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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: 20194298
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194298
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Price: $1,650,000
Sq. Feet: 3,840
Bedrooms: 6
Full Baths: 5.5
Acreage: 11.49
Year Built: 2008

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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194424
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ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194424
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Price: $1,475,000
Sq. Feet: 3,840
Bedrooms: 6
Full Baths: 5.5
Acreage: 6.46
Year Built: 2008

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True Serenity is the feeling you get when you enter this completely custom elegant home. Surrounded ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194605
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ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194605
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Price: $1,250,000
Sq. Feet: 2,103
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3.5
Acreage: 34.60
Year Built: 2000

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Located on a most picturesque road is this stately residence known as Hillcrest Farm. A long meandering ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194697
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ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194697
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Price: $1,200,000
Sq. Feet: 2,376
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 12.10
Year Built: 2015

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Enjoy smart living in this handcrafted architect-designed three-bedroom wood and glass modern cabin ...
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MARBLETOWN
ID: 20193474
Residential
MARBLETOWN NY - ID: 20193474
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Price: $1,075,000
Sq. Feet: 3,700
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 40.00
Year Built: 1999

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This spacious inspired home and studio with artisanal design, is set back on over 40 acres, in an ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20192114
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20192114
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Price: $975,000
Sq. Feet: 4,320
Bedrooms: 10
Full Baths: 10
Acreage: 76.60
Year Built: 1930

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Here it is, your chance to own a piece of history, part of the Borscht Belt, just like Mrs Maisel ...
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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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MARBLETOWN
ID: 20191116
Residential
MARBLETOWN NY - ID: 20191116
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Price: $949,000
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: 20190939
Land
91 Acre Prime Accord Location
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Price: $897,000
Full Baths: 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: 20192465
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20192465
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Price: $875,000
Sq. Feet: 3,869
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3.5
Acreage: 71.81
Year Built: 2005

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There is something very special and very powerful about owning 71 acres on the side of a mountain. Knowing ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20191260
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20191260
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Price: $849,000
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: 20194373
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194373
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Price: $845,000
Sq. Feet: 2,505
Bedrooms: 2
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 12.00
Year Built: 1750

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You will just fall head over heels for this European flavored retreat. This lovingly restored stone ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20192516
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20192516
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Price: $795,000
Sq. Feet: 1,850
Bedrooms: 2
Full Baths: 2
Acreage: 6.10
Year Built: 2018

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Another example of refined modernism by architect Marica McKeel, Chalet Perché joins neighbors Creek ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194016
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194016
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Price: $775,000
Sq. Feet: 2,300
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 2.07
Year Built: 1983

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Meticulously designed and gut renovated modern home on the quietest of country lanes just up the road ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194715
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ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194715
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Price: $749,000
Sq. Feet: 3,952
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 2.30
Year Built: 2002

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Picture perfect in a wonderfully private location! This handsome custom built home (Dunn Architect ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194469
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194469
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Price: $625,000
Sq. Feet: 3,055
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 28.39
Year Built: 1990

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Complete privacy awaits at this 28-acre property that’s set well off the road. The sprawling modern ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20193992
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20193992
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Price: $609,000
Sq. Feet: 2,450
Bedrooms: 4
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 3.40
Year Built: 2019

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Brand new home to be built on just under 4 private acres! Photos here are from a recently sold finished ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194186
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194186
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Price: $599,000
Sq. Feet: 2,336
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 8.30
Year Built: 1988

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Peaceful, serene, and private, this stunning custom built contemporary home is nestled on over 8 ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20194371
Residential
ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20194371
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Price: $595,000
Sq. Feet: 2,128
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 2.5
Acreage: 5.54
Year Built: 1995

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Birchview: a privately sited contemporary farmhouse on one of Accord’s prettiest roads that offers something ...
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ROCHESTER
ID: 20193715
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ROCHESTER NY - ID: 20193715
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Price: $572,000
Sq. Feet: 2,270
Bedrooms: 3
Full Baths: 3
Acreage: 5.00
Year Built: 2019

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A spectacular 3 bedroom, 3 bath, brand new, modern home in the woods. Construction started in July. ...
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