GHENT NY REAL ESTATE
Ghent NY real estate land is in the center of Columbia County and houses the Columbia County Airport and Hawthorne Valley School. The hamlet of Ghent connects with Chatham Village. The older hamlets are Arnolds Mill, Buckleyville, Omi, West Ghent and Pulvers. Is bordered to the west by the Town of Stockport, the Towns of Chatham and Kinderhook to the north, the Town of Austerlitz to the east and the Town of Claverack to the south.
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Ghent is a town in Columbia County, New York.with a ZIP code of 12075. The population was 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent is centrally located in the county and is northeast of the city of Hudson. There were 2,244 housing units at an average density of 49.7 per square mile (19.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.93% White, 1.10% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population. The median income for a household in the town was $43,529, and the median income for a family was $52,096. The median house value is $114,000. Males had a median income of $32,191 versus $23,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,365.
Around 1735, early settlers, exploiting areas cleared by the natives, moved into the area. Ghent occupies a central position among the towns of the county. It was erected from Kinderhook, Chatham, and Claverack, April 3, 1818, and received its name from Ghent, in Holland. Before this division, the territory comprised within its bounds was locally know as Squampamock* and Kline Kill. The town has an irregular shape, and was reduced to its present area–27,649 acres–in 1833, when a part of Stockport was taken from its western border.
The name has its origin in the Flemish city Ghent, in Flanders. Located at Ghent is the historic Van Valkenburgh-Isbister Farm, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Today its residents work locally as well as in Hudson and Albany. Ghent is a popular second home destination.
The surface is somewhat hilly in the east, but becomes pleasantly undulating towards the west, with long belts of level land intervening. The largest of these are the Squampamock flats, along Claverack creek, whose beauty and productive nature are not excelled in the county. It is said that a portion of these lands were cultivated by the natives, and that several Indian orchards were found in this locality by the early settlers. The soil of Ghent is gravelly loam, except in the western part, where it is clayey. Along the water-courses is some alluvial land. The whole is generally productive, and the town holds a prominent position on account of its agricultural resources. The principal stream is the Kline Kill, which enters the town from the east, near the northeast corner, and after flowing southwest several miles turns abruptly towards the northwest, passing out between Kinderhook and Chatham. Claverack creek has a general southerly course, east of the centre of the town; and in the western part is a brook of considerable size, emptying into the Claverack at Stockport. The former has high, rocky banks in the eastern part of the town, affording limited water-power, which is well utilized.
The western part of the town was covered by the Kinderhook and other patents of that town. East of these extended the lands of the proprietor of Claverack, whose claims were generally respected, the early settlers securing leases at merely nominal prices.
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is in Columbia County which is a prime second home market for New York Metropolitan residents. Columbia County NY real estate provides primary residences and second homes to over 50,000 people. Many of these individuals work or live in New York City, Westchester, Dutchess, Columbia, Albany, the Catskills and the Berkshires. It is served by the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90, the Taconic Parkway and a myriad of crisscrossing roads.
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