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Tour 7 Beautiful Homes in Upstate New York

If you're thinking of leaving city life for something a little more rural, check out these charming houses up north.

Photo by: Zillow This 5,400-square-foot Hillsdale home is surrounded by rolling hills.

It's the height of fall foliage season in New York, which means city-dwellers are making their upstate pilgrimages for hiking, apple-picking and weekend home-visiting. We figure there's no better time to scope out some upstate real estate — and by upstate, we mean north of Westchester, upward of three hours and, in some instances, towns where even Metro-North does not go.

Whether you're on the hunt for bucolic living or in-town digs, contemporary finishes or country charm, there's something to suit all tastes. If you're willing to range further north, we recommend Columbia and Greene Counties — home to towns like Hudson, Claverack, Kinderhook, Chatham, Catskill and Athens. If you're looking closer, try Dutchess, Ulster or Orange Counties — in towns like Beacon, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, New Paltz or Newburgh.

For a sampling of upstate real estate, check out our gallery below.



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