Hudson NY Real Estate Homes For Sale
Hudson NY Real Estate Homes is the hottest market in Columbia County. Warren Street is the premier location for homes, commercial real estate and multifamily residences. Allen Street and Union Street are the best residential streets. Prices have increased ten fold in the last 10 years.
Located alongside the Hudson River from which it gets its name, Hudson is a bustling center of commerce. It borders with Claverack, Greenport, and Catskill across the river. Its Amtrak station is very attractive to relocating New York City residents who find the 2 hour trip to New York a great benefit, whether living in Hudson or Manhattan. Hudson NY Real Estate and its famous Warren Street attracts New York City second home owners, retirees and young people seeking the advantages of urban rural life. It has recently been identified by Hudson Valley magazine as one of the 10 top towns in the Hudson Valley.
Hudson NY Real Estate History
Hudson, originally known as “Claverack Landing,” was settled by New England whalers and merchants and was chartered as a city in 1785. In the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, Hudson became notorious as a center of vice, especially gambling and prostitution, boasting more than 50 bars. In 1951 raids during Governor Dewey’s tenure ended much of the vice. Hudson experienced a steep decline in the 60s and 70s. A group of antiques dealers opened shops, eventually numbering 70, on the city’s main thoroughfare, Warren Street, in the mid-1980s.
The outstanding housing stock, including many brick buildings of architectural significance helped spur the revival. With skyrocketing housing value on Warren Street and adjoining residential areas many residents of entrepreneurs have realized substantial profits. The City has also attracted a variety of upscale restaurants, boutique hotels, small businesses, an active art scene and nightlife.