Brownstoner Upstate: Affordability on the Hudson River

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    115 Main Street, Esopus: $159,000

    Close proximity to the Hudson River doesn’t necessarily mean you have to drop a small fortune on a house. If you know which river towns to explore for more bang for your buck, you might find yourself living in a sweet deal not far from the area’s most famous water body. This week, we’ll be looking at four properties listed for less than $300,000, all located in Hudson River towns.

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    The little Ulster County town of Esopus is often overlooked for other fancier riverfront towns. But we love that it’s a hidden gem super-close to the city of Kingston (almost walking distance, practically) that sits near both the Esopus Creek and the Hudson River. It’s also a great place to bargain hunt for affordable beauties like this yellow farmhouse with a gorgeous interior. Sits on over a half-acre. Here’s the bad news: Status is “pending.” Beds: 3. Baths: 1.5. Square Feet: 1746. Lot Size: .7 acres. Est. Taxes: $4130. 

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    115 Main Street, Esopus (Murphy Realty Group) GMAP


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    16 Aitken Avenue, Hudson: $249,000

    As the years pass, real estate in the Columbia County continues to get more expensive. But you can still find a reasonably priced home if you move your search away from Warren Street. This lovely, classy Craftsman is on Aitken Avenue, a residential street off the main drag but still within two miles of the Amtrak station and waterfront park. Master bedroom is on the second floor and feels lofty with its own wood stove. Also includes detached two-car garage in the backyard. Beds: 4. Baths: 2. Square Feet: 1800. Lot Size: .13 acres. Est. Taxes: $4536. 

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    16 Aitken Avenue, Hudson (Beach & Bartolo) GMAP


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    3 River Street, Cornwall: $299,000

    We almost didn’t include this home in Cornwall-on-Hudson because the property taxes just about kill the affordability index here. Still, we can’t ignore the other perks, like the fact that it’s walking distance to both the sweet hamlet and the nearby waterfront park. Did you know that Cornwall also has a great town pool? You have to show proof of residency to use it, but problem solved if you lived in this house. Sits on about a half acre of land. Beds: 7. Beds: 1.5. Square Feet: 2576. Lot Size: .45 acres. Est. Taxes: $11,487. 

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    3 River Street, Cornwall-0n-Hudson (BHHS Hudson Valley Properties) GMAP


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    2 Roe Drive, Hyde Park: $125,000

    And finally, our most inexpensive pick this week comes from Hyde Park in Dutchess County. It’s a foreclosure that needs some fixing up, but we’re envisioning a swingin’ midcentury modern interior for this raised Ranch. Don’t let the exterior fool you. It’s bigger than it looks and includes an additional bed/bath in the basement. Beds: 4. Baths: 4. Square Feet: 1857. Lot Size: .48 acres. Est. Taxes: $6728. 

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    2 Roe Drive, Hyde Park (Murphy Realty Group) GMAP


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