ULSTER COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE
HOMES, LAND, COMMERCIAL, FARMS, & ESTATES FOR SALE
Ulster County NY real estate is dominated by the second home market and the memories of the Woodstock Concert. The southern part of the county around New Paltz is commutable from New York City. Its state college campus is an additional draw. Kingston and Saugerties are more populated areas to the north which are increasing in population. The towns of Woodstock, Ellenville, Shandaken, Ulster and Gardiner are more rural and attract second homeowners.
Ulster County NY Real Estate has a population of 182,493, a total area of 1161 sq. miles and is located approximately 90 miles North of New York City. The median income for a household in the county is $60,393, and the Per capita inome is $31,790.
Ulster County NY real estate is in the southeast part of New York State, south of Albany, immediately west of the Hudson River. Much of the county is within the Catskill Mountains and the Shawangunk Ridge. The highest point is Slide Mountain, at approximately 4,180 feet (1,270 m) above sea level. The lowest point is sea level along the Hudson River. The New York State Thruway Interstate 87 runs north-south through the county, carrying traffic to and from New York City and its surroundings.
Ulster County NY History
The area of present day Ulster County was called Esopus by the Dutch settlers: it was then part of the New Netherland Colony. In 1652 Thomas Chambers, a freeholder from Rensselaerwyck, purchased land at Esopus and began trading there. In 1683, the Duke of York created twelve counties in his province. Ulster County was one of them. Its boundaries at that time included the present Sullivan County, and portions of the present Delaware, Orange, and Greene Counties.
In 1777, the capital of New York State (the first state capital of independent New York) was established at Kingston, though it was subsequently moved to Kerhonkson when the British burned that city.
ULSTER COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE TODAY
Farms, farmers’ markets and stands are an integral part of Ulster County’s landscape. Early settlers realized the rich soils of the valley were unique to the region, in spite of a relatively short growing season. Dairy farmers thrived, apple orchards and corn became major cash crops, and that history continues today with dozens of thriving agricultural enterprises. The farmers’ markets in particular have enjoyed a resurgence with organic and mini farms supplying fresh produce to locals and visitors alike.
Today Ulster County’s strategic location and exceptional quality of life make this the ideal location to operate a business. Ulster County features: (1)Easy access to every major market in the Northeast; (2) Unparalleled four-season living; (3)Extraordinary value with the region’s lowest cost of doing business;(4)A ready and skilled workforce; (5)Expert economic development assistance to facilitate solutions; (6)Aggressive New York State and local incentive programs, including START-UP NY.
Ulster County is the only county in the Lower- and Mid-Hudson Valley where employers do not have to pay the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax. Ulster County also has a competitive wage structure, with an average private annual salary of $33,558, compared with $53,733 in the Hudson Valley and $64,007 in the State.
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