Ulster County Real Estate Information

Ulster is the closest Catskills County to New York City, with a straight shot up the Thruway. The southern end of Ulster County is considered part of the mid-Hudson Valley, with the Shawangunk Mountains near New Paltz offering dramatic vistas and world class rock climbing. Much of northern Ulster County is within the boundaries of Catskills Park, with great hiking and recreational activities. The country-cute village of Woodstock is located NW of Kingston.

Located along New York’s Thruway, Ulster is the closest Catskills county to New York City. Where there are valleys, mountains are sure to be around. Ulster County’s southern end is part of mid-Hudson valleys with Shawangunk Mountains framing the mountain sky. These mountains also offer some of the world’s best rock-climbing against dramatic backgrounds. The Catskills Park boundaries contain most of Ulster County, offering its residents great outdoor recreational opportunities and activities.

Aside from easy access to the Catskills Park, Ulster has other outdoor activities in close proximity. There is downhill skiing at Belleayre and Greene County. Keep in mind, this county has very few lakes, so property within the boundaries of Catskill Park or near the New York City reservoirs are hard to find.

Property prices in Ulster County tend to be higher than those of the other Catskills counties. Ulster was settling before Sullivan or Delaware, so it is possible to find houses dating back to the late 1700s to 1800s, such as classic stone manor homes. Stone Ridge, west of Kingston, has a wide assortment of stone houses. These types of homes are harder to find in the other counties. Another Ulster section popular with second home buyers is Phoenicia.