Shawangunk Ridge Real Estate
The Shawangunk Mountains are located primarily in Ulster County and are affectionately referred to as "The Ridge" or the "Gunks." Nature Conservancy has called the ridge "One of Earth's Last Great Places." The mountains have long been a favorite place for outdoor enthusiasts and especially for moutain climbers. The Ridge contains several preserved areas and parks including Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Mohonk Preserve and Sam's Point Preserve. These parks boast hiking and biking trails, lakes, scenic views and world-famous rock climbing terrain. Five primary lakes are located in the Gunks: Mohonk Lake, Lake Minnewaska, Lake Awosting, Mud Pond and Lake Maratanza. There are also several waterfalls in the region including Awosting Falls, VerKeerderkill Falls and Stony Kill Falls. Popular rockclimbing areas include: Millbrook, the Near Trapps, The Trapps and Skytop. The Mohonk Mountain House is the most popular resort destination in the Ridge.
Weekenders and full-time residents who have discovered the outdoor possibilities and the unique beauty of the area have descended upon New Paltz, Gardiner and Rosendale to enjoy the Shawangunk Mountains.
The Gunks are a popular place for tourists and weekenders from downstate because of the ease of arriving via the New Paltz exit of the New York State Thruway. The fall becomes a particularly popular time for tourists in the New Paltz and Shawangunk Mountain area with pick-your-own apple orchards, fall foliage and all of the other great outdoor activities already mentioned.
With all of the great activities and outdoor possibilities, it's no wonder that New Paltz, Gardiner, Shawangunk and Rosendale Real Estate have become a hot spot. Our firm will help you locate the perfect home, condo, townhouse or land in the Shawangunk Mountains area. Feel free search the most comprehensive collection of Shawangunk Mountain Real Estate on the web.
Shawangunk Ridge Real Estate Statistics (Year-to-date)
Includes New Paltz, Gardiner, Highland, Rosendale, Marbletown, Rochester, Esopus, Plattekill, Marlboro, Wawarsing and Shawangunk.
Number of Shawangunk Ridge Homes Listed: 1,659
Number of Homes Sold: 568
Percentage Sold: 34.24%
Average Sale Price: $322,390
Sale to List Price Ratio: 95.48%