It’s no secret that living upstate is desirable. Since March 2020, the U.S. Postal Service received nearly 200,000 change-of-address requests from New York City addresses. People are leaving in droves to gain back a sense of normalcy from the impact of COVID-19. New York State has many different regions all with unique traits and landscape. The Hudson Valley and Catskills are especially popular due to their proximity to New York City and thriving artist economy. Both regions promote creativity and thriving small businesses.
In Greene County alone, there has been many economic development initiatives to attract new business owners to the area to support a thriving economy. Whether you’re a startup in a retail space on Main Street, a larger company with many employees, or a lifestyle business you are running from your home, they can provide the tools and guidance you need to succeed. Other counties that have business programs are Ulster County, Dutchess County, and Columbia County. Our realtors have been working and living in the area for over three decades. Here’s a list of a few must-see places while you’re north of NYC.
- Mohonk Mountain House: The Hudson Valley’s Most Iconic Resort. Have you ever wanted to go to a Victorian Castle Resort? This National Historic Landmark resort has some of the best farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning spa! If you aren’t looking to spend a few nights, you can purchase a day pass to explore the property by hiking, boating, or kayaking.
- Albany, New York. Despite popular belief, Albany is the capital of New York. This city is small and feels more like a big town. It’s population is over 100,000 and has a diverse range of businesses and cultures. The State Capitol building and Empire State Plaza are downtown areas that provide the city with memorials, green space, and public art.
- The Berkshires in Massachusetts. The setting of the Berkshires with abundant fresh water lakes, rivers and a dramatic topography of rolling hills and towering peaks. It is close to Columbia County in New York and offers culture, arts, and rich culture. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is about an hour west of Albany County.
Contact one of our agents to find area knowledge and expertise to find your next home in Upstate New York.