COLUMBIA COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Barns & Farms Realty LLC specializes in Columbia County NY Real Estate with 5 offices in Columbia County. Its Hudson office emphasizes commercial, farm and multifamily properties. The Ancram-Taghkanic Office focuses on land and farm sales. Hillsdale covers the Eastern part of the county and is the gateway to the Berkshires. The Chatham Office is in the Northern part of the county and helps commuters to the Albany-Capital District as well as Rennselaer County. Both focus on luxury homes and estates. The Canaan Office focuses on Northern Columbia County, Southern Rensselaer and Berkshire Counties.
Columbia County NY Real Estate
The Southern and Northern parts of the county have reasonably priced homes for commuters. Throughout the county are beautiful rural areas. The relatively inexpensive land values result in many farms and estates, making it attractive for urban dwellers from the New York Metropolitan area.
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 to Pougkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Hudson and Albany-Rensselaer.
Columbia County NY Real Estate History
Columbia County was formed in 1786 after the American Revolutionary War. The districts of Kinderhook in the northwest, King’s in the northeast, Claverack in the central portion , and Livingston in the southern along with Germantown district, Hillsdale, Claverack and the City of Hudson were all formed by 1785. 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. A lively trade was established by 1612 and early settlers began to colonize various regions. The establishments of Fort Orange and New Amsterdam in 1624 allowed traders and travelers to frequently stop along the shores of Columbia.
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