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Tue Apr 7, 2015
Maria Gianas answered:
Hi Elizabeth,
I may be able to help you. I have several leads and also one that will be coming on the market in the next few months.
Feel free to contact me at
maria@themachreegroup.com
or at mariagianas@gmail.com.

Thank you
Maria
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
Avitus10,

Kingston is not at all like Brooklyn.....but....

From Brooklyn to Kingston is about an hour by car.....it isn't like traveling to the furthest corner of the earth. Consider taking a drive to investigate what Kingston has to offer for yourself. You'll find this impression to be of much more value than relying on the impressions of others.

Good luck,

Bill
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
feetipi1 answered:
I have lived in the village of "Olde Hurley" for 35 years. I have never had a concern about my or my family's safety except for traffic.

The school district is Kingston however, the local grade school has a very good rating.

Median income is high and property taxes although lower than Kingston City are high for what you get. Water, septic, trash etc. are all private fee based services.
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Barbara A. Wild answered:
This listing is at 200 Mulberry Lane in Milton, New York off lattintown road, not in clifton park area......apple country. hope that helps
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Tue May 8, 2012
Barbara A. Wild answered:
The town is not going to do a thing about the lawn. This is the country and they are busy fixing roads and such, i say just get the kid next door to mow the land because that house has been vacant awhile and i know just what you mean. If you need help, maybe the neighbors could help you! ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Staddy23 answered:
the village has all the restauerants, clubs bars , and is close to the college,its more like livig in a tiny city but its safe and you could walk to all.The town is much more quiter and is more family oriented ... more
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Xn28dpos1 answered:
Another major reason why taxes are so high in New Paltz is because we are a town/village which has actively taken measures to keep many large businesses (mainly chains and franchises, like Lowe's, Taco Bell, and Walmart, etc) out of our tax district. We've done this because many people here like to keep that "small town" feel--it encourages diversity and it helps smaller, local business owners to have a chance to thrive. Our town planning board has operated in this sort of way for a long time.

Though most locals appreciate the benefits of this situation, the price we pay for this vibrant small-town environment comes in the form of higher taxes for the residents. Q: Why is that? A: Usually, large national/multinational corporations make large contributions to the municipal coffers, first "buying their way in" to be allowed to develop and open their storefronts, then through relatively larger sums of taxes paid on their massive revenues. Our comparatively smaller, more local businesses, do not pay as much tax to the village/town, but in the end more of the money spent in New Paltz stays in New Paltz, getting spent again in New Paltz.

People who prioritize low taxes (and the massive parking lots and corporate sprawl that comes with it) over what many of us deem a higher quality of life generally make their homes nearby in Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, or another small town that may not be quite as vibrant. Life is all about tradeoffs...
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Andre Venables answered:
Melissa,
New Paltz is a very interesting area enlivened by the College (State University). It is especially good if you like the arts and outdoor activities. Many trails for walks and even mountains to climb. I moved here from Queens in 1970 for the sheer beauty of the place.

The village and the town are political entities that co-exist in geographic proximity. Essentially the down town or older area is the village and the surrounding area is the town. This is an oversimplification of course but it sizes it up pretty accurately.

There is much more to talk about. Do you have specific questions? Have you ever visited?
Andre
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Wed Nov 16, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with any local agent, he/she can provide suitable listings, any necessary information, schedule showings, etc.
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Fri Jul 29, 2011
Michael Crocitto answered:
It is rural residential land of +/- 22.9 acres owned by Mary Ann Wilson. Feel free to contact me if you need more help.
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Donald Beach asked:
What are some of the catalysts that might drive growth or retraction in the 12533 zip code. Are there new business incoming/leaving? Property tax comparisons? I am trying to compare this…
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