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The Catskills are quirky mountain towns in upstate New York, Catskills mountain area. This area is full of classic towns and offers its residents a small-town feel. If you live in Western Catskolls, you are sure to know your neighbors. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and things to do in downtown Catskills. This place is full of art and is aesthetically pleasing for those that love the bohemian style. The small-town atmosphere means that big box retailers may not be at your quickest convenience, however, the things you need will be in smaller shops located closer to you. If you are in the Western Catskills, you are looking for this desired lifestyle and are ready to slow down, relax, and enjoy the simplicity around you.Western Catskills Homes for Sale

The Western Catskills are considered the cities that reside within Delaware County including Sidney, Stamford, Roxbury, Delhi, Andes, Margaretville, Walton, and Hancock. As with most towns in the Catskills, each town in the Western quadrant boasts its own unique offerings and charm. Drawing in those from the city and neighboring towns, the slower paced lifestyle and love for the great outdoors are two reasons that so many flock to the area. Here you can slow down and truly soak in the raw beauty of the Catskills.

The quaint village of Margaretville can be found in the Western quadrant of the Catskills, and there is no town that is more picturesque! Here you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported straight into a picture-perfect postcard, with beautifully adorned storefronts lining the town’s Main Street and ample recreation for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you enjoy a day of kayaking amongst the stunning landscapes, hiking along one of the many nature trails, fishing, biking, or simply strolling down Main Street and browsing the many shops and restaurants that call Margaretville home, you are sure to fall in love with this Western Catskills town.

Just as Margaretville offers its own unique features for both locals and tourists to enjoy, so do the rest of the towns and villages within the Western Catskills. A huge perk to calling the Western Catskills home is the public transportation options that can be found in the area, connecting Western Catskills towns directly to New York City, allowing for easy travel to and from the bustling city and the slower mountain retreat.

While the Catskills are a popular vacation destination, there’s something extra special about choosing to call one of the quaint Western Catskills communities, home. When calling the Catskills home, you can enjoy year-round entertainment, whether from enjoying one of the area’s premier ski destinations, summer biking trails, fishing, water activities, art galleries, and more, the options and amenities are truly endless, allowing you to enjoy your own mountain oasis for many years to come.

With the Western Catskills taking up residents in Delaware County, many New Yorkers flock to the area for their own weekend getaways, embracing the many mountain retreats, stunning lodging offerings including cozy bed and breakfast, and enjoying a break from the stresses of everyday life. With multiple ski resorts in the county, as well as golf courses, lakes, and rivers, whether for a snowy getaway on the slopes, or a summer trip to enjoy the manicured lawns of the many golf clubs in the area, you can enjoy the Western Catskills all year round.

Things To Do In Western Catskills

Western Catskills Homes for SaleLife in the Catskills is at a slower pace. You can enjoy your time away from the daily grind and enjoy life more. There are a lot of things to do in the Catskills. You can find ways to learn a new hobby or trade as well as enjoy plenty of outdoor activities. There are some extreme outdoor sports like white water rafting. You can also enjoy hiking the gorgeous trail or finding a great spot to camp. There is plenty for the family to enjoy when visiting the Catskills, or making it your new home.

Western Catskills Schools

Students in Western Catskills will attend school in the Catskills Central School District. This district consists of an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. The Catskills Central School District serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This district has great ratings and reviews. Your children are sure to get a great education while attending school in the Catskills Central School District.

Western Catskills Real Estate

The Catskills are about an hour and a half from New York City. This has become a wilderness escape for so many that live in the hustle and bustle of the city. The towns in the Catskills are much smaller than others, but their quaint and quiet atmosphere is what attracts so many homebuyers. This is a place for those who are looking to get away from the suburbs and enjoy life with land in addition to their cabin home with the ability to create their homestead. The residents in Catskills are a mix of those who live this lifestyle full-time and those who view it as a vacation home opportunity. Either way, it is a wonderful place to invest in if you are looking for either of these real estate opportunities.

