When most people think of Woodstock, they think of the 1969 music festival. However, this town in Ulster County has much more to offer than that. It's a vibrant area with a rich history, dating back to the late 1700s. And it's a great place for you and your family to live.
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Woodstock's population is around 2,300 people, with a median age of 53. About 33% of households are married couples, and around 16% of the population is children under 18. The median income is a little over $47,000, annually, and the median home price is just under $600,000, or $345 per square foot. The area is approximately 88% white, 4% African American, 2% Asian, and 4% mixed race. Browse the newest real estate listings in Woodstock, NY.
Woodstock falls under the Onteora Central School District, and there are a number of great schools in the area. Woodstock Elementary serves grades K-3, and has a particularly robust math program. Grades 4-6 are served by Reginald Bennett Elementary. For grades 7-8, Onteora Middle School is one of the best schools in the area, and uses the Castle Learning program to assist both teachers and students in the educational process. Onteora High School, also one of the highest rated schools in the area, has a jazz ensemble, a human rights club, a school newspaper, a literary magazine, and more.
SUNY Ulster is also nearby—a small two-year college dedicated to helping students of all types and all income levels, get the education they need to get on the right path. The intimate setting and small class sizes allow professors to get to know their students on a more personal level, and work with them to help them succeed. Find homes in Woodstock by school district.
The job market in Woodstock has been on the rise the last couple of years, with an increasing number of people getting settled into steady employment. The biggest industries in the town are healthcare and social assistance, retail, and scientific and technical services. The most lucrative industries in terms of salary are finance, information, and construction.
Even before the music festival (which was actually held about 40 miles southwest of town), Woodstock was considered a beacon of the arts, and it still is today. The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum is a gallery that's displayed and promoted artists from all over, since 1919. You can also visit Opus 40, a sculpture park just outside of town. Or if you're looking for great music, check out the Bearsville Theater. They have live performances in all different genres, from jazz to bluegrass to punk, and more.
From the early spring through November, you can find everything from jewelry to antiques to fresh produce, at Mower's Saturday/Sunday Flea Market. There's great hiking in the Woodstock area too, such as Overlook Mountain, and the Shawangunk Mountains.
If you're looking for someplace to eat, SILVIA is an upscale restaurant with a wood fire grill, where they cook chicken and pork, fish and scallops, beets and brussels, dry aged, grass-fed steaks, and much more. Or check out Shindig, which serves up the best seasonal dishes you'll find, using only high quality, locally sourced ingredients. There are also plenty of diners, cafes, bars, bistros, and more, in the area. Whatever you're in the mood for, Woodstock has something to offer.
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