Kingston, New York, is a small city in the Hudson Valley that has appeal to both outdoorsy types and culture mavens: Here you can enjoy the Catskill Mountains and check out local art, history, and shows.
You can also buy a house for much less compared to more tony areas closer to New York City just over two hours away by car. The median sales price is currently $350,000, according to Realtor.com. You can find historic houses within walking distance of the downtown area, houses set in more suburban areas, or places in more rural locations.
And there’s more here to do than you might think. You can catch a show at Ulster Performing Arts Center, check out exhibitions at Hudson River Maritime Museum and ArtPort Kingston, explore Kingston Uptown Historic District (also known as Upton Kingston), plus visit the many parks like Forsyth Nature Center and historic cemeteries like Old Dutch Church Cemetery (rumors say it’s haunted).
For shopping, there are local boutiques like Half Moon Books, antique stores, big-box chains like Walmart, and Hudson Valley Mall (think Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods). The dining scene also offers chains like Texas Roadhouse and Panera Bread plus locally-owned eateries like Deisings (great for ordering custom cakes), Savona’s, Lola, and Front Street Tavern.
Sound like a fit? Check out these five houses for sale in Kingston including an 1870 two- bedroom brick house for $389,900.
136 Cedar St.
This two bedroom, one bath is listed for $389,900. The 1870 brick house features stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, built-ins, moldings, split-unit air conditioning, new light fixtures, a gas fireplace, an unfinished basement, covered front porch, back deck, and fenced-in backyard. Barmann Park and Ulster Performing Arts Center are nearby.
2861 Route 209
This two bedroom, two bath is listed for $439,000. It has a patio, outdoor stone pizza oven, heated chicken coop, garden, fire pit, high beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, exposed brick, and a full basement. Marbletown Inn and Back Archers Farm are nearby.
57 Washington Ave.
This four bedroom, two bath is listed for $599,900. The 1921 house features hardwood floors, millwork, high ceilings, original moldings, a stained glass window, stainless steel appliances, a laundry room, finished basement, detached four-car garage, covered front porch, patio, and fenced-in backyard. Cake Box Bakery & Cafe and George Washington Elementary are nearby.
286-288 Route 28
This five bedroom, three bath is listed for $849,000. The property includes a guest house. The 1810 main house features beamed ceilings, moldings, oversized windows, refinished hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a stone fireplace, and mini-split air conditioning. The guest house has moldings, woodwork, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and fireplace. Catskill Park is nearby.
20 Burgevin St.
This four bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $1,100,000 after a recent $95,000 cut. It features an inground pool, patio, outdoor fireplace, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, woodwork, moldings, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, and central air. Forsyth Nature Center is nearby.
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