Hudson Valley Magazine recently called Saugerties NY one of the Top 7 Hudson Valley Towns to Live In for 2012. We here at Taft Street Realty couldn't agree more! In our opinion Saugerties NY embodies all of the great things about life here in Ulster County. It is a delightful mix of natural beauty, rich history, quirky culture, and a shared sense of local identity. Like Hudson Valley Magazine, Taft Street Realty has been keeping tabs on Saugerties' rapid growth and endless potential. We've written extensively about this cool little, 200 year old(!) town in posts about Main Street Saugerties NY and much more!
Great Food, Awesome Activities, New Hotels, and Fun Festivals in Saugerties!
As the HVMag article points out, Saugerties NY is full of fun activities and great food! There seems to be an unending stream of festivals and celebrations, which always guest stars the Town of Saugerties. The world famous 2012 Saugerties Garlic Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that features all things garlic (garlic ice cream included!) There is also the (arguably more pleasant-smelling) Mum Festival and the awesome annual 4th of July fireworks. Saugerties NY also is also an equestrian hotspot for the area. It is home to H.I.T.S. (Horse shows In The Sun) on the Hudson, which delights crowds with horse shows all spring and summer! Winter is just as fun around Saugerties due to its close proximity to local Catskill area ski resorts. Located just off of exit 20 on the NYS Thruway, Saugerties is easy to get to from NYC, and is close to that other famous Ulster County town Woodstock NY. It is also a great departure point if you want to venture across the Hudson River into Dutchess County to visit BARD and other attractions. All of those visitors to Saugerties need to be fed and places to rest! This demand has brought a great range of dining to Saugerties, from the quick and affordable cafes like Miss Lucy's Kitchen, to world famous specialty foods like Krause's Chocolate, to fanciful gourmet like the Tavern at Diamond Mills. The recently opened Diamond Mills Hotel (& Tavern) offers luxurious accommodations perched right on the falls of the Esopus Creek.
Saugerties - A Top Town to Buy Real Estate
Homes for sale in Saugerties vary greatly from the small and more modest, all the way to luxury status of $500K and up. Compared with other counties to the south and to the east, luxury homes for sale in Ulster County are plentiful and often come at a bargain. But Saugerties prides itself on being a great place for people of all lifestyles to live, and a full mix of homes for sale create a diverse housing market, with something for everyone. Here at Taft Street Realty, we know that anywhere in Ulster County is great to live, but we have to agree with Hudson Valley Magazine that Saugerties is a truly special town that really captures the Ulster County lifestyle!