Canaan home contemporary estate. Long Berkshire Views. secluded estate in upscale development, 3BR3BA, family room and living rooms w fireplaces, formal dining room with built ins, eat-in kitchen, den/office, laundry, other bonus rooms, ideal for entertaining, and home business, separate 4BR3BA guest house, indoor/outdoor pools, lovely landscaping on 22 acres.
Canaan Home Contemporary Estate
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The first settlers arrived around 1759. The town was founded in 1772 as “Kings District”. The name was changed to “Canaan” in 1788. One of the oldest sections of Canaan is Frisbee Street, settled in 1770 by Gideon Frisbee, who emigrated from Canaan, Connecticut. Frisbee Street fronts what was once the Albany-Boston stagecoach route.
Canaan is 40 minutes from downtown Albany and 15 minutes from Pittsfield Massachusetts. It is bordered by Austerlitz to the south, New Lebanon to the north, Massachusetts to the east, and Chatham to the west. Its population of less than 1,800 in an area of 36.7 square miles.
Canaan Home Contemporary Estate
Canaan was founded by settlers from Canaan, Connecticut in 1759. Since it lies on the Massachusetts border and is close to Pittsfield, Lenox and Stockbridge, it attracts permanent residents who work in Massachusetts and are attracted by the better real estate values in New York State. Also many of its second home residents take advantage of the Berkshires and the proximity of the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony.
Columbia County was formed in 1786 after the American Revolutionary War. From portions of Albany County, once a vast area until new communities were developed and jurisdictions were organized. In 1799, the southern boundary of Columbia County was moved southward to include that portion of Livingston Manor located in Dutchess County.
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. An accident to his craft forced him to stop and come ashore to visit the area. The native inhabitants of the region were the Mohican Indians. 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 stopped along the shores of Columbia. Small settlements sprang up to supply goods to these ships.
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- Address: 126 Shaker Ridge Dr, Canaan, NY 12029, USA
- Price: $675,000
- Property ID: 4897
- Town Taxes: 8002
- School Taxes: 13301
- Prop. Class: Residential
- Town: Canaan
- County: Columbia
- Development: Shaker Ridge Drive
- Contact Agent: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker