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UPSTATE JANE: Mid Mod with Hudson Views in Highland: $369,999

Bellevue Rd, Highland

Sometimes I see listings where I could kick myself for not holding out longer. Last year at this time, I had been looking for a place with potential that needed renovating (which I got) in Woodstock. However, this place in Highland may have taken the prize if it had been in competition at the time! I am not sure what the “neglect” part entails- but it would be worth investigating. This place has amazing views, tons of character/mid mod appeal, a full basement, plus a pool and neat looking 2 car garage on over 2 acres. One of the best parts is the location, which could be commutable by car, or across the bridge to the train if you really wanted. It obviously needs renovating, and as I mentioned it claims neglect- so potentially that could be issues that call for re-doing the pool (big ticket item) or maybe roof, septic…or who knows, maybe the neglect is not so bad. But the bones are grand- and the views grander! If anyone gets this, give me a holler for the renovations!

Link to listing

50 Belleview Road, Highland NY 12528

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sqft: 2,508
Lot: 100,188 sq ft / 2.30 acres
Type: Single Family
Year built: 1970

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Category: $300000 to $499000, Fixer-Uppers, Highland, Ulster County, upstate new york, Upstate Weddings, Waterfront

By: dichotomyinteriors | 11 September 2012 12:00 PM | No Comments

Five-Figure Fridays: Highland Short Sale Cottage, $85,000

You know there’s not much to brag about when a home listing has only one interior shot and it’s a blurry, dark photo of a very average looking toilet. Still, the view from this Highland, NY cottage is nice, and it has over six acres, nothing to sneeze at for less than a hundred grand. It’s a short sale, which should give the buyer a bit of leverage. Currently it has one bed and one bath, though there’s room to expand from the current 717 square feet.

72 Ose Road, Highland. $85,000. GMAP 

Category: Five Figure Fridays, Highland, Less than $100000, Rural, Ulster County

By: lisa | 18 May 2012 12:59 PM | No Comments

Colonial in Highland, $164,900

At last! A real bargain! We think. It’s tough to tell from only a few pictures, but it looks good. A respectable 2200 square feet, small but nicely landscaped yard with a stream and waterfall, the button-cute kitchen. Of course, the beds and baths could be total chaos for all we know, but it seems unlikely. Includes a walk-out basement and full attic. There is an obvious downside: It’s right on the road, and not even in the least bit concealed. But hey, at least it’s a corner lot. We would consider overlooking it in favor of the quality of the house itself. Within walking distance to Highland and sundry amenities, as well as the Walkway over the Hudson (hey! Did you know they’re building an elevator? We vote for this kind).

124 Vineyard Avenue, Highland (Prudential Serls) GMAP
Asking Price: $164,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 1.5
Square Feet: 2,248
Year Built: 1920
Land: .18 acres
Taxes: $5403
Features: Stream and waterfall

Category: $100000 to $199000, Highland, Ulster County, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 18 May 2012 09:38 AM | No Comments

Upstater Destinations: Walkway Over the Hudson and the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

Walkway Over the Hudson, via Wikipedia

When we first heard about the Walkway Over the Hudson proposal to turn a disused railroad bridge into a pedestrian park several years ago, we thought it was a fabulous idea. Driving across the Hudson River on the various bridges is all well and good (and for real fun, try kayaking across!! Yowza!), but zooming by going 45 miles an hour, you miss all the good stuff in and around the river. Taking the mile-and-a-half stroll across the world’s longest elevated footbridge that spans one of the most magnificent rivers in the country is a treat and an educational experience, to boot. Interpretive signs line the walkway’s railing, and there’s even an audio-visual self-tour cleverly entitled Talkway Over The Hudson. Visitors can start on either the Ulster County trail head in Highland or the Dutchess County trail head across the river in Poughkeepsie.

So what to do once you’ve crossed from the Ulster side to the Dutchess? If you’re incredibly ambitious and love to walk, take a sharp right and head towards the river to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. WARNING: It’s a schlep. We’ve done it, but it was long and a little exhausting (especially on a hot summer’s day). Maybe take a cab, instead. Or park your bikes on one end of the Walkway and meet them there after you’ve crossed. However you do it, just do it. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is a must-see, even if you don’t have kids and just like to play with stuff. There are tons of great exhibits (they even an have an inflatable planetarium), and they’re open until 8pm on Saturday nights. And for Father’s Day, all dads get in for free. Visit the museum’s website for info on exhibits, hours of operations, admission rates, etc.

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

Category: Destinations, Dutchess County, Highland, Kids, Poughkeepsie, Top Stories, Ulster County, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 17 May 2012 10:18 AM | 2 Comments