With its gently rolling hills and wide-open pastures and farmland, Columbia County has long had a special appeal for New Yorkers searching for a true slice of country life and rural charm within a couple or three hours from the city. The region is loaded with interesting things to do and try, with everything from wineries and breweries to restored rail trails for hiking and biking, old inns and historic homes, art galleries, and u-pick orchards. As for the food and dining scene, it’s off the charts.
The county also has some pretty great housing stock. The 2018 median sale price for a home in the county is $233,500, according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
We thought it would be fun to take a spin through the current local listings to see what sort of home and property you can get for that median price.
Size: 1,500 square feet
Listing agent: Donna Knight, Beach & Bartolo Realtors
Highlights: Set in a forested area of up-and-coming Chatham, the handcrafted cabin is a true upstate retreat. The interior charms with an open loft and wood flooring, while the outside features a new wood deck. The abode is ideal for anyone who craves quiet seclusion and an easy proximity to central Chatham and nearby Hudson.
503 Rte 20, New Lebanon / Photo by Sharon McArdle
Size: 3,410 square feet
Listing agent: Sharon McArdle, Berkshire Hathaway Blake
Highlights: This 1880 country home on 5.3 private acres features a circular driveway, a wrap-around porch, a large two-car garage, a granite kitchen, a home office (could be a first-floor master) and a formal dining room.
226 Mill St, Hudson / Photo by Tammy Molinski
Size: 1,196 square feet
Listing agent: Tammy Molinski, Coldwell Banker Advisor Realty
Highlights: Built in 2008 on a 7,405-square-foot lot, this one-story home offers a cozy eat-in kitchen, a screened gazebo, a master with a full bath and lots of closet space, and access to nearby recreational opportunities, including walking and biking trails and a playground and pavilion.