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Quaint, and Historical Riverfront Town
Coxsackie, New York was settled by an Algonquin tribe inhabiting the upper Hudson River Valley. These natives mined and worked tool stones. The name Coxsackie (pronounced COOK-sock-EE) is believed to be a Native American word that loosely translates to the “hoot of the owl”.
In 1772, European settlers formed a town government and Coxsackie formally became a town in 1788. Today, there are many remnants of the former settlers such as the Bronck House Museum. This is an original farmstead house that remains one of the oldest houses in upstate New York. Now, Coxsackie is a great place to live and raise a family because it is near Albany, Hudson, and the New York State Thruway.
Real Estate in Coxsackie
Like most of Greene County, Coxsackie is undergoing a drastic change in population and real estate. It’s one of the few towns in Greene County that is located on the Hudson River making it a very desirable place to live. The town is quiet and has a great small-town feel while also having accessibility to grocery stores, pharmacies, major cities, and a great school district. The neighboring towns of New Baltimore and Athens are also situated on the river but have a small population and no school district. In comparison to Coxsackie’s neighboring counties, the school and property taxes are comparatively low. To access the property and school tax information, visit www.greenegovernment.com.
Location in the Catskills
Coxsackie is conveniently located on Route 9W near the New York State Thruway close to Albany, New York City, and Boston. It is situated in the Catskill Mountains but on the Hudson River. The town of Coxsackie has a business, technology, and historic district which are all utilized by 7,993 residents (2021). Reed Street in downtown Coxsackie has small boutiques, restaurants, and a riverfront park. The riverfront park boasts new industry including a boutique hotel with a rooftop bar and a wedding venue.
Lifestyle & Leisure in the Hudson Valley
Coxsackie is perfectly situated in Greene County where people come to live and vacation. It has a designated New York State Thruway Exit making it easy to access both from the Massachusetts Turnpike, and I-90. It also is close to the Amtrak Train Station in Hudson and Rensselaer. People from all over visit the area for weddings, skiing, boating, camping, and more. Since Greene County is in the Catskills, it also is great for farm-to-table restaurants and finding locally sourced goods.
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