Home to Charming Hamlets

The region's many draws are the historic hamlets in small towns that possess their personalities and specialties. Three particular towns have experienced a small business reinvigoration. These towns are the following:

  • Narrowsburg
  • Livingston Manor
  • Callicoon

Each town is a must-see and can be visited within a few hours. Narrowsburg's downtown is a one-road exploration of home shops, antiques, and cafes. Livingston Manor boasts boutique properties such as the Arnold House for lodging, Upward for craft beers, and The Kaatskeller for famed wood-fired pizza. Callicoon is home to the scenic cider house Seminary Hillas well as the Shaker-inspired Boarding House

Outdoor Amenities

The hamlet Roscoe (Trout Town, USA) is known for loving their fish. Fly fishers, beginners, and professionals, head to the Beaverkill, a tributary of the Delaware River that is home to ample trout. The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is always a great time for fans of fishing. Opportunities for other outdoorsy adventures such as leaf peeping—a famous autumnal activity during the changing seasons—are everywhere if you point your direction Upstate. Western Catskills is a great spot to immerse yourself in for the upcoming change of colors during fall while strolling through Basha Killa wildlife management area open year-round. There are many animals native to the area, as this wildlife doubles as a diverse habitat for birds, otters, beavers, white-tailed deer, and more!

A Taste of Catskills During Annual Festival

During one weekend every October, there is a showcasing of local restaurants, producers, and farmers that takes place in the town of Delhi. At Taste of the Catskills, you will be offered the chance to fill your belly with a wide variety of all that Catskills has to offer. Think locally crafted maple syrup, honey, and wood-fired pizza. Throughout the afternoon on October 8 and 9, there are lifestyle workshops available to families and friends from autumn landscape paint and sip to making your herbal oils.

Escape For Adults at Craft Breweries & Cideries

If you are with a group of friends or family, a trip to the Western Catskills isn't the same if you don't stop by at least one local brewery or cidery. Seminary Hill located in Callicoon overlooks the Delaware River, providing guests with not only incredible fall views but ciders made from local heirloom varieties of apples. Breweries in the region offer chalet-style Upward Brewing in Livingston Manor to the outdoorsy West Kill Brewingboth offer different vibes that will keep you warm in the colder months with bonfires.

One-Of-A-Kind Shopping Experience

Western Catskills burst to the beam with lovingly stocked boutiques to rival the best in Upstate New York City. From vintage wear offered at the likes of Madame Fortuna and Concrete+Water to home shops like Homestedt and Sunny's PopAntique shops are aplenty here in all the cozy hamlets of Western Catskills.

Slow-Paced Activities

If you are in search of the famously slow pace of the Western Catskills, consider taking up golf at one of the Catskills' pristine courses such as Hanah MountainGet ready for horseback riding, a sport easy to take up no matter what age, where you can choose from a variety of farms like Free Reign Farm in Saugerties or the K&K Equestrian Center at Ravine Farm where aspiring riders of all ages take up lessons against a stunning backdrop.

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What Locals Say About The Area

“Great place to live and raise a family great place to work and have a great quiet life great place to travel to any local surrounding towns and close to skiing in the Catskills at all the mountains”-Niche

In Conclusion

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$679,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 152194 MLS
Welcome to 283 Avenue of the Stars nestled just minutes away from a wide array of outdoor adventures for every season; yet tucked away offering ultimate privacy & solitude.This move-in ready contemporary chalet style home situated on 11+ acres offers 3 distinct levels of living, perfect for entertaining. The lower level is a quintessential Rec/Media Room also having a sizable bedroom and full bathroom. The main (2nd) level and center-piece of the home boasts an expansive open living/dining space w/beautiful cathedral ceiling, wood-stove & a wall of windows that floods the space w/natural light. The primary bedroom w/ ensuite bathroom, an additional bedroom and full bright bathroom completes the space. And finally, the loft which is a great space for a studio, den or another amazing gathering space. Property can come furnished.The 2-tiered wraparound decks afford an ample area to entertain. You can dine al fresco while enjoying the distant mountain views with the pond just below; or spend time rain or shine under the covered terrace. The lower deck is where you will find the hot tub for year-round enjoyment.Year round fun & adventure - Is a mere one mile away - Mine Kill State Park offers the following: swimming with a pool complex having 3 separate swim areas, hiking, waterfalls, boating - kayaking & motor, water-skiing, X-country skiing & ice skating in winter months and educational programs throughout the year! Ski Resorts - Plattekill Mountain - 22 miles, Windham - 24 miles - Hunter - 42 minutesThere are countless farm stands, wineries and festivals in neighboring towns & villages in the summer months. NYC is 148 milesSchedule your showing today and discover everything Schoharie Valley & the beautiful Northern Catskills has to offer.

