With the Hudson River and the many lakes and reservoirs, there are plenty of gorgeous homes and condos in Orange County NY with gorgeous water views, or at lake communities or next to creeks. For a complete list, you can choose to view all the Orange County water view properties for sale as a list, or displayed on a map:
Orange County is a beautiful place to live, especially if you are looking for something more country, with lower housing prices and real estate tax than the counties closer to New York City County. It is located just North of Rockland County and Northern New Jersey, a little over an hour from New York City. Commuting to New York City is possible with the Metro North Rail Lines and the many commuter buses available.
Orange County has plenty to offer. On the Eastern side of the County, the Monroe and Woodbury area offers world class shopping at the Woodbury Outlets, and convenient location on 87. North of Woodbury, you will reach the towns of New Windsor and Newburgh along the river, which have easy access to 84. For quaint towns and farm lands and wineries, the towns of Warwick, Goshen, and Chester offer commutable distances to NYC, with all the charms of downtowns with Main Streets and farm land. The farms and wineries in Orange County are very active, and host many weekend events throughout the year.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, Orange County offers great views and plenty of outdoor opportunities. Surrounded by mountains, there are plenty of hiking opportunities at Storm King Mountain, Harriman State Park, and Bear Mountain. Great rock climbing and hiking opportunities are at the Catskills, the Gunks are close by. If you enjoy fishing or boating, there are plenty of lakes and creeks, and of course, the Hudson River.
If you are looking for culture and arts events, the Storm King Art Center is a great place to enjoy interesting art, or just to take a scroll and do a picnic. Art events happen often in the main streets of Warwick, Newburgh, and the arts village of Sugar Loaf. The West Point academy host many concerts and arts events, along with popular football games.
Downtown Warwick in Orange County
Storm King Art Center
Orange County is located a little over one hour from New York City and Albany, on the West side of the Hudson River. Major roads in the county include the interstate 84, which goes East to West and connects to New England and Pennsylvania, and Interstate 87, which travels North to South. For residents who need to travel to New York City, there are Metro North train lines and extensive Coachline buses that go to New York City, making Orange County a popular commuter area.
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