Summer

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There is no better way to end a day of barbecuing, relaxing, and celebrating America’s independence with a group of friends, than with a bang - we’re talking fireworks of course! There are plenty of places within Ulster County that you can enjoy the grand illumination and sparkle of some top notch firework displays or, you may even be able to enjoy a ~small~ show from the comfort of your backyard. Fireworks are just the grand finale to an awesome day and Ulster County doesn't disappoint when it comes to fun holiday-related community events. And this year, with Independence Day falling on a Wednesday, the fun continues two weekends in a row! 

So if you’re looking to experience Independence Day in Ulster County like a local, pack a picnic, grab a

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June can tend to be a busy month for a lot of people; between getting into summer mode, end of year school activities, graduations, summer camps starting, vacations, weddings, and can’t forget Father’s Day on June 17th... the month that we associate with the official start of summer can typically find calendars a bit frenzied. If you’re so lucky to find some time to yourself on weekends, you’ll find the Hudson Valley and Catskills too have packed calendars of great events for you to get out and enjoy! 

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed day by the pool, or an afternoon or evening of good food, drinks and festival memories, the summer in Ulster County, NY is just kicking off!

Ready to dive-in and have some fun this weekend?

Here’s some of

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You may visualize farm houses or old stone homes when you think about real estate in Ulster County, NY, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. However among the more traditional mountain retreats for sale, there are also stunning contemporaries, decked out in modern luxury.  Super modern homes for sale in and around the Hudson Valley are out there, but not always easy to find.  We're seeing more and more modern new construction properties for sale in the Catskill mountain region of upstate NY.  

Living upstate doesn't necessarily mean roughing it at the farm, though.

Check out some of these ultra modern homes that have recently sold across the county.

 1489 Denning Road, Denning, NY 12725 

Built in 2014, this contemporary glass home is

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As if Ulster County didn’t already bring tons to the table with its natural beauty, world class outdoor activities, super cool towns and awesome culinary experiences, Ulster County really knows how to have a good time in the summer, with festivals and events galore! With new events popping up every year all over the valley, there’s always something new going on to experience in Ulster County, whether you’re a long-time resident, or looking to make your first trip to experience first hand what you’ve heard so much buzz about.

These rising temperatures have got us in full summer mode already, so we’re ready to jump right in! Here’s a list of some of the most talked about festivals and events going on in the Hudson Valley and Ulster County, NY that

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If you were to ask someone what the best thing about Ulster County is (we know it’s pretty tough to pick just one thing, but let's just say, for arguments sake…) we’re pretty sure that an overwhelming majority would agree that the natural features and scenic beauty of Ulster County is what makes it such a marvelous place. The natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley and the Catskills has been written about for hundreds of years, most notably by famous 19th century naturalist and author, John Burroughs. Burroughs wrote this on his view from the Slide Mountain summit in “The Heart of the Southern Catskills”…

“All was mountain and forest on every hand. Civilization seemed to have done little more than to have scratched this rough, shaggy surface

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It’s hard to believe it, but it feels that somehow summer has slipped through our fingers and we’re sitting here looking at the calendar in disbelief- ‘How could Labor Day weekend have come so quickly once again?’

It’s easy to see how the end of summer could have snuck up on us this year. The Hudson Valley’s extreme heat and humidity throughout August has had us in a permanent summer state of mind, yet with the first full week of September and the start of school only days away, we’ll all soon be trading in bathing suits and popsicles for pencils and pumpkin spice, whether we are ready or not!

If you’re not headed out of town or to the beach this Labor Day weekend, there’s still plenty to do right here to enjoy one final blast of summer and have

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There is no better way to end a day of barbecuing, relaxing, and celebrating America’s independence with a group of friends, than with a bang - we’re talking fireworks of course! There are plenty of places within Ulster County that you can enjoy the grand illumination and sparkle of some top notch firework displays or, now that New York State and Ulster County have passed new firework legislation as of 2015, you may even be able to enjoy a ~small~ show from the comfort of your backyard. Fireworks are just the grand finale to an awesome day and Ulster County doesn't disappoint when it comes to fun holiday community events.

So if you’re looking to experience Independence Day in Ulster County like a local, pack a picnic, grab a blanket and some

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Festival season is now in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! If you caught our earlier post on 2016 Spring Festival and Events, we highlighted some major local events taking you straight on through to Memorial Day weekend, and now it’s time to continue and start mapping out the rest of your summer event schedule!

Ulster County and the Hudson Valley are known for their scenic beauty, pristine natural features and proximity to one of the biggest cities in the world, New York City. With those big draws, it’s easy to figure why so many people visit and vacation to Ulster County and the Catskill Mountain region in the summer months. If our natural beauty, super cool towns and awesome culinary choices weren’t already enough for visitors, Ulster

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4th of July 2015Whether you’ve just bought a house and moved to the Hudson Valley region, or you’re a weekend visitor checking out real estate in Woodstock & surrounding communities as a potential place to put down some roots, attending a July 4th holiday celebration is a grand way to get a feel for the wide scope of your potential new community. On Independence Day Weekend the skies fill with dazzling displays in multiple towns, and there are many vantage points for your eyes.

Depending on your mood, you can view the extravaganza with high energy or a more relaxed fashion. I’ve joined organized family-style picnickers determined to find a primo spot for the fireworks. This means thinking ahead, packing baskets of food and blankets and low folding chairs and arriving

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Ulster County NY real estate for sale*Looking for even more fun Ulster County Summer Festivals?*

Check out our new Taft Street Summer Festival and Event Guide- Now Updated for 2016! 

It's that time of year! As we approach the summertime herein Ulster County NY, local festivals and events are popping up throughout the area to welcome in the warm weather. From the well-established, well-known favorites like the Woodstock & New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair, to the newer events like the Gardiner NY Cupcake Festival the next few months are full of fun times to be had here in the Hudson Valley region! As we have in the past Taft Street Realty will be covering many of these great events, so stay tuned to our blog for upcoming posts! Until then, here is our comprehensive Ulster County NY | 2013

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