Germantown New York Real Estate

Germantown NY

Surrounded by rolling hills, farms and views of the Hudson River, the small hamlet of Germantown NY may come as a surprise to people touring Columbia County NY. Or perhaps not! Germantown's reputation as a community filled with feel-goodness and beautiful real estate grows daily. With a main street of thriving small businesses that have both style and every-day utility, Germantown is a delight: you’ll find an antique store, a gift shop (celebrating “the unique and small batch”), banks, a library, inns, gas stations, doctors, a comic-book store (“hoping to promote interest in science and the arts”), a floral design studio, an animal hospital, a stained glass studio, a grocery store, a vineyard; a jewelry, clothing and art store; and several restaurants, including the celebrated Gaskins. There’s even an electric vehicle charging station… 

Germantown Property

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7 Properties Found.
Photo of Listing #141891
  • MLS® #: 141891
  • 168 Round Top Rd
  • Germantown, NY 12526-5734
  • $499,900
  • 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 653 SqFt, 2.85 Acres
  • Farm
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Photo of Listing #141924
  • MLS® #: 141924
  • 79 Lasher Ave
  • Germantown, NY 12526
  • $499,000
  • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1867 SqFt, 10.36 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #142399
  • MLS® #: 142399
  • 6 Eastern Pkwy
  • Germantown, NY 12526
  • $459,000
  • 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 2460 SqFt, 1.1 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #142408
  • MLS® #: 142408
  • 6 Eastern Pkwy
  • Germantown, NY 12526
  • $459,000
  • 5 Bed, 2 Bath, 2460 SqFt, 1.1 Acres
  • Multi-Family
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Photo of Listing #140349
  • MLS® #: 140349
  • 1236 County Route 6
  • Germantown, NY 12526
  • $379,000
  • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2231 SqFt, 2.04 Acres
  • Residential
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Photo of Listing #142298
  • MLS® #: 142298
  • Church Ave
  • Germantown, NY 12526-5720
  • $149,000
  • 90910 SqFt, 2.09 Acres
  • Land
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Photo of Listing #106353
  • MLS® #: 106353
  • Viewmont Road
  • Germantown, NY 12526
  • $130,000
  • 629224 SqFt, 14.45 Acres
  • Land
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Germantown History and Lifestyle

In case you’re curious, the town got its name when its land was sold to Queen Anne of England for use as a settlement for Palatine German refugees who came to England fleeing the French; their church is the oldest building in town, dating from before 1750, and the area became one of the original seven towns of Columbia County NY.

This settlement lead to Germantown's very particular contribution to the american story. You’ve heard of the Rockefellers? One of the original Palatine settlers was Diell Rockefeller, and his son Simeon’s house, built in 1755 and known as the Rockefeller Tavern still stands in Germantown NY, as does as the 1876 Central House Inn owned by the Rockefellers in the early 20th century.

Peggy Rockefeller led the creation of the American Farmland Trust, while buying up 3,000 acres of Columbia County NY farmland to save it from development. Rockefellers run the biodynamic Churchtown Dairy--featuring a magnificent round barn--hosting theater, readings, workshops and farm and garden tours at their exquisite farm and grounds in nearby Red Mills. They sell lovely things at their shop, too, like their own raw milk and cheese, plus teas, elixirs and oils. Best of all, visitors are welcome to watch the milking at 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you move to Germantown you might make coffee with the cows a weekly tradition!

Just like all of Columbia County, Germantown NY is blessed with farms: the 80-year-old Heller’s Farm is Hudson-Valley-famous as a place to cut your own Christmas tree; they also have fantastic pick-your-own Concord grapes! Cat’s View Farm makes soap and lotion from their Nubian goats’ milk. Five generations have worked the Fix Brothers Fruit Farm, a great place to pick your own fruits and pumpkins in season. Transform your medicine chest with help from Field Apothecary and Herb Farm, where they’ve created a grassroots health care system for the community. At Germantown Farms everyone's invited to roll in the hay, pick wildflowers, or plant veggies and herbs - guests can also stay the night. This is not the end of the list! Indeed, there are more farms in Germantown NY; check out the town website’s directory to find them and other Germantown businesses.

Amid this magnificent natural environment, Germantown NY doesn’t have to go out of its way to cultivate outdoor activity, but it has in the form of several town parks: Cheviot and Lasher parks both have boat launches and fishing access on the Hudson River, as well as picnic tables and charcoal grills. A bit further inland, near the town hall, is Palatine Park, which includes Lake George South, a small lake with a sand beach for summer fun, and a fishing pond. Locals take their pups to the dog park there and romp on the playground. There always seems to be a game at the soccer, baseball and softball fields; there are basketball courts, trails, a pavilion, concessions stand, picnic tables, grills and a community building residents can rent. There’s also a place to set up a tent, fish, launch a canoe or swim at the “old town beach” at Roe-Jan Kill Park (a pleasant couple of acres on the banks of the Roeliff Jansen Kill on the north side of Dales Bridge). Summer and winter, you’re sure to run into your neighbors at one of the town parks.

In a town with history like Germantown NY, you’ll always meet friends at the annual community celebrations; Germantown celebrates with the Town-Wide Yard Sale and Picnic, the 4th of July Celebration, a River Sweep clean-up, the 9/11 Observance at the Town Memorial, a Holiday Lights Tour, a Christmas Tree Lighting and the Holiday Stroll. Despite its recent evolution into a small-scale Hudson Valley destination, Germantown NY is still a Columbia County small town and a community imbued with the spirit of 300 years of country living.

Germantown NY Homes For Sale

Whether you buy a Germantown home for sale on one of the streets in town, on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and Catskills, or on farmland that's worked for centuries, owning Germantown NY real estate puts you in a serene place.

Recent MLS listings in Germantown included: a private 1800's post-and-beam barn re-imagined with an artist's eye as a three story home and a tastefully renovated mid-century cape surrounded by woodlands and vegetable gardens. Sound appealing? Work with a Coldwell Banker Village Green real estate agent to find your Germantown home.

If you have any questions about Germantown real estate, feel free to contact Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. We'd love to show you all that Germantown NY has to offer.

 

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