283 Avenue Of The Stars, North Blenheim

$376,000
151838 MLS
Imagine waking up to breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills and valleys from your very own 9.81-acre paradise just a stone's throw away from the quaint village of Delhi, New York. This is not just any building site - this is where your dream home will come to life against a backdrop of over 50 miles of unobstructed, awe-inspiring scenery. On land once owned by Yoko Ono and John Lennon, you can certainly imagine' a more wonderful world by being here as the sun rises in the east, painting the sky with vibrant hues, and sets in the west, casting a warm glow. Your future home site offers a southern exposure that is nothing short of magical. The convenience of electrical service already available on the property, along with a 1000-gallon septic system in place, sets the stage for easy and efficient construction. Imagine the possibilities as you stand on the gently sloping land, envisioning your dream home taking shape in this idyllic setting. Picture yourself sipping your morning coffee as the sun bathes the landscape in golden light, and winding down your day with a glass of wine as the sun dips below the horizon in a spectacular display of colors. This is not just a piece of land - it's a canvas waiting for you to paint your perfect picture of home. Don't just dream about it, make it a reality on this one-of-a-kind home-site that promises a lifestyle of serenity, beauty, and endless possibilities. Schedule a showing today and let your imagination run wild with the endless potential that this remarkable property holds.

2199 Betts Hill, Delhi

$540,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 152163 MLS
Arriving at 1399 Arbuckle Hollow, you are immediately greeted by a sense of tranquility that washes away the stresses of the day. The sweeping driveway leads you to a picturesque view of the mountains in the distance, creating a serene backdrop for your daily retreat. This is not just a house; this is your sanctuary in the Delhi School District.This former farmhouse is recently renovated to a contemporary, and very usable, home. Step inside and discover a blend of comfort and style with an open-concept kitchen / family room centered around a cozy wood stove encased in a stunning bluestone hearth. Sunlight floods in through expansive windows, infusing the space with a rejuvenating energy, especially in the dining area -- the heart of this inviting home.There is a convenient half bath off the dining area and a charming first-floor bedroom, with its own luxurious bath and large closet.At the northern end of the home is a hidden gem - a wonderful living room with peaked ceiling, exposed beams, large windows, and a second woodburning fireplace. Think cozy retreat for movie nights.Directly opposite the front door is a central staircase to the second floor landing which is a terrific play area, music room, or simply a space to unwind. 2 bedrooms, each with classic dormer windows, offer ample space for rest and relaxation, while a central full bath has dual sinks and a spacious tub/shower in gleaming white tile.A full basement provides additional space for laundry and storage, with the option for a single-car garage. And let's not forget the 1950's dairy barn - a unique feature that offers endless possibilities. Whether you envision it as a home office, workshop, or a creative studio, this versatile space is yours to customize.Located just minutes from Delhi and a stone's throw from the golf course, this property offers the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience. Experience the magic of 1399 Arbuckle Hollow - where every day feels like a retreat, and every moment is an invitation to create lasting memories.

1399 Arbuckle Hollow, Delhi

$795,000
8 Beds 9 Baths 151589 MLS
River Street Social, a Victorian built in the Italianate style in 1850, sits on over two acres across from the Schoharie River, overlooking the picturesque Oucongena mountain range. Located in the heart of the beautiful Schoharie Valley, the current owners are only the fourth family to call this architectural beauty home over its 175 years of existence. In its past lives, it was a family home to the Beekmans and a boarding house known as the Oucongena View from 1940 to 1970 before it became a primary residence again. After a lengthy restoration, the building has returned to its old glory and has been converted into a boutique bed & breakfast and social club.The expansive main house has six bedrooms and six and a half baths. In addition, two independent one-bedroom guest houses are attached to the main house, one on the first floor and another on the second, with separate entrances. The house is grand in scale, with epically high ceilings and tall windows. Still, with newly installed geothermal heating with a backup propane furnace and new insulation, it remains very efficient in energy consumption. The first floor has a large, modern country kitchen, a butler's pantry with a refrigerator, coffee bar, dishwasher, and a beautiful, spacious mudroom off the side entrance. Two stately parlors, both with wood-burning fireplaces, a dining room, a library, a powder room, and a first-floor bedroom suite complete the floor. A wide central hallway with Harlequin tiles has the main staircase leading upstairs to five bedrooms, five full baths, and the laundry room.Design details abound, like York wallpaper in the hallways, dovetail oak soft-close drawers and oak countertops in the kitchen, vintage tubs and sinks in wholly redone bathrooms, and antique mirrors. The original trim was matched where it was missing, and non-original additions, like non-structural walls that didn't belong, were removed entirely.Attention was not only turned toward the interiors - extensive work with the surrounding landscape has been completed over the past years. The side and back yards are now entirely fenced, with new perennial gardens and hedges planted around the whole house, interwoven with the property's older plants like Joan's peonies, iris, and roses. A vegetable garden and fruit orchard were planted in the back with frost-free faucets and lighting, and an herb garden was seeded outside the kitchen entrance.

