GREENE COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE
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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 is across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from Hudson. The rebirth of Catskill has followed that of Hudson. Cairo is just North of Catskill and Athens is North bordering the Hudson River. Along with Coxsackie it is home to Sleepy Hollow Lake a residential community built around Sleepy Hollow Lake. To the north are Coxsackie and New Baltimore. Hunter, Windham, Jewett and Lexington share the Catskill Mountains and abundant skiing. They also have high priced housing, especially on the Ski slopes.
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Greene County NY 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 in the Town of Hunter.
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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. Greene County can be approached from the New York Metropolitan Area by I-87, with exits in Saugerties (Ulster County), Catskill and Coxsackie/New Baltimore. It can also be reach from the Taconic Parkway, by taking State Route 82 (just past Lake Taghkanic State Park) west across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,221. Its county seat is Catskill. The county’s name is in honor of the American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. As of the 2010 census occupying approximately 29,335 house units, 17,125 households, and 89.9% white. Estimated median household income in 2010: $51,013 and per capital income is $23,307.
The major employers in Greene County are Coxsackie Correctional, Greene Correctional, Greene County, Hunter Mountain, Wal-Mart and Windham Mountain. New Baltimore and Coxsackie have growing industrial parks and Catskill and Athens are also growing. The cost of doing business in Greene County is low compared to adjoining areas to the East, North and South.
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