Ulster County Real Estate Blog

Are you looking for a weekend escape from New York City? Some place that you can get outside, get some fresh air and just escape for a few days? Whether you’re a music lover or self proclaimed hippie or not, Woodstock, NY is a great place to visit, no matter your passions, and in any season.

 

ESCAPE NYC AND HEAD TO WOODSTOCK, NY

Day 1:

Let the journey begin! It’s only a short two hour drive from New York City to Woodstock, so you can still make it to your destination for dinner if leaving straight from the office on a Friday night! After the picturesque drive upstate through the Hudson Valley, make your way to Hotel Dylan to settle in and get some shut eye for an exciting weekend ahead. Hotel Dylan (www.thehoteldylan.com) is nestled off of

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Spring is officially just around the corner, and after some late season snowstorms this year, many Hudson Valley residents are more than ready for the return of some warmer weather and an escape from that ‘cabin fever’ time of year. Luckily, when spring returns to the Hudson Valley, so do many great events, festivals and fun things to do that will get you out, exploring and enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

Kingston Model Train & Railroad Hobby Show

March 19th, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm

Andy Murphy Midtown Recreation Center, Kingston

All aboard for a showcase of the best of the best in model train displays. Spend the afternoon learning about the models and about trains from local railroad and train museum workers, shop for your own hobby

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Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts returns for Season 2 at the Rosendale Theatre!

March 19th Trailer from Digi Ranch on Vimeo.

ELEE Season 2- “Us Plus Them”

March 19th, 2017, 4:00pm- 6:30pm

Rosendale Theatre

https://www.engaginglectures.com

 

After a successful start to their Rosendale theatre lecture series in 2016, Eric Archer and Jesse Brown are bringing back the ‘spirit of lifelong curiosity’ and ‘the art of local inquiry’ for another season in 2017!

Engaging Lectures with Everyday Experts (or ELEE for short) highlights both experts and passionate amateurs from right here in our backyards who seek to share their knowledge on a range of subjects and topics through a series of lectures and thought-provoking panel

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We all know the Hudson Valley has a lot to offer.  People buying here tend to gravitate towards areas that speak to their lifestyle and the things they like to do.  Some are attracted to what a small town stands for and let's face it... some simply come for the fresher air. 

Many have heard of New Paltz before, but few know it as intimately as the locals do.  This small town in Ulster County is no secret, but there is a secret sauce that makes New Paltz stand out from other local Hudson Valley hotspots. Join us as we share the local take on why New Paltz may be the perfect location for your new home.

 

New Paltz has been on many people’s radars for quite some time due to some world class local attractions, a popular state university, and

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For almost 5 years now there has been a buzz surrounding the Kingston area, touting it as a ‘new Brooklyn’; a hip new place to escape the bustling city and explore your passions and creativity. We’ve followed that buzz for a while and have seen the changes in and around  Kingston over the last few years, from the assortment of new and thriving businesses and restaurants that have come to town to the burgeoning ‘artist’s corridor’, livening up the once neglected Mid-town section of the city.

What was once a small whisper of a buzz about Kingston though, has transformed into a much louder call, beckoning even more people and more industry to Ulster County’s largest city. Forget the designation of being the “new Brooklyn”... Kingston is poising itself

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February 14th will soon be upon us… can’t you just feel the love in the air??

Ulster County is a destination for lovers this time of year. What could be better on a cold winter’s day than to spend some quality time with your love, enjoying a delicious meal and some sweet treats to go along with it? There’s lots of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Ulster County with your love, so much so, that for the ambitious, it may be hard to fit your whole desired Ulster County itinerary into one single, love-filled day. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday (which is a little bit of a bummer for those trying to squeeze in plans around weekday work schedules), so why not celebrate a little early- start the weekend before and stretch the

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Surely you’ve heard about the controversy stemming from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests that have taken place over the past few months across the country, but did you know that, if you’re an Ulster County resident, this type of issue hits much closer to home, possibly more than you have realized?

Enter the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline - a crude & refined oil transportation pipeline stretching from Albany, New York to Linden, New Jersey and traversing straight through our home here in Ulster County. Just like other oil pipelines across the country, the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline is facing opposition left and right from local residents, town officials, environmental agencies, and the like. While reports about the pipeline stress the need for an

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Contrary to popular belief, the holidays can be a great time to purchase a new home, as many of our Taft Street clients can happily attest to! We’re wrapping up and putting a bow on 2016- join us as we take a look back on a busy holiday season and the Taft Street clients who took advantage of holiday home buying!

 2016A Route 32, Saugerties

2016A Route 32 in Saugerties, NY closed on December 30th, 2016 for $212,500.  This two bedroom, two bathroom townhouse unit was just recently built in 2015, meaning there’s nothing that new owners need to do other than move right in! This one level ranch makes for easy living and with 1360 square feet, attached two car garage and full basement, and there’s plenty of space here as well. Lots of light enters

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2016 has been quite the year, both for our nation as a whole, and locally, here in Ulster County as well. Regardless of whether or not you’re fondly looking back at a great year, or instead have high hopes for a brighter 2017, there’s no denying that a lot has happened this year! We here at Taft Street, aim to try to provide you with the most up to date, relevant and locally sourced news stories and happenings so that you can enjoy everything that the Hudson Valley and Ulster County have to offer. We shared plenty of stories this year on our blog and on Facebook, from local activity guides, event and restaurant features, and of course all the latest Ulster County real estate news. If you weren’t able to catch them all, don’t worry- we’ve compiled our top

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 Community Holiday Festivals and Tree Lighting Events

Ready to ring in the 2016 holiday season? For most people, Thanksgiving marks the ‘unofficial’ opening of the holiday season, but things really start to get festive when our small hamlets and towns light up with holiday cheer! Many communities host their own Christmas and Holiday events to kick off the celebrations-  where the night is usually capped off with a Christmas tree lighting, attended by the big man in red himself! Hit up your town’s holiday kick off celebrations, or to truly get in the Christmas spirit, catch as many as you can! 

Holiday on Huguenot Street and Community Tree Lighting

December 2nd, 2016, 4:00pm-9:00pm; Tree lighting at 7:00pm

Historic Huguenot Street, New

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