COLUMBIA COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE HOMES FOR SALE
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Search every Columbia County NY Real Estate Homes Listing with the Columbia County specialists at Barns & Farms Realty LLC. We focus on Columbia County NY real estate homes and adjoining areas. We sell more farms, estates, land, commercial and multifamily property than any local real estate broker.
Columbia County is a strong real estate market for second homes owned by residents of the New York City metropolitan area. It also caters to commuters from the adjoining counties of Dutchess to the South and Albany and Rensselaer to the North. Columbia County has become a haven for workers from New York City, Boston and Albany who work from their homes 3. 4 or more days each week..
Approximately 63,000 people live in Columbia County. It is served by the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90, the Taconic Parkway and a myriad of crisscrossing roads. It is accessible by train via Metro north from Grand Central Terminal to Wassaic and from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie. Amtrak along the Hudson River stops in Pougkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Hudson and Albany-Rensselaer.
Barns & Farms Realty has 5 Offices Focusing on Columbia County NY Real Estate Homes
We are the only Columbia County Real Estate Broker with 5 offices. The HUDSON office emphasizes commercial, farm and multifamily real estate. The ANCRAM-TAGHKANIC office focuses on land and farm sales in southern Columbia and Northern Dutchess. HILLSDALE covers the Eastern part of Columbia County Real Estate and is the gateway to the Berkshires. The CHATHAM Office focuses on the Northern Columbia County Real Estate and helps commuters to the Albany-Capital District as well as Rensselaer County. CANAAN focuses on North Eastern Columbia County Real Estate, Southern Rensselaer and Berkshire Counties. Go to your local office to receive the best service and information about Columbia County NY real estate homes. Or call 800-398-8802.
Columbia County NY Real Estate History
In the late 17th century, Robert Livingston, a Scots immigrant by way of Rotterdam, built on his connections as Indian agent in the colony and purchased two large portions of land from the Native Americans. He gained much larger grants from the provincial government, for a total of 160,240 acres. He was made lord of the manor by the Crown, with all its perquisites, and started to develop the property with tenant farmers. In 1710, he sold 6,000 acres of his property to Queen Anne of England for use as work camps and resettlement of Palatine German refugees.
Columbia County was formed in 1786 after the American Revolutionary War. The first exploration of the territory was most likely that of Hendrick Hudson who in 1609 sailed across the Atlantic and up the river which now bears his name. The establishments of Fort Orange ( Albany) and New Amsterdam (New York) in 1624 allowed traders and travelers to frequently stop along the shores of Columbia County.
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