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The Town of Rochester lies adjacent to Rondout Creek in Ulster County in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. To the west the Town affords easy access to over 700,000 acres of Catskill Park. To the east lie the Shawangunk Mountains and more than 17,000 acres of protected lands in the Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park.  Formed from a number of hamlets, the Town has a large number of old stone houses, some dating back to the 17th century.  

Accord (the site of the Rochester Town Hall and other town offices) and Kerhonkson are the Town’s two largest hamlets.  In the original Rochester Patent (named in honor of the Earl of Rochester) which was dated 1703, Queen Anne of England granted to Town Trustees the right to convey to settlers ownership of lands in the Town of Rochester, an area which included the present towns of Rochester, Wawarsing and Gardiner, and portions of Sullivan and Delaware counties.  In 1703, the year of its incorporation, the Rochester’s population was recorded as 334.  

The basic activity of nearly every family the Town of Rochester during the 18th and 19th centuries was farming.  However, many farmers had additional occupations, including production of wintergreen oil, quarrying of millstone and bluestone, milling of corn, wheat and lumbers (and, later, paper), blacksmithing, coopering, shoemaking, wagon-making and store-keeping.   The entire Town of Rochester enjoyed a period of prosperity from 1902 into the 1940s when the Ontario & Western Railway provided transportation-to-market for products of the local farms, mills and quarries.  The trains also brought summer visitors from urban centers such as New York City.  The summer resort industry has played an important role in the economic life of the Town.  Accommodations were first provided in private homes, and later in over 50 bungalow colonies, camps, boarding houses and hotels.  

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ROCHESTER
ID: 20183099
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20183099
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Price: $2,800,000
Sq. Feet: 2,675
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 21.40
Year Built: 1988

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Consider ownership of a private and tranquil estate on a secluded, large parcel of 21 acres in  thriving ...
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WAWARSING
ID: 20175517
Residential
WAWARSING NY - ID: 20175517
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Price: $1,650,000
Sq. Feet: 5,152
Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 3.5
Acreage: 48.50
Year Built: 1730

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If only those old walls could talk. It's hard to fathom the things they've seen and heard over the last ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20190751
Commercial
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20190751
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Price: $1,500,000
Sq. Feet: 30,250
Acreage: 6.00
Year Built: 2005

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This Beautiful 14 years young "Super Steel Structure" comprising 30, 250 sq. ft. of very efficient wide ...
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MARBLETOWN
ID: 20183701
Residential
MARBLETOWN NY - ID: 20183701
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Price: $1,100,000
Sq. Feet: 3,710
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3.5
Acreage: 6.95
Year Built: 1790

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Welcome to the Jon Lyons Estate, a magnificent private retreat on just under 7 acres, located in a ...
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MARBLETOWN
ID: 20183704
Residential
MARBLETOWN NY - ID: 20183704
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Price: $1,100,000
Sq. Feet: 3,710
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3.5
Acreage: 6.95
Year Built: 1790

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Welcome to the Jon Lyons Estate, a magnificent private retreat on just under 7 acres, located in a ...
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MARBLETOWN
ID: 20191116
Residential
MARBLETOWN NY - ID: 20191116
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Price: $1,100,000
Sq. Feet: 3,469
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3.5
Acreage: 7.50
Year Built: 2011

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A singular combination of classic design and modern ambiance in a premier 7.5-acre natural oasis just ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20190637
Commercial
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20190637
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Price: $965,000
Sq. Feet: 15,460
Acreage: 72.87
Year Built: 1940

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Use your imagination to Re-Invent this once Vibrant & Thriving Seasonal Lodging property. With 1100+ ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20184540
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20184540
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Price: $950,000
Sq. Feet: 2,376
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 4.80
Year Built: 2018

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Your modern dream house in the woods awaits!! Welcome to the extraordinary Hudson Woods- located in ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20190939
Land
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20190939
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Price: $897,000
Sq. Feet: 0
Acreage: 90.60

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Imagine building the home of your dreams on 91 spectacular acres at the end of a private road in Accord. ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20191260
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20191260
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Price: $895,000
Sq. Feet: 3,808
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 4
Acreage: 8.60
Year Built: 1938

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Unique, jaw-dropping and now impeccably restored, the “Trophy House” was designed by legendary architect ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20190991
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20190991
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Price: $875,000
Sq. Feet: 6,260
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 4
Acreage: 37.80
Year Built: 1997

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Set on 37 bucolic acres encompassing meadows, woods and a rushing stream, this gracious country property ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20182754
Land
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20182754
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Price: $795,000
Sq. Feet: 0
Acreage: 160.00

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Wonderful subdivision opportunity in a quiet corner of Kerhonkson, an area known for upscale new construction ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20182190
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20182190
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Price: $768,000
Sq. Feet: 2,290
Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 12.82
Year Built: 1988

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SOMETIMES MORE IS MORE... An extraordinary setting perfectly sited on 12.8 park like acres with a 3/4 ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20184955
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20184955
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Price: $749,000
Sq. Feet: 2,816
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 3.00
Year Built: 2008

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Large rooms and clean design await you at this sophisticated contemporary farmhouse that’s privately ...
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SHAWANGUNK
ID: 20190304
Residential
SHAWANGUNK NY - ID: 20190304
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Price: $645,000
Sq. Feet: 2,851
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 3.00
Year Built: 2003

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Picturesque and Tranquility is what this grand contemporary home provides. An entertainer's dream with ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20190583
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20190583
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Price: $629,000
Sq. Feet: 2,450
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 5.50
Year Built: 2018

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Brand new home to be built on 5 private acres with Catskill Mountain views! The home offers clean modern ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20185047
Land
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20185047
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Price: $595,000
Sq. Feet: 0
Acreage: 94.20

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Expansive 100 acre parcel offers about 900 feet of water frontage on the beautiful Rondout Creek perfect ...
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MARBLETOWN
ID: 20191062
Residential
MARBLETOWN NY - ID: 20191062
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Price: $589,900
Sq. Feet: 2,065
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3.5
Acreage: 3.20
Year Built: 2013

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If you're looking for a home close to Stone Ridge and High Falls, less then 30 minutes to Woodstock, ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20182108
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20182108
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Price: $589,000
Sq. Feet: 2,450
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 3.40
Year Built: 2018

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Brand new home to be built on just under 3 1/2 private acres! The home offers clean modern rustic touches ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20190623
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20190623
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Price: $585,000
Sq. Feet: 3,558
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 4
Acreage: 16.00
Year Built: 1770

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Historically significant 1764 Krom Stone House on 16 acres. The house sits majestically on a hill overlooking ...
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