The Hudson Valley real estate market showcases some of the most prestigious pieces of property in the country. Nowhere else can you find such a combination of beauty, solitude, and refinement like you will here in beautiful Upstate New York. The Hudson Valley is different from most other regions because of the deep inventory of old and impressive manors. These stately and historic buildings line the eastern shore of the river, creating spectacular views for those boating on the water as they pass by.
Hudson Valley, NY real estate comprises the counties of Putnam, Rockland and Westchester in Lower Hudson, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster in Mid-Hudson, and Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer in the Upper Hudson/Capital District. These homes are immensely popular due to their variety and close proximity to both Albany in the North and access to New York City, which borders to the south. Adventurers and artists alike have journeyed in the Hudson Valley throughout the centuries, many settling into various corners of it. This leaves the history enthusiast with a virtually endless run of nationally-significant heritage sites to visit in "the landscape that defined America". View more Hudson Valley real estate information.
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The Hudson Valley MLS
With such a deep inventory, it is imperative that you utilize the Hudson Valley MLS if you would really like to see every kind of real estate that the Hudson Valley has to offer. Any property that is listed as Ulster County real estate will be available for search on the Hudson Valley MLS, not just the property that is listed by Taft Street Realty. The best part is that the properties are searchable by town, city or region so your search can be as narrow or wide as you want it to be.
The current market has led to dramatic price reductions, which is welcomed news to potential home buyers interested in Hudson Valley homes for sale. The homes in the Hudson Valley area are now attainable to even more individuals, whether first time home buyers or those who wish to purchase a second home. Because of this increased availability of every type of home in the Hudson Valley, home buyers can easily shop around until they find exactly what they are looking for.
Before the current state of the market, Hudson Valley homes would not be listed for long, and so opportunities were missed by many. Those who did seize the opportunity paid much more than they would now. And so it goes without saying that the opportunity to purchase your dream home in the Hudson Valley has never been more within reach than it is right now.
Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
The Hudson Valley area is connected from north to south by the Hudson River, which runs through nearly all of it’s counties.
It’s second largest city, Poughkeepsie, is located halfway between New York City and the largest town of Albany.
Almost half of New York State’s Tech Valley area dips into Hudson Valley, so called for its emphasis on high-tech industries, rivalling others such as Silicon Valley.
Many of the counties in the Hudson Valley area are served by Amtrak, making it easy for residents to commute to wherever they’re working, be it Albany or New York City.
Hudson Valley residents enjoy the quiet suburban country life the area affords, while being able to work in the hustle and bustle of big city life.
Hudson Valley, NY Real Estate
Hudson Valley real estate is varied, so there’s sure to be something for everyone here. View active Hudson Valley homes and properties for sale.
From modern architecture homes to more traditional brick exterior ranch style properties, these homes are spread out over a multitude of different areas including pasture and farmland acreages as well as the exciting and eventful larger towns in the area.
Due to its rich history of being one of the first populated areas in the country, Hudson Valley certainly hasn’t waned in popularity or population, with almost 2.25 million people spread out over this 7,200 square mile area.
Hudson Valley Homes for Sale Prices
The pricing on Hudson Valley homes for sale varies depending upon a number of different factors, but the general rule of thumb is that the closer you are to New York City, the more expensive the property is going to be. If you are not against driving out a little further, then you may find more affordable pricing. You will find that there are more homes that fall into the $275,000 to $350,000 range in the Hudson Valley real estate market. But if you are looking for a home with a view or a larger tract of property, then you are more likely to find the property to be in the $350,000 to $500,000 range. Still, other properties such as a country estate can run as much as $1 million or more.
Hudson Valley History
A leader of many sustainable practice movements, such as the successful farm-to-table movement in the 1970s and beyond, Hudson Valley enjoys a long history of a flourishing agricultural industry.
Many of its numerous farms produce grains, but maple syrup, honey, and dairy are also popular within the Hudson Valley agricultural industries.
Hops are also grown in abundance here, meaning there are a lot of breweries in the area, such as:
- Clemson Bros. Brewery
- Glenmere Brewing Company
- The Peekskill Brewery
- Obercreek Brewing Company
- Plan Bee Farm Brewery
- Hyde Park Brewing Company
- Newburgh Brewing Company
But beer isn’t the only alcohol Hudson Valley is known for. It’s also one of the oldest winemaking and grape growing regions in the United States, with its first vineyards planted in 1677, nearly a hundred years before the country gained its independence.
It’s been said that the climate is nearly perfect for grape growing, due to the mix of favourable factors such as soil density, sunlight, moisture and drainage.
The Hudson Valley has also had somewhat of a gothic reputation in the past due to Washington Irving, himself a New York native, immortalizing the region in the early 1800s with his enduring stories, such as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Investing in a Hudson Valley Home
Real estate in the Hudson Valley offers a premier opportunity for the investor because of the region’s profound and lasting beauty, whatever the season may be. Owning real estate in Hudson Valley is a smart investment. It does not matter whether you are looking for Hudson Valley homes as space to call your own or are simply buying the property as an investment that is virtually guaranteed to grow in value over a period of time.
Why? For one, it is only about 90 minutes from the bustle of New York City. NYC residents are plentiful among the tens of thousands who visit and/or own property in the Hudson Valley region. The region is vast and diverse, popular for its rich, unmatched blend of culture, history, and heritage. It boasts an all-natural environment complete with wide open spaces. A vacation home purchase in the upstate New York area is a popular choice these days, thanks to the real estate industry being a buyer's market at the present time. It is more affordable now than it has ever been to buy that second home you have been looking for!
The best thing to do if you are not familiar with the entire area, is to take some weekend trips or day trips to these towns and see which part of the area fits best with you. You will also want to consider whether the house will be for your exclusive use, or if you will be offering weekly or weekend rentals. That being the case, you may want to consider contracting with a property management company or a qualified Hudson Valley real estate agent who specializes in the area to help you along those lines as well. Hudson Valley houses are in demand, but it is still a buyer's market right now and absolutely the best time to take one of the properties on if that is what you are looking to do.
If at any time you have questions about real estate in Hudson Valley, please don't hesitate to contact Dylan Taft, Principal Broker/Owner, Taft Street Realty, Inc. Office: 845.687.9292