249 Blackhead Mountain Rd, Round Top
Eastern Catskills Homes for Sale
The Eastern Catskills spread across Ulster County and are home to some famous Catskill towns including Woodstock, Kingston, Denning, Phoenicia, Ellenville and New Paltz. Each town within the Eastern Catskills has embraced a mountain retreat feel, creating a picturesque mountain oasis for locals to enjoy as well as tourists to flock to allowing them to escape the hustle and bustle of city living. With New York City roughly 2.5 hours south, many argue that the Eastern Catskills are the perfect blend of rural mountain living, without compromising on proximity to big city amenities.
Arguably one of the most famous towns within the Eastern Catskills is Woodstock. The name draws attention from around the globe for the famous Woodstock festival, however surprising to many, the festival was actually hosted roughly 60 miles outside of this small town at a dairy farm. While the town did play a part in the festival, the event was located at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, and the town simply lent its name to the festival. Even without hosting the festival, Woodstock continues to bring additional tourism into the Eastern Catskills areas, boosting the areas desirability, and increasing the desire for real estate within many of the small towns surrounding the area.
Within the Eastern Catskills you can find the hip and vibrant town of New Paltz. This college town is filled with ample dining, shopping, and entertainment venues, ensuring that both locals as well as tourist have plenty to enjoy and explore all year-round. A huge perk to college students choosing to call New Paltz home, is the proximity to New York City. In less than two hours students can travel into the city, or parents who may reside in the city can easily visit their loved ones in the quaint mountain town for a weekend getaway.
Many of the towns within the Eastern Catskills have embraced a slower lifestyle, and while many of the towns are small, their prime locations along major roadways and routes, help connect the towns together seamlessly, ensuring that locals never have to travel far from home to enjoy a dinner out, entertainment options as well as everyday conveniences such as grocery stores and schools. The small towns often boast quaint Main Streets, lined with colorful store fronts, creating picturesque backdrops for locals to enjoy. From antiquing to bowling, browsing art galleries, or enjoying one of the many annual events and markets that are held throughout the year, the sense of community amongst the Eastern Catskills towns simply cannot be beat.
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