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Make Hudson Valley Your Summer Retreat

Closer than the Hamptons and with unmatched bucolic beauty, the Hudson Valley has quickly become New Yorkers’ newest summer playground. The region is known for its expansive parklands, fine restaurants and beautiful properties.

According to a recent article published by Business Insider, vacationers and second-home buyers are ditching the Hamptons for retreats in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

It seems the secret is out about our corner of New York State. If you are looking for a private summer retreat complete with an idyllic swimming pool, dive into these homes currently listed for sale.

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617 North Broadway, Upper Nyack

An oasis on the Hudson River, this custom built 7,900 sq. ft. contemporary colonial is situated on 1.2 riverfront acres with an in-ground swimming pool overlooking the river, stone patio and dock.


35 Washington Springs, Snedens Landing

One of Sneden Landing’s most iconic homes, this pre-revolutionary war Flemish farmhouse colonial, which is known as the “Ding Dong” House, is rich in history. Completely renovated with clean, open spaces and original details, the home features sweeping Hudson River views and a large rear porch overlooking the lush garden with stone patios, gunite swimming pool, entertainment area and private lawn.


530 North Broadway, Upper Nyack

Understated elegance abounds in this impressive and stately revival-style colonial with fine finishes and architectural details. Situated on 1.7 professionally manicured park-like acres with a great lawn, stunning seasonal Hudson River views and in-ground heated swimming pool reminiscent of the Hamptons.

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578 River Road, Newburgh

Located in the affluent hamlet of Balmville in New York’s Orange County, this beautiful contemporary colonial is nestled in the hills and features an in-ground swimming pool, tennis court and magnificent river views. This 6 bedroom, 5.1 bathroom home is located on a lush two acre setting, great for entertaining and private family gatherings.

285 River Road

285 River Road, Grandview

Located in Grandview, this gracious home exudes old-world charm and features a large patio with lush landscaping and a private in-ground saltwater swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Hudson River.


Building Life-Changing Communities for Families in Need

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Last month we announced our partnership with New Story, a non-profit organization that works to transform dangerous living environments into communities of safe, sustainable homes. To date, we have raised 89 percent of our fundraising goal! Rich Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty shares more about the need for safe housing.


Q: Why is this cause important to you?

A: Having a safe place to call home should a basic human right, yet there are so many people across the world that do not have the simplest needs in life—running water, a home with a door or even a home at all. New Story identifies communities in need and provides families with shelter and a safe home.


Q: Why partner with New Story Charity?

A: Our global affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand provides us with a unique perspective on the world. Even though the communities served by New Story are located internationally, the world is a small place and it’s our responsibility to reach beyond our local community and help those less fortunate than ourselves.


Q: What do donations provide?

A: New Story puts 100 percent of donations toward the creation of safe communities, building homes for $6,000 each and giving them to families in need to impact their lives for generations to come. The organization also hires local craftsmen for the construction of these homes, which further simulates the local economy.


New Story has created 7 communities, has funded 805 homes and has helped 3,945 people in Haiti, El Salvador and Bolivia, but the need is great. Please help us reach our $6,000 fundraising goal by donating. Any amount—small or large—would make a tremendous impact on one family’s life.