While exploring homes for sale in Woodstock, you'll notice that Main Street, Woodstock, seems to be the quintessential American small town: lovely shops, clapboard-sided churches and an old-fashioned Village Green where residents and visitors gather to talk, people-watch, and quench their thirst for that “good-old-days” feeling that modern-day suburbia has paved over. But of course, this is Woodstock, where you get small-town life and a little bit extra. There's a weekly drum circle on that village green (eat your heart out regular towns!). Some of the shops are filled with art by internationally-known artists and hand-made goods by incredibly skilled local makers. There's not a bad restaurant. Not one. And if anyone ever allows a traffic light to mar the center of town, you'll be able to knock everyone at Village Green Realty over with a feather!
Surrounding this hotbed of artistry disguised as a small-town village is the unsurpassed beauty of Mother Nature. The Catskill mountains, streams, lakes and waterfalls release the creativity in all who reside here; from local tradespeople (stonemasons and furniture-makers) to the artists (screenwriters, composers, actors, print-makers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, poets, novelists) and, of course, our beloved musicians (from the not-so-famous to those whose recordings likely show up on your Spotify every day), to just "us regular folk" who thrive being surrounded by all this amazing energy. It is this laid-back convergence of people from all different backgrounds, talents and interests and heart-achingly-beautiful nature that gives Woodstock New York its individuality.
And so, Woodstock NY is a place of learning and growth. Spend some time here and you’ll soon find yourself sitting in one of the restaurants in town, greeting friends as they come in and holding an impromptu salon on the red-hot topic of the day. But if you prefer to simply be left alone with your thoughts or to collect rocks from the stream in your back yard, this is also a place where everyone will leave you alone to do all of that. Woodstock is special.