COLUMBIA COUNTY NY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Search every Columbia County NY Real Estate Listing with the Columbia County specialists at Barns & Farms Realty LLC. Visit one of our 5 offices in Columbia County. The 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. It focus on luxury homes and estates. The CHATHAM Office focuses on the Northern part of the county and helps commuters to the Albany-Capital District as well as Rennselaer County. It also focus on luxury homes and estates. The CANAAN Office focuses on North Eastern Columbia County, Southern Rensselaer and Berkshire Counties. It focus on luxury homes and estates as well as land sales.
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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