A charming rural community with a distinctly urban flavor, New Paltz is a favorite upstate destination in Ulster County.
The real estate landscape in New Paltz is diverse. From single family homes and cottages to apartments and lofts, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Artists, in particular, are drawn to the area for its spacious lodgings with plenty of room for workshops. Heavily wooded regions offer privacy for residents, with many backyards emptying into the acres of preserved wildlands in the nearby Mohonk Preserve. Like other upstate towns, New Paltz has a strong market for second homes.
While surrounded by nature, the scenic town is also an active commercial and retail hub. An extensive collection of businesses calls New Paltz home. A string of local art galleries like the Unison Arts Center, Samuel Dorsky Museum, and Gray Owl Gallery highlight the cultural opportunities around every corner. Main Street offers an array of pubs and eateries perfect for a laid-back happy hour or a relaxed night out. Local breweries are a staple in the area.
New Paltz is a diverse region of contradictions that merge to form an oasis-like natural retreat. Sprawling orchards and cornfields surround the town. Favorite vineyards and tidy gardens border bustling residential strips, and quiet stretched of wildland. Modern conveniences like gourmet bistros and markets are just a few steps away from historic landmarks like Huguenot Street, one of the oldest streets in the country and home to a wealth of seventeenth-century buildings. Enjoy a leisurely hike on one of the area’s many beautiful mountain trails. Go horseback riding or snowshoeing in the Minnewaska State Park. Recreational activities like swimming, boating, and kayaking are right in your backyard.