Jewett Estate 360 Acres 4BR Ranch. Four parcels make up this property close to Hunter Mountains new development. With a 4 BR Rustic Ranch home its a perfect family retreat.
Jewett Estate 360 Acres 4BR Ranch
Jewett NY Real Estate includes the Town of Jewett which is in the center of Greene County, bordered on the west by the Town of Lexington on the south by the Town of Hunter on the east by the Town of Cairo and to the north by the Towns of Ashland and Windham.
According to the U. S. Census for 2000, the town has a total area of 50.5 sq mi square miles and a population of 970, 97% white. The median income for a household in the town was $41,172. The per capita income for the town was $22,440.
The town was first settled around 1784. Jewett was formed in 1849 from the Towns of Hunter and Lexington. Jewett is located between the ski slopes of Hunter and Windham Mountains and is a recreational area with many second home residents. Jewett offers a quiet, peaceful, serene, clean place to live or vacation. It is generally mountainous, heavily wooded, and offers spectacular views.
Jewett Estate 360 Acres 4BR Ranch
It will not be inopportune to say in these prefacing remarks that the early settlers of East Jewett were endowed with a remarkable degree of fortitude and perseverance, or else they never would have entered a wilderness that presented so few external attractions, and within whose wild recesses the bears, wolves and panthers held undisputed sway. To overcome the joint obstacles presented in the grand old forests and the numerous wild beasts, required a heroism scarcely paralleled at a period when bravery begotten of the revolution stood forth in its glory. That they possessed courage and great physical endurance is evidenced by the many great obstacles which they overcame in transforming the wilderness into cultivated fields, and substituting commodious residences for the rude habitations of the pioneer. Their struggles and privations were not void of a direct compensation reward; and to the second and third generations they proved of immense value, in giving them robust constitutions, temperate and industrious habits, and that spirit of economy essential to success.
For many years after the first settlement was made the people derived their chief subsistence from the sale of hemlock bark. At a later period the lumber trade brought a considerable income; but still later, as the land became cleared up, the dairy business was much more profitable than either other had been, and now East Jewett presents a people as thrifty and prosperous as any other agricultural section. Verily, “times ain’t as they used to was.” The writer recollects when the wolves howled by night and the deer were chased across the sparse “clearing” by day; where there are now “potatoes green;” when the log house stood where now stand the spacious and ornamental residence; when the outfit of a newly married couple—(the housekeeping outfit)—cost much less than the wedding dress now does; when spinning-wheels were ten-fold more numerous than melodeons or pianos. Those were “good old times,” though there are few, if any, that will now sigh for their return. The people are now enjoying the good new times which their industry and thrift have brought them.
For information on Jewett Estate 360 Acre 4 BR Ranch call 80-398-8802.
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- Address: Hunter, New York
- Price: $2,800,000
- Property ID: 4793
- Town Taxes: 5116
- School Taxes: 7605
- Prop. Class: Agricultural
- County: Greene
- Schools: Windham-Ashland-Jewett
- Contact: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: 518-928-7239
- Brokerage: Catskill
- Phone: 518-943-5511
- Town: Jewett