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Nicknamed the "Empire State", New York in located on the northeast coast of the United States, and represents the American half of Niagara Falls. With 54,556 square miles, and a population of approximately 19.6 million, it once was home the national capital of the USA, and remains one of the most important economic drivers on the world stage. Though the nickname clearly implies a sophisticated and modern urban community, the majority of the state is rural. The Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains and the northern end of the great Appalachian trail all run across the terrain. I's known for a variety of architectural styles, from New England, to Cape Cod, to ranch, and many more.

General Market Conditions of New York Real Estate

According to a recent Pew study, the states of New York and Florida showed the greatest signs of growth. Rochester and Albany ranked high among 20 other cities across the USA. New York City saw growth as well, with home values inching up and inventory leveling off. Compared to other metro areas nationally, New York City was placed in the mid twenties on the list of more than fifty other cities.


The state of New York is generally divided into two distinct areas: the city and what residents call "up state". Most of the state is rural, with the highest population residing in the city. The state of New York is home to not only mountain chains, but also several state parks which include Adirondack Park, Catskill Park, and Montauk Point State Park.


Climate in the state ranges greatly from season to season. In the height of the summer, temperatures can reach into the lower to mid 90s or 32C, with fall seeing temperatures in the mid 50s to upper 60s or 10c to 15.5c, while winters can easily record overnight lows near freezing. Spring is delightful, with temperatures in the mid 60s to mid 70s.


The state of New York is most diverse in the five boroughs of the city, with some areas being made up of nearly one demographic. However, many of these neighborhoods have undergone gentrification. Across the state, the population is nearly 66 percent white, 16 percent black, 7.3 percent Asian, 3 percent multiracial, and under 1 percent Native American. The remaining 7.5 percent are classified as "some other race".

Main Attractions

The state and national parks, along with the many destinations in the city make up the biggest attractions in the state of New York. Niagara Falls is yet another, with Cooperstown, home to the American Major League Baseball Hall of Fame being another. The eastern coast of the state also boasts miles of beaches, and Coney Island, which is currently seeing a rebirth.


The state of New York has an economy which rivals entire nation states. In 2010, it reached nearly $1.2 trillion in its gross state product, and ranks third in the United States, only behind California and Texas. It has large agricultural and manufacturing sectors, and tourism, especially from north of the US border remains a big economic generator.