Woodstock NY is a well known Upstate New York town in Ulster County. It became famous because of the 1969 Woodstock Festival which was actually held in Bethel, New York, because of the need for a last minute venue change. This Ulster County town is 67.84 square miles, and was established as a town in 1787. According to the 2010 census 5,884 people call Woodstock home. However, it is always teeming with visitors attending performances, visiting the many unique small shops, or dining at one of the many fine restaurants.
What makes Woodstock Unique?
Woodstock is a scenic area, with sites such as Overlook Mountain, Indian Head Mountain, Copper Lake and Plateau Mountain. Woodstock was an artists colony from way back in the 1800’s. It continues to have a rich cultural heritage as it was the home of many artists and musicians even before the original Woodstock Festival. It is not uncommon to see musicians having a jam session or drum circle in the center of town. Former residents include Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and members of The Band. You will find many cultural organizations, such as the Woodstock Film Festival, Maverick Concerts, and the Bearsville Theater, home to many great musical performances, all highlighted on the local Radio Station WDST (located in the former home of Bearsville records, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Studios).
Video of Woodstock NY
School: Woodstock is served by the Onteora Central School District and the Woodstock Day School
Woodstock Farm Festival -Fresh fruits and vegetables and live music
Mower’s Saturday Market– This is an outdoor market where you will find all types of wares ,from Vinyl records, jewelry and one of a kind items.
Real Estate in Woodstock
In Woodstock NY you will find antique homes as well as contemporary ones, some with spectacular mountain views.
Like many towns in New York there is always a need for affordable housing and some of that need was addressed with the opening of the Woodstock Commons.
Are you thinking of moving to Woodstock? Take a look below at the Map to see the kind of homes, and some price points presently available.