Kerhonkson is a small hamlet in Ulster County between Rochester and Wawarsing. Originally the site of a fort during the Colonial era, the area has had a long and rich history since then. It was also home in the 1950s to Peg Leg Bates—a popular tap dancer and the first African American to own a resort in the Catskills. Most importantly, this community is the perfect place to find your dream home.
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A little over 2,000 people live in Kerhonkson. It caters to a younger demographic, with the median age being just over 32. The median household income is a little under $52,700, with the median home price being $349,000, or $191 per square foot. The area is around 68% white, 5% Hispanic, 4% African American, 1% Asian, and 18% mixed race. Browse the newest real estate listings in Kerhonkson, NY.
There are two major school districts that cover the Kerhonkson area. The first is the Rondout Valley Central School District. It has two elementary schools—Kerhonkson and Marbletown—which cover Kindergarten through 3 rd grade. Rondout Valley Intermediate School serves grades 4-6. Rondout Valley Junior High covers grades 7 and 8, and 9-12 are served by Rondout Valley High School. All of them are dedicated to providing students with the best education available.
The other major public school district in the area is Ellenville Central School District, which has Ellenville Elementary, and Ellenville Junior and Senior High School. It also has Ellenville P-TECH Academy—a 6-year program starting in grade 9 to give students a pathway to careers in STEM, and eventually earn an associate’s degree, for no cost. Find homes in Kerhonkson by school district.
There are all sorts of different jobs available in Kerhonkson. The largest industries in the area include retail trade and healthcare and social services. The most lucrative industries are information, public administration, and construction. There are also any number of other jobs in the area, including office jobs, warehouse jobs, food service work, and everything in between.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is one of the most beautiful areas in the state. Overlooking Lake Minnewaska, it features pristine forest hiking and biking trails, as well as boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, and even a waterfall. And if waterfalls are your thing, you'll also want to check out Stony Kill Falls, which has a nice view and a great hike.
There are also several farms in the area to get fresh produce. Family-owned Kelder's Farm has been around for 200 years, and allows you to pick your own apples, strawberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, and more. It also has mini-golf and a gigantic garden gnome. Wightman Fruit Farm, on Baker Road, is a smaller area, but also has amazing produce you can pick yourself. In particular, check out their heirloom apples and grapes.
If you're looking for places to eat in the area, check out Kerhonkson Diner. Open 6am to 4pm, they have some of the best breakfast you can find, along with sandwiches, wraps, and paninis, and a delicious brownie sundae. Other great restaurants in the Kerhonkson area include Outpost BBQ, with ribs, brisket, and pulled pork that can't be beat, and Don Juan, which serves up tacos, burritos, tamales, and other delicious Mexican food. Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it in Kerhonkson.
Kerhonkson, NY is a beautiful area with a rich and vibrant community. And it's the perfect place to find your dream house. Contact us if you're ready to make this community your home, and let us show you all it has to offer.
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