Kingston, New York, has a mix of suburban features like large houses, big shopping centers, and well-regarded public schools—and rural perks like hiking and boating, thanks to its location in Hudson Valley.
It’s a good time to buy a house here if you’re thinking of leaving the city: The current median sales price is $265,000, according to Realtor.com. In downtown Kingston, you can find historic homes within walking distance of stores and restaurants. There are also more suburban-like areas where you can find houses with big backyards and garages. If you’re looking to be closer to nature, you can find houses and cabins surrounded by woods on the outskirts of Kingston.
The area has a mix of locally-owned shops and restaurants like Deising’s Bakery and Savona’s, and big-box chains like Texas Roadhouse, Target, and Walmart. Hudson Valley Mall has stores like Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods. For things to do outdoors, there are many parks like Lawton Park and Block Park, hiking trails, and marinas. The public school system checks out with a B rating from Niche.
So if you want to be closer to nature, check out these five houses for sale under $500,000 in Kingston, including an 1870 cottage and a renovated Victorian with a pool.
This three bedroom, four bath is asking $499,000. The renovated house just hit the market and has a double-sided fireplace, hardwood floors, tons of windows, a laundry room, fenced-in landscaped backyard, and a finished basement apartment. The windows, gutters, and garage are new and electrical and plumbing are upgraded. It also comes with a 7,500 kilowatt portable generator. Located in Uptown Kingston, Lawton Park, The Twaalfskill Club, and Kingston Library are nearby.
This two bedroom, two bath is asking $490,500. The 1870 cottage features original woodwork, exposed wood beams, skylights, hardwood floors, and a space that works as an art studio or guest house. The kitchen has tin ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and handmade wood trim. Located on the outskirts of Kingston, Bluestone Wild Forest is nearby and Woodstock is only a 10-minute drive where you’ll find shops and restaurants like Oriole 9, Bread Alone, and Tinker Toys.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $444,000. The restored Victorian has high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, stainless steel appliances, a wraparound porch, walk-up attic, and newly laid brick driveway. The house is in the historic Rondout neighborhood in downtown Kingston with marinas, Rondout Creek, and restaurants like Armadillo and Savona’s Trattoria within walking distance.
This four bedroom, two bath is asking $425,000. The house has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, laundry room, and a large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an island, and a lot of cabinet space. Outside, there’s a wraparound porch, pool, cabana, and full-kitchen. Kingman Park, Mickey’s Igloo, and restaurants like Casa Villa are nearby.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $395,000. The brick colonial has hardwood floors, crown molding, central air conditioning, a fireplace, screened-in porch, detached two-car garage, and a basement. The yard is landscaped and the backyard has a patio and herb garden. The Historic Uptown Stockade District is a six-minute drive away, where you’ll find Stockade Tavern, Duo Bistro, and Deising’s.
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