If you're thinking about buying a home, and you are not currently looking at Woodstock NY homes for sale, you need to. Woodstock is a place of fun and excitement as well as being rooted in history. Woodstock, kown as the "Colony of the Arts", is a hot spot destination for many "Manhattanites", who enjoy a peaceful, serene setting, yet convenient to everything! From weekend rentals, to second homes, and country retreats, many visitors to the area love it so much, they have made the move!
A Brief History
Woodstock, NY was founded in 1787. Hudson River School painters began moving there in the late nineteenth century. Sick of industrialization, Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead and Hervey White arrived in 1902 and the arts and crafts community of Woodstock was born. From 1915 to 1931, Maverick festivals were held at Hervey White's Maverick Art Colony. Each summer hundreds of free spirits gathered at the festival for music, art and drink. With the reputation of Woodstock as an art colony and "Sound Outs" from 1967 to 1970 the area was tapped for the, now famous, Woodstock Festival. As a result, Woodstock real estate, is even more coveted today than ever before.
With the past guiding their future, Woodstock currently has more than 15 art museums and galleries in operation. Even the park benches of Woodstock have stories to tell. When checking out Woodstock NY homes for sale do a quick search and look at Opus 40. Opus 40 is an abandoned bluestone quarry a few miles from Woodstock, turned artistic marvel. More than six acres of ramps and terraces, of finely fitted stone with pools, trees and fountains made of and on the quarry rock bed. This life's work took a man, Harvey Fite, 37 years to create.
What to Do and Where to Go
Every summer Woodstock has concerts on the green. Held on Saturdays these summer concerts feature local musicians and are a great opportunity for your family to get out, enjoy some local music, and meet the neighbors. Woodstock offers dozens of area restaurants as well. Depending on your taste, or mood, there is everything from fine dining to a more quaint local flavor, for the whole family. Also a local spas are available for pampered day trips, to relax your cares away. If you are looking at Woodstock real estate and have a spiritual nature, Woodstock most likely has a match for you. Locally there are Christian churches, 2 different Buddhist temples and many other forms of spiritual guidance are available. If you are into fitness there are yoga studios, marshal arts studios and fitness centers for your convenience. Are you more of an outdoors type of person? There are many local parks for picnics and family outings, as well as many small lakes and the huge Ashokan Resovoir.
Woodstock, NY offers an interesting history and a variety of activities for people of most every taste. If you are looking at Woodstock NY homes for sale, start your search for Woodstock NY Real Estate here!!