Preston Hollow 66 Acres with Mountain Views 12460

Preston Hollow 66 Acres Mountain Views. 66 + acres sitting atop Arnold Road. Frontage on Edward’s Hill Road as well. Build your dream estate or subdivide. Deer paths, seasonal streams, plus farm adjacent make this property a hunter’s paradise. Catskill Creek across the street. Mountain Views from top of the hill.

Preston Hollow 66 Acres with Mountain Views 12460 sitting atop Arnold Road. Frontage on Edward’s Hill Road as well. Build your dream estate or subdivide. Deer paths, seasonal streams, plus farm adjacent make this property a hunter’s paradise. Catskill Creek across the street. Mountain views from top of the hill.

Preston Hollow 66 Acres with Mountain Views 12460

Preston Hollow 66 Acres with Mountain Views 12460

Rensselaerville NY real estate homes includes the Town of Rensselaerville, bordered by the Town of Berne and the town of Westerlo, to the south by Greene County, and to the west by Schoharie County. The Catskill Creek, and it’s tributaries, Lake Creek, Fox Creek, Tenmile Creek, Eightmile Creek flow through the town. The “official” hamlets are Rensselaerville, the largest by far, Cooksburg, Medusa, Potter Hollow and Preston Hollow. According to the U. S. Census the population was 1,843 at the 2010 census and the town has a total area of 61.9 square miles. The median income for a household is $42,391 and the per capita income for the town is $20,921.

Preston Hollow 66 Acres with Mountain Views 12460

Rensselaerville was once part of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck, as such the people who farmed the land were technically leaseholders of the patroon under a feudal system, first as part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, then under the English colony, and then the State of New York. Some of the earliest settlement in Rensselaerville was along the five Native American paths that crossed the town in the early 18th century.

For nearly a hundred years thereafter, the township thrived, with dense forests of hemlock providing bark used for tanning leather and abundant water power making milling of lumber, grain and wool important industries for many years. The local grist mills and ready markets helped support a robust agricultural community in the surrounding countryside.

By the mid-1800’s, however, the forest resources began to dwindle and rail and water transportation for goods bypassed the hamlet. Industry moved closer to less expensive means of transportation and mechanized farming techniques proved more efficient on large, flat expanses of land.

Rensselaer County NY Real Estate Today

Today, Rensselaerville is mostly residential, with an interesting blend of retirees, young professionals, and descendants of early settlers. Much stunning 18th century architecture remains, tastefully adapted for contemporary use, and agriculture remains essential to the character of the town. Explore the rest of Rensselaerville.com to discover other ways in which our town combines the best of the 19th and soon-to-be 21st centuries!

Basic Information

  • Price: $197,000 
  • Property ID: 5217 
  • Town Taxes: 683 
  • School Taxes: 1525 
  • Prop. Class: Vacant Land 
  • Town: Rensselaerville 
  • County: Albany 
  • Contact Agent: Greg Kardos 
  • Agent Title: Salesperson 
  • Cell: (845)494-9200 
  • Brokerage: Catskill 
  • Phone: (518)943-5511