Greene County is an area in New York State, located along the Hudson River and near the Catskill Mountains. Named for Revolutionary War hero General Nathanael Greene, it's bordered by Albany County in the North, Ulster County in the South, Columbia County in the East, and Delaware County in the West. The county contains the towns of Greeneville, Lexington, Prattsville and New Baltimore, among others. Greene County has a total area of 658 square miles and a population of a little over 47,000. It's also one of the most picturesque areas in New York State—a perfect area in which to buy a new home.
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The median age in Greene County is just under 46 years, and the median household income is around $53,600. The median home price is $279,000, or $186 per square foot. The area is just under 90% white, a little over 6% African American, 6.3% Hispanic, 1.3% Asian, 0.5% Native American, and 2.2% mixed race. Find homes in Greene County by city.
There are a number of great schools in and around the various towns in Greene County. The Cairo-Durham Central School serves students Pre-K through high school, and is committed to providing multiple learning pathways to empower students of all ages to reach their full potential. The Catskill Central School District, also serving Pre-K through high school, has a great athletics program that includes tennis, soccer, volleyball and golf. And the Greenville Central School District, serving grades K-12, provides a host of extracurricular activities for its students, from high school and middle school bands to choral groups to wood shop, and much more.
There are plenty of jobs in and around Greene County. The largest industry is healthcare and social assistance (i.e. caregiver jobs), followed by retail, and then manufacturing. The most lucrative industries in the area are information, public administration, and utilities. There are also a variety of office jobs, warehouse jobs, civil service jobs—all at competitive wages.
There's a plethora of things to see and do in Greene County. Its proximity to the Catskill Mountains means great opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, camping, and all manner of other outdoor activities. And its place along the Hudson River means great boating, fishing, and water activities, too. Places like Old Mill Falls and Plattekill Falls provide great hiking and swimming opportunities, along with some of the most breathtaking views in the state.
And if you're looking for places to eat, Greene County has everything from casual diners and coffee shops to upscale farm to table dining experiences—plus bars, bistros, bakeries, and everything else you can imagine. Whatever you're looking for, you can find it in Greene County!
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can find in Greene County. If you're ready to make this beautiful area your new home, contact us, and let us help you find your dream house.