in the Towns of Athens and Coxsackie.
Greene County NY Real Estate is bordered to the south by Ulster County. To the north by Albany County and Schoharie County. To the East by the Hudson River and Columbia County and to the west by Delaware County.
Greene County NY Real Estate History
Greene County was formed by an act of the New York State Legislature on March 25, 1800. It included the townships of Catskill, Coxsackie, Freehold and Durham, with a population of about 13,000. By 1852, the present pattern of towns and villages had emerged, following a series of subdivisions and merges. Today, Greene County consists of 14 towns and 5 villages.
The river towns and villages flourished as boat building, brick making and milling centers. As well as serving as supply points for inland settlers. In the mountains, several communities developed as tanning sites, utilizing the now depleted stock of hemlock forest.
By the mid-nineteenth century Greene County New York real estate was becoming a fashionable resort area catering to the upper class. It was marked by competition between the Catskill Mountain House and Hotel Kaaterskill for the tourist trade. Although these resorts and the Otis Elevated Railway leading to them are no longer in operation, remnants of this era can be viewed.
Greene County Economy Today
Strategically located in the New York – Boston-Washington D.C. corridor with one-day access to 80 million consumers, Greene County is about 130 miles north of New York City and 30 miles south of Albany, NY. The New York State Thruway (I-87) runs through the eastern edge of the county, and the Berkshire Spur going to the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) is 11 miles away with Boston within three hours.
As of the 2010 census, the population of Greene County was 49,221. Estimated median household income in 2010: $51,013 and per capital income is $23,307.
The cost of doing business in Greene County is low compared to adjoining areas to the East, North and South.The major employers in Greene County are Coxsackie Correctional, Greene Correctional, Greene County, Hunter Mountain, Wal-Mart and Windham and Hunter Mountains. New Baltimore and Coxsackie have growing industrial parks and Catskill and Athens are booming.
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