Austerlitz NY Cape Home Secluded 40 Acres Mountain Views 12017

Austerlitz NY Cape Home Secluded 40 Acres Mountain Views. This almost new 3BR 2BA Cape on over 40 acres has the best views of the surrounding mountains. A great family getaway in a very private setting with abundant wildlife is a MUST SEE!!!!

Austerlitz NY Cape Home Secluded 40 Acres Mountain Views. This almost new 3BR 2BA Cape on over 40 acres has the best views of the surrounding mountains. A great family getaway in a very private setting with abundant wildlife is a MUST SEE!!!!

Austerlitz NY Cape Home Secluded

Austerlitz NY Cape Home Secluded

Austerlitz NY Cape Home Secluded 40 Acres Mountain Views

Austerlitz NY Real Estate includes the hamlets of Austerlitz, Red Rock and Spencertown and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop and Harvey Mountain famous for blueberries. There is even a local Blueberry Festival, celebrated at the end of July every year. Austerlitz is close to the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood and with its mountainous terrain features many luxury homes and hunting possibilities. Austerlitz is a small, rural town north of Hillsdale, east of Chatham, South of Canaan and West of the Berkshires. Austerlitz NY Real Estate is in great demand.

Austerlitz is a town in Columbia County, New York. The population was 1,654 at the 2010 census. The racial makeup of the town was 97.45% White, 0.83% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population. The median income for a household in the town was $51,369, and the median income for a family was $56,771. Males had a median income of $44,531 versus $37,188 for females. The per capita income for the town was $38,054. About 4.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 0.8% of those age 65 or over.

The town was named after the Battle of Austerlitz. Founded in the 1750’s, the town is rich in history – some early settlers and sons served in the Revolutionary War. The town was organized from parts of the towns of Hillsdale, Chatham, and Canaan, March 28, 1818. A little more than one-fifteenth of the present town was taken from Chatham, a little over one-eighth from Canaan, and a little less than five-sixths from Hillsdale. From the fact that among the first settlers there were no less than twelve families of Spencers, the north part of Hillsdale had been known from the first as “Spencer’s-town.” When the division of the town was being talked up it was proposed to call the new town “New Ulm.” When the bill erecting it passed the Legislature, however, Martin Van Buren, then a State Senator, and who, being an ardent admirer of the great Napoleon, leaped to his feet and moved to amend by calling the new town “Austerlitz.”

The streams of Austerlitz gave rise to industries such as farming, raising sheep, and mill operations. Saw mills, grist mills, mills for wool carding and the making of cider, shingles and planes enabled the settlers to make a living. Vestiges of old milk, early gravesites and historic buildings still remain.

Austerlitz NY Cape Home Secluded 40 Acres Mountain Views

The town was organized from parts of the towns of Hillsdale, Chatham, and Canaan on March 28, 1878. Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet, lived at Steepletop, on a more than 800-acre property that had previously been a farm and is currently a tourist attraction. A large proportion of its residents are second home owners who enjoy its rural character, scenic vistas and abundant wildlife. Its easy access to the Berkshires and Tanglewood add to its appeal.

Two programs, the Blueberry Festival and Autumn in Austerlitz, grow in popularity each year. Blueberries, prolific on Harvey Mountain, figured prominently in the life of earlier settlers, since sale of blueberries helped them pay their taxes. Summer now brings demonstrations of early crafts, blueberry sweets, a puppeteer, hand-made products and music – all at the Blueberry Festival.

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Basic Information

  • Address: 50 Blueberry Lane, Austerlitz, NY 12017 
  • Price: $499,000 
  • Property ID: 5117 
  • Town Taxes: 3285 
  • School Taxes: 4855 
  • Prop. Class: Residential 
  • Town: Austerlitz 
  • Schools: Taconic Hills 
  • Contact Agent: David Birch 
  • Cell: (518)928-7239 
  • Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty, LLC 
  • Phone: (518)392-6400