Phoenicia is a small hamlet located in Shandaken, in Ulster County. First settled in the 1700s, it was the first area to get the Ulster and Delaware Railroad, which provided it with a thriving tourist industry that still exists today. However, in addition to being a great place to visit, it's also a great place to live.
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Phoenicia is a quiet area that's popular with people of all different age groups. With a population of just 218 people, the median age is 60. About 27% of households are married couples, and about 20% have children under 18. The median household income is a little over $36,400, with the median home price being just under $450,000, or $290 per square foot. Browse the newest real estate listings in Phoenicia, NY.
Phoenicia is covered by the Onteora Central School District. Phoenicia Elementary School serves grades K-3. It has above average student performance in terms of grades and testing, and has a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1, allowing faculty to provide more quality, personal help to each student. Bennett Elementary serves grades 4-6, and has an accelerated math program and language learning resources.
Grades 7 and 8 are served by Onteora Middle School, which is ranked the #1 middle school in Ulster County. Their castle learning program is designed to help students achieve success at every grade level. And Onteora High School serves grades 9 through 12, and boasts a National Honor Society and a Human Rights Club--along with a school newspaper, The Talon.
There are also a variety of great colleges and universities near Phoenicia, including SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Oneonta. Find homes in Phoenicia by school district.
Even though it's a small community, there are plenty of jobs in Phoenicia. The most popular industries are waste management, transportation and warehousing, and scientific and technical services—which is also the most lucrative industry in the area. There's also a variety of jobs of other types, from office jobs to retail positions to manufacturing, and much more.
There are all sorts of things to do in and around Phoenicia. It's home to the Empire State Railway Museum, located in the town's historic Ulster and Delaware Railroad Station. The station itself was built in 1899 and is one of the few from that era still standing. The museum features all sorts of historic railroad equipment. If you like shows and live events, check out the Phoenicia Playhouse Community Theatre. They feature plays and shows of all types, and host a summer program for youth as well.
Located in the Catskills, there are also plenty of outdoor activities as well. Mount Tremper has great hikes and beautiful views. Woodland Valley State Park is great for daytrips and picnicking, as well as camping.
If you're looking for places to eat in the area, you're in luck. The area may be small, but since it's a popular tourist spot, there are plenty of great dining experiences. The Phoenicia Diner is a small, unassuming place with great food and a great history. For Italian food, head to Brio's Pizzeria and Restaurant. And if you want an upscale dining experience, check out The Phoenician Steakhouse. There are also plenty of bars, pubs, breweries, cafes, and coffee shops in the area.
There's plenty more to see and do in and around Phoenicia. It's a great place to visit, but it's an even greater place to live. If you're ready to make this town your home, contact us, and we'll help you get settled into the area and find the house of your dreams.