Lately, towns throughout Ulster County NY have been receiving both national and global attention by popping up on a bunch of high profile lists and "best of" features in a variety of leading publications. Most recently, National Geographic included the Hudson Valley in its list of the Top 20 places (on Earth!) to visit in 2013. Specifically mentioned in the article was the "wonderfully weird" and Ulster County's own Woodstock NY! Here at Taft Street Realty we know firsthand how beautiful life in Ulster County can be. Each town has its own unique flavor, culture, and vibe. In fact, we believe that Ulster County NY has some of the best places to live in the Hudson Valley!
Along with Kyoto, Japan, and the Crimea Peninsula in Russia, National Geographic names the Hudson Valley as a must-visit destination of 2013. Noting the culture, artistic vibe, and stunning natural beauty that has inspired artists like the Hudson River School of painters, the article specifically mentions Woodstock NY as a center for cool creativity. We couldn't agree more! Woodstock NY's Overlook Mountain has arguably some of the best views of the Hudson Valley. The beautiful natural surroundings, local events like the Woodstock Film Festival, and amazing dining and shopping makes Woodstock NY real estate perhaps the most desirable in all of Ulster County NY. But you don't have to take our word for it! Take a trip to Woodstock yourself and see why National Geographic calls it one of the best places to visit... on Earth!
Woodstock NY isn't the only town getting props in the headlines recently - far from it! This past spring Hudson Valley Magazine named Saugerties NY one of the Hudson Valley's best towns to live in. The New York Times also loves Ulster County, calling Rosendale NY, "the new Brooklyn" and covering Historic Kingston NY's mysterious Red Goat phenomenon (just to name a few recent NYTimes articles). This isn't National Geographic's first time profiling an Ulster County town either. Over the summer, NatGeo dubbed New Paltz NY, one of "America's Best Adventure Towns". All along, Taft Street Realty has been here! We've built our business around helping people find their own little slice of paradise here in the Catskill Mountains. So if any of these articles inspire you to visit (or maybe even live) in Ulster County NY, get to know the area with a true Ulster County expert real estate advisor who can help you find out which town is just right for you!