Austerlitz Ghent retreat 30 acres 2 dwellings pond great getaway, easy access to Taconic Parkway, great woods, nicely cleared for total enjoyment, 2 dwellings: loft apartment in rustic structure, 2BR small house on wheels, 2 sheds, great for privacy, great view point.
Austerlitz Ghent Retreat 30 Acres 2 Dwellings Pond 12075
Austerlitz NY Real Estate includes the hamlets of Austerlitz, Red Rock and Spencertown and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop and Harvey Mountain famous for blueberries. The population was 1,654 at the 2010 census. The median income for a household in the town was $51,369, and the median income for a family was $56,771. Males had a median income of $44,531 versus $37,188 for females.
Austerlitz NY History
The town was named after the Battle of Austerlitz. The town was organized from parts of the towns of Hillsdale, Chatham, and Canaan, March 28, 1818. When the bill erecting it passed the Legislature Martin Van Buren, then a State Senator, and who, being an ardent admirer of the great Napoleon, leaped to his feet and moved to amend by calling the new town “Austerlitz.”
The streams of Austerlitz gave rise to industries such as farming, raising sheep, and mill operations. Saw mills, grist mills, mills for wool carding and the making of cider, shingles and planes enabled the settlers to make a living.
More About Austerlitz
Austerlitz is close to the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood and with its mountainous terrain features many luxury homes and hunting possibilities. Austerlitz is a small, rural town north of Hillsdale, east of Chatham, South of Canaan and West of the Berkshires. Austerlitz NY Real Estate is in great demand especially by those seeking a second home with seclusion or farmland.
Two programs, the Blueberry Festival and Autumn in Austerlitz, grow in popularity each year. Blueberries, prolific on Harvey Mountain, figured prominently in the life of earlier settlers, since sale of blueberries helped them pay their taxes.
- Price: $399,000
- Property ID: 5345
- Town Taxes: 900
- School Taxes: 1816
- Prop. Class: Residential
- County: Columbia
- Schools: Chatham
- Contact: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: (518)928-7239
- Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty, LLC
- Phone: (518)392-6400
- Website: columbiacountyrealestatebroker.com
- Town: Ghent