Shandaken is a town in New York, in the northern part of Ulster County. First established in the early 19th century, it encompasses an area of around 120 square miles, inside of Catskill Park. The town is bordered by Greene and Delaware Counties, and includes the Esopus Creek. It's also the perfect place to make your new home.
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With a population of just under 3,000, the median household income in Shandaken is around $45,000. The median age is 59, though the town includes plenty of people of all ages. 43% of households are married couples, and 23% have children under 18 living there. The median home price in the area is $435,000, or $269 per square foot. Shandaken is approximately 82% white, 8% Hispanic or Latino, 1% African American, 1% Asian, and 5% mixed race. Browse the newest real estate listings in Shandaken, NY.
There are a number of great schools that serve Shandaken. Some of the top-rated schools in the area are in the Onteora School District. It includes three elementary schools, with Phoenicia Elementary being the main one that serves the Shandaken area. The district also includes the Onteora middle/high school complex. All of these schools are dedicated to nurturing curiosity and creativity, and encouraging engagement with the world.
The Hunter-Tannersville Central School District is a smaller institution, but it still has plenty to offer. HTC Elementary is part of the CROP program to help get rural children more active in the community. And HTC middle/high school has a great athletics department and music program.
Shandaken is also near SUNY Ulster. A two-year community college, Ulster is small and intimate, allowing students and faculty to get to know one another on a personal level. They help students with limited time and budget get the education they need to succeed. Find homes in Shandaken by school district.
There are all sorts of great jobs in Shandaken. The town's most prominent industries include transportation, education, health services, and manufacturing. The town also has a booming tourism industry. And of course, there are always plenty of office, retail, and food service jobs available in the area.
There's a variety of great stuff to see and do in and around Shandaken. Repurposed from an old, 1920s schoolhouse, the Shandaken Historical Museum provides a fascinating look at the town's rich history, going all the way back to the American Revolution. And the Catskills Yoga House (in Chichester) is a perfect place for relaxation and meditation, overlooking a beautiful garden view.
Shandaken is also perfectly located near both the mountains and the beach. The area includes Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills, which has tons of great hikes and outdoor activities. And nearby Belleayre Beach is a great place for family outings. Come for swimming, boating, and fishing, play volleyball, or just check out one of the picnic areas.
If you're looking for great places to eat, The Clubhouse at Shandaken Inn is an upscale bar and restaurant, with a wide variety of delicious food options, from casual to gourmet. And if you want a spot for breakfast or lunch, the Phoenicia Diner has just what you're looking for. There are also plenty of other options in the area from cafes to bistros to pizzerias to pubs, and much more. Whatever you're looking for, you can find it in Shandaken.
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