164 River Street, Middleburgh

$220,000
2 Beds 1 Baths 150835 MLS
Welcome to your very own slice of paradise in the Catskills! This meticulously maintained home is nestled on over 18 surveyed acres, surrounded by nature's beauty and offering the ultimate privacy. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel a sense of tranquility as you approach this cozy retreat behind a charming split rail fence. As you explore the property, you'll be captivated by the open meadows and deciduous forest, offering stunning mountain views that will take your breath away. Stroll through beautifully manicured meadows adorned with mature apple and pear trees, adding a touch of natural elegance to your surroundings. But the true magic lies within the enchanting forested area, where trails are carved out, leading you to a serene stream with cascading waterfalls. Let your adventurous side roam free as you enjoy hiking, riding recreational vehicles, or even indulging in a little hunting right in your own backyard.Step inside this Catskill Mountain escape and be greeted by a living room adorned with exposed beams and walls covered in wood, embodying the true essence of rustic charm. Imagine cozy nights by the wood-burning stove, creating memories with friends and loved ones. But that's not all - an exciting addition awaits you! A 4-season room, currently in the final stages of construction, is a sun-drenched haven surrounded by windows on three sides with windows that can be removed to allow the whisper of a cooling cross breeze on warm nights, and a second stove for warming beside on cool evenings. From here, you can soak in the breathtaking mountain views and embrace the abundant wildlife that roams the property.Outdoor living is a dream come true here. Gather with friends and family under the covered patio, grilling up delicious meals while immersing yourself in the tranquil ambiance of nature. Need a spot to store your toys? Look no further than the tidy detached 22 x 22 garage, equipped with electric. It's perfect for housing your ATVs, snowmobiles, or any other outdoor gear you may have.Imagine waking up every day to the sounds of nature, the smell of fresh air, and the beauty of the Catskills surrounding you. This property offers not just a home, but a lifestyle. Don't miss your chance to own this remarkable retreat - a true gem in the heart of nature. Secure your own piece of paradise today!(2 large storage containers with electric can be purchased with the property for an additional $5,000)

127 Fern Lane, Jefferson

$480,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 149717 MLS
This beautiful home combines the best of both worlds: the charm of yesteryear with the practicality of modern living. This meticulously 90% renovated historic home is a true masterpiece crafted by purists who have seamlessly blended the rich heritage of the past with the cosmopolitan allure of New York City style.Sunlight streams in through generously sized windows, casting a warm and inviting glow on the exquisite hardwood floors that have been lovingly restored to their original luster. The heart of this residence is the custom kitchen, designed for both functionality and style. Ample counter space makes meal preparation a breeze. The layout effortlessly connects the kitchen to the living and dining areas, allowing you to entertain with ease or enjoy family gatherings while the dining room and a custom wallpapered living room provide a stunning backdrop for hosting intimate dinner parties or large gatherings.Upstairs, the bedrooms are havens of comfort and style, with high ceilings and ample natural light. The primary suite is a true sanctuary, boasting a spa-like ensuite bathroom with large soaking tub overlooking the lush and private backyard with low maintenance landscaping.This historic home is not just a residence; it's a testament to the dedication of purists who have lovingly preserved, and enhanced, its architectural integrity while infusing it with chic and sophisticated design elements offering a comfortable and stylish living experience in the heart of a vibrant and growing community.

35871 State Highway 10, Hamden

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