Real Estate in Hurley NY
There's nothing mysterious about why the real estate in Hurley NY feels like a page out of a history book. It is a page out of history. The town was originally settled on the banks of the Esopus Creek in 1662 by a sturdy band of Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, and Belgian farmers who intended to produce grain for the nearby business hub of Kingston. Hurley—sometimes referred to as Old Hurley—has had many “lives:” agricultural hub, stone quarry, stone milling center, and now, a quiet yet convenient place to put down residential roots, rich in the architecture of the past.
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Homes in Hurley
Stone homes in Hurly line the streets in the old portion of the town, but once you get beyond the Esopus Creek and the farmland beyond that, the landscape quickly becomes more rural. And yet Hurley real estate in general offers a kind of happy paradox: Still somewhat countrified, it also appeals to commuters who work in the more urban parts of nearby Kingston and the surrounding job-rich areas. Albany is less than an hour away on the New York State Thruway, and State Roads 209 and 28 make traveling around the county a cinch.
Homes for sale in Hurley come in all price ranges and buyers are typically commuters, history buffs, or both. Stone home seekers will generally find property taxes on their dream house lower than they would be in New Paltz or Marbletown, for example. And the convenience-minded will appreciate the proximity of historic and urban Kingston.
Hurley real estate is one of the choice areas valued by stone house and history buffs who flock to the region to savor what great Dutch architecture still remains. And there is plenty of it to savor. Once here, they also find a surprisingly outdoor-friendly environment for a community so conveniently located near relatively urban centers. The overhaul of the local rail trail resulted in a bicycle-and-pedestrian friendly car-free playground where area residents can walk the dog or bike to their hearts'content in a remarkable retreat.
Through the centuries, there have been good times and bad. One of the great lows was in 1905 when New York State granted the New York City Water Board the right to build a vast reservoir in the Beaverkill area. Today, the Ashokan Reservoir is a great natural asset, but in 1905 it was like a wedge driven down through the middle of the town, with Hurley on the one side and West Hurley now on the other. Hurley government was subsequently housed in two buildings, one in the new West Hurley, the other in Old Hurley. To this day, in a typically quaint nod to the past, the tradition of holding meetings in each area on alternating months continues.
If at any time you have questions about real estate in Hurley or the surrounding Ulster County area, please don't hesitate to contact Dylan Taft, Principal Broker/Owner, Taft Street Realty, Inc. - 845.687.9292 office or 845.380.3394 mobile.
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