Brownstoner Upstate: Within Woodstock and Willow Hamlet

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    379 Sickler Road, Woodstock: $399,000

    Why Woodstock and Willow, you ask? If you’re asking, then you’ve probably never been. Woodstock’s charms have been widely disseminated throughout the land, but the wee hamlet of Willow, located just outside of Woodstock has charms all its own. The woodsy kind. Not a walkable, artsy, and famous village like Woodstock. Willow is for nature-lovers, looking to hide away. Woodstock and Willow do have one thing in common, though: Both are on an NYC bus route. The Trailways stops in the middle of Woodstock village, and it also picks up here in Willow hamlet. Would we suggest living in Woodstock and Willow without a car? Probably not. But the option to ride instead of drive is nothing to sneeze at for some trying to reduce their car usage. So, this week, we’ve handpicked properties in Woodstock and Willow, all convenient to public transportation.

    379 sickler woodstock ny2

    Here’s a unique mid-mod in Willow, even though the address says Woodstock. The tucked-away abode on an acre of land features an attached studio that could be used for all of your various creative pursuits. The exterior comes with some deckspace for entertaining. Located about a mile from the Willow/NYC bus stop. Beds: 3. Baths: 2.5. Square Feet: 2932. Lot Size: .95 acres. Est. Taxes: $6193.

    379 sickler woodstock ny3

    379 sickler woodstock ny4

    379 Sickler Road, Woodstock (Coldwell Banker Village Green) GMAP

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    25 bluestone rd woodstock ny

    25 Bluestone Road, Woodstock: $365,000

    One of things you give up when you move into Woodstock village is lower taxes, relative to Willow, anyway. Still, we feel there’s promise here as an upstate getaway not only because it’s attractive, but because it’s about a mile outside of the village, and that means it’s close to stuff. Includes a screened-in porch and in-ground pool. Beds: 3. Baths: 2. Square Feet: 1820. Lot Size: .85 acres. Est. Taxes: $8368.

    25 bluestone rd woodstock ny2

    25 bluestone rd woodstock ny3

    25 Bluestone Road, Woodstock (Westwood Metes & Bounds) GMAP

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    32 plochmann lane woodstock ny

    32 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock: $414,000

    Speaking of being close to things, this hand-crafted cottage is less than a mile from the center of Woodstock village. The backyard is one big park-like piece of land, and the property comes with a rustic barn and detached car port. Inside, there’s space for more sleeping room as well as a separate home office/third bedroom. As charming as this place is, we can’t help feel nervous whenever we see cinder blocks propping up the front porch. Beds: 3. Baths: 1.5. Square Feet: 1752. Lot Size: 1.59 acres. Est. Taxes: $5250. 

    32 plochmann lane woodstock ny2

    32 plochmann lane woodstock ny3

    32 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock (Lawrence O’Toole Realty) GMAP

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    4781 route 212 willow ny

    4781 Route 121, Willow: $169,000

    And finally, we come full circle back to Willow with this 1 bed/1 bath cottage. We like that it’s on the Beaver Kill Creek. We also like that it’s barely visible from the road, it’s sitting on over an acre of land, and that it even comes with its barn and sauna. What we’re not so excited about is that it’s a short sale, which can sometimes be anything other than short when it comes to actually sealing the deal. Then again, that hasn’t stopped us from looking. Beds: 1. Baths: 1. Square Feet: 950. Lot Size: 1.23 acres. Est. Taxes: $3519.

    4781 route 212 willow ny2

    4781 route 212 willow ny3

    4781 Route 212, Willow (Coldwall Banker Village Green) GMAP

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