Sullivan County is an area in the southern part of New York State—near the Catskills—adjacent to Delaware, Ulster, and Orange Counties, as well as to Pike and Wayne Counties in Pennsylvania. Having split from Ulster County in 1809, it's named for Major General John Sullivan, a prominent Revolutionary War hero.
The county includes the towns of Forestburgh, Lumberland, Callicoon, and Neversink, among others. It covers an area of 997 square miles (29 of which are on the water), and has a population of a little over 75,000. And it's a beautiful area in which to buy a new home.
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Sullivan County is perfect for adult professionals with families. The median age is around 43 years old, and around 21% of the population is children under 18. The median income is just under $30,000 per year for individuals, or $57,400 for households. The median home price is $269,000, or $168 per square foot. The area is approximately 70% white, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 10% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Native American, and 3% mixed race. Browse homes for sale in Sullivan County by city.
There are plenty of great schools in Sullivan County. The Monticello Central School District serves students pre-school through high school. It includes Emma Chase, George Cook, and Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary Schools, along with Robert J. Kaiser Middle School and Monticello High School—all of which are dedicated to empowering students and preparing them for the future.
Sullivan West Central School District, in Jeffersonville, serves grades K-12, and includes a variety of great facilities and programs, including a thriving athletics department with volleyball, football, soccer, and more. And the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) includes things like special ed and adult education, catering to students of all different types, with all different needs.
There are also plenty of higher education opportunities in the area, including SUNY Sullivan, a two-year college in the hamlet of Loch Sheldrake.
There are a number of jobs available in the Sullivan County area, in all different industries and at all different skill and experience levels. Healthcare is a major field in the area, particularly nursing, along with social services and caretaker positions. Retail and food service are also prominent fields, along with both manufacturing and education. There are also plenty of office jobs, warehouse jobs, and more, all at competitive salaries.
There are all sorts of interesting things to see and do in Sullivan County. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located on the spot where the Woodstock music festival was held in 1969. The center includes a Woodstock museum, along with regular concerts and other performances and events.
The nearby Ellenville Fault Ice Caves are a gorgeous place for hiking and other outdoor activities. Other great outdoor areas include the Neversink Gorge Trails and Tusten Mountain Trail. And being located near the Catskills, there's plenty of skiing and snowboarding available as well.
If you're looking for places to eat, Sullivan County has a wide variety of choices. There are Italian restaurants, Greek restaurants, barbecue places, down home diners, upscale cafes, and much more—plus bars, pubs, coffee shops, and whatever else you may want.
When it comes to what Sullivan County has to offer, this is just the beginning. If you want to know more about what else is in the area, contact us. We can help you find your dream house in Sullivan County, and make this community your new home.
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