UPSTATE NY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
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Upstate NY real estate focuses on the area North of the Hudson Valley. The starting point is the Albany Capital Region. Heading North from the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area is mostly rural. The only sizeable cities are Clifton Park, Saratoga, Glens Falls and Plattsburgh. It includes the Adirondack State Park and reaches to the Canadian border.
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Recently an advanced electronics manufacturing area has develop from Albany to the East and North, which has been stimulated by the expanding of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany
The dominant MLS system in this area is the Eastern NY MLS which is expanding and covering a growing portion of the New York State real estate market.
The History of Upstate NY Real Estate
Before the American Revolutionary War, Upstate was populated by Native Americans and was home to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. The region saw many battles between the Continental Army and the Iroquois, and several treaties drawn up after the war ceded much of the land to settlers of European descent. It is largely rural with rugged terrain.
The development of Upstate New York was spurred by the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, which greatly eased the transport of goods between the port of New York City and inland cities along the Great Lakes. As a result, Upstate became a hotbed for manufacturing, giving birth to such firms as General Electric, IBM, Kodak, and Xerox, and it welcomed a large influx of immigrants. Since the mid 20th century, American de-industrialization has contributed to economic and population decline Upstate, and the region is largely considered part of the Rust Belt.
Unlike the New York metropolitan area, Upstate New York contains vast areas of rural land. As a result, Upstate also supports a strong agriculture industry, and is notable for its milk and other dairy products, its fruit production (especially apples), and winemaking. New York City is dependent on the natural resources of Upstate for a variety of services, including the city’s water supply and electricity. The region is home to several popular tourist and recreational destinations, including Niagara Falls, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, and the Finger Lakes.
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