Ulster County Local Area Guides

Taft Street Realty presents comprehensive local area guides to the most popular events in Ulster County NY

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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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What’s not to love about Rosendale? If you’ve ever visited this small upstate Hudson Valley town, you’ll realize that living in Rosendale isn’t just about settling on a location; it’s a way of life. There’s always new and exciting things going on in this small community and most are done with such passion and vigor that you can’t help but feel inspired and touched by this town’s culture and ideals. The rural community of 6,000+ residents may be on the small side, but they have a big voice- and people have traveled near and far to hear what Rosendale’s community members have to say. Here, there’s a passion to learn, to grow and to experience nature as it was intended to be. There’s a forward thinking progressivism that many other towns can only hope to

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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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The Hudson Valley is known for its abundance of fertile farmland and contains lots of great farms, orchards, vineyards and therefore, inevitably, wonderful, fresh produce. Many high end culinary establishments in New York City looking for the freshest produce (be it fruits, veggies or cuts of meat) to build their menus upon will source ingredients from right here in Ulster County and the rest of the Hudson Valley alike. That being said, you don’t need to be a restaurateur to score some of the area’s best and freshest produce, meats, eggs, ciders, ales and wines. Much of the best of the Hudson Valley stays right here in the heart of the community for local consumption and while some of these products are probably offered at your local supermarket, the

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FullSizeRender.jpgThe hamlet of Highland, NY is pretty consistent. Businesses making up the small area most folks would consider ‘Main Street’ (actually Vineyard Avenue, where all the parades, street festivals and town events occur) hasn't changed too much over the years. Sal’s Place has been the cornerstone bar that has been a fixture of Highland’s main drag for decades, as has the barber shop located next door and Elia’s Meat Market, and while other restaurants may have slowly come and gone, the sleepy hamlet has always had a pizza place (or two), a Chinese takeout, and generally, the same local clientele who tend to frequent them.

Over the years though, and with Highland getting more foot traffic from tourists and other Ulster County residents alike from the opening

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There are a lot of areas to love in Ulster County, NY, but over the years we’ve noticed some areas seem to be more popular than others. Many who look for a summer/vacation home here in the Hudson Valley often find themselves drawn to the Catskill Mountains or one of the farmland valleys near the Rondout or the Wallkill River.  Some are now drawn to the hip and historic city of Kingston. There’s something for everyone here in Ulster County and today we want to highlight some of the more popular zip codes to help buyers better understand the similarities and differences when house hunting.  Ulster County really has it all - pristine nature that can be enjoyed year round, beautiful mountain vistas, an abundance of outdoor activities to fit anyone’s skill

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High Falls, located roughly 90 miles north of New York City in scenic Ulster County is a small, colorful hamlet straddling two awesome towns, Marbletown and Rosendale (as seen on the map below).  Although very tiny in stature, this hotspot comes with some fairly deep historical roots. The past few years have seen the hamlet of High Falls as a stand out in the local real estate market, with lots of new faces being drawn to this postage stamp sized hamlet. The area's eclectic character welcomes many city dwellers who are looking to break out of the concrete jungle to a more serene, calming, but still totally hip location.

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 1.44.44 PM.jpgThe hamlet of High Falls is pretty small and quiet, despite it’s wildly growing popularity, making it the perfect place to get away

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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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Water Street Market New Paltz NY homes for saleThere is no shortage of great shops and restaurants in New Paltz NY! This bustling Hudson Valley town is thriving thanks to its popularity among visiting New Yorkers, and the location of one of the best State Schools in New York, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz.  However if you’re in New Paltz one shopping destination that should definitely be on your “to-do” list is the Water Street Market! This indoor, European-inspired market boasts no fewer than 20 boutiques, shops, galleries, and cafes – each one unique - for visitors to enjoy. Being an indoor shopping center, the Water Street Market is open for business in any type of weather – and because it’s located just off of the Wallkill Rail Trail and Main Street New Paltz, you can ride a bike, walk, or stop by as you

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Blue Mountain Area Homes For SaleSaugerties NY homes on the market range from the entry level price points of under $100K all the way up to and over $1 Million in the luxury home category. Whether it's the bustling village life you desire or the solitude of mountainous type living around the Blue Mountain area, real estate for sale in the 12477 zip code covers pretty much any kind of lifestyle. Bordered on the east by the majestic Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains to the north and west, buyers looking for that special location close to the Hudson but also close to popular areas in Ulster County like Woodstock should not overlook the Saugerties NY market. Ulster County, and Saugerties specifically, is very accessible. Located right off exit 20 of the NYS Thruway, anyone looking to

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