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Welcome to Catskill

A village where artists rise to fame
Catskill is a village in New York’s Greene County and is located in a larger town also called Catskill. The area sits on the Hudson River and has Catskill Creek flowing through the center, but it’s also known for the picturesque Catskill Mountains.
The area now known as Catskill was purchased from the indigenous peoples in 1678, and the town was established in the year 1788. Initially a part of Albany County, the area would eventually become the county seat of the new Greene County in 1800.
The homes in Catskill come in a variety of styles, including Colonial, ranch, and farmhouse. The area is not one of the more expensive towns of New York, so prices are more affordable, sitting at around $289,000. This roughly translates to $172 per square foot, an adequate price in New York.

What to Love

  • Thomas Cole National Historic Site
  • Kaaterskill Falls
  • The artsy and hip vibe and charming village atmosphere

People & Lifestyle

Catskill is a charming village that has a lot to offer its residents. From the clean air to the picturesque views, there are many things to love about living in this area. Another pro of this area is the artsy vibe that comes from the generations of artists that have lived in the area and depicted its beauty across many mediums.
The village of Catskill is the perfect place for families with children who wish to live in a safe neighborhood with plenty of activities. Young professionals, especially in art-centric fields, find a lot to love here, as do retirees who want to escape into a natural paradise.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

There are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities within Catskill. Whether you’re looking for a place to spend the day window shopping or for a great local restaurant, Catskill will have a place for you.
If you’re looking for a place to shop, try stopping by Mahalo Gift Shop, which sells a variety of gifts as well as items for children and babies. Another great place to shop is Kaaterskill Market, a store selling a selection of home goods. This store is perfect for those interested in self-care products.
When it’s time to find a bite to eat, try checking out these restaurants. New York Restaurant is a quaint restaurant serving Polish and American fare, including vegan choices and a full bar. Another great place to try is 394 Main, a restaurant serving a Mediterranean menu, a wide selection of wines, and American fare.

Things to Do

Catskill is also home to many great festivals, events, and places to spend time in nature. The following are only a few of them.
One festival you should check out in Catskill is the Flyday Music Festival, which takes place each October and features 21 bands currently touring in the United States. Another great event is The Greene County Youth Fair, which offers free admission and entertainment for people of all ages.
If you prefer to spend your time enjoying nature, try going out to RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, a 612-acre bird sanctuary with a variety of biomes to explore. If you want something more on the historical side, try exploring the