Woodstock, New York, in the Catskills, offers access to art, culture, nature, and popular eateries—making it a good place to relocate if you want to move somewhere with more space and privacy, without giving up too many city amenities.
The town is most recognizable for lending its name to the Woodstock Music Festival, which actually took place in Bethel, NY. The town has long been a haven for artists and musicians, and is home to Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, and there’s even an artists cemetery. Bob Dylan once lived here and it still attracts artists today.
Lindsay Barton Barrett, a broker at Douglas Elliman based in Brooklyn, bought a house in Woodstock earlier this year. She says the area is appealing to many New Yorkers who appreciate that the area’s restaurants, arts, theater, and services are within a quick drive.
Tinker Street is the main hub of Woodstock, where you’ll find eateries and stores like Shindig, Oriole 9, Bread Alone Bakery, The Golden Notebook, and Tinker Toys. There are also stores like Not Fade Away, where you can buy tie-dye shirts and incense. For nature, there’s Thorn Preserve, The Comeau Property, and Overlook Mountain Wild Forest is nearby.
Daniel Romero, a broker at Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley North, says that Woodstock has always been a desirable place for buyers from the city, but it has seen an increase in activity during Covid. “The increase in activity is really across all counties in upstate New York,” he says.
Prices have also increased in Woodstock since the beginning of the pandemic. “Inventory is still low while demand is as high as ever and pricing is reflecting that. And, with closings from summer listings just starting to make their way into public record, comps are higher as well,” Romero says.
New Yorkers moving here earlier in the year may have been testing the waters with rentals or were purchasing vacation houses. Now buyers are looking for primary residences, especially for those who are working for home for the foreseeable future. “I have seen several [buyers] who moved upstate during the pandemic find that the quality of life, especially being immersed in nature, is something they are not willing to give up and have made employment changes to lock in their full-time status upstate,” Romero says.
So, if Woodstock sounds like a fit for you, here are five houses for sale in the area including a three bedroom with a wraparound deck and a four bedroom with an in-ground pool.
43 Patricia Ln.
This three bedroom, two bath is asking $549,000. The house has hardwood floors, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, central air conditioning, a Nest thermostat, all new electric, a new boiler, partially finished garage, and a wraparound deck. Woodstock Community Center and Woodstock Artists Cemetery is nearby.
1923 Glasco Tpke.
This four bedroom, two bath is asking $649,000. The house features hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, recessed lighting, arched ceilings in the bedrooms, a full basement, copper roof with snow guards, and a large backyard with an organic vegetable garden and in-ground pool. Overlook Mountain Wild Forest and Red Onion are nearby.
2571 Route 212
This four bedroom, two bath is asking $899,000. The house has hardwood floors, high ceilings, oversized windows, two fireplaces, radiant heat floors, a new roof, an inground pool, hottub, outdoor shower, bluestone patio, and a separate studio with a glass garage door and full bath. Woodstock Golf Club and Cucina are nearby.
2 Raycliffe Dr.
This three bedroom, three bath is asking $1,200,000. The house has hardwood floors, high wood-beamed ceilings, modern light fixtures, oversized windows, stained glass, Miele appliances, views of Overlook Mountain, a bluestone patio, generator, wood-burning stove, and a multi-tiered deck. Overlook Mountain Wild Forest and Sloan Gorge Preserve are nearby.
84 Ricks Rd.
This four bedroom, two bath is asking $1,598,000. The Tudor has vaulted ceilings, original stone and plaster walls, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, split-unit air conditioning and heating, stainless steel appliances, landscaped gardens, and a koi pond. Dixon Roadside and Byrdcliffe Theater are nearby.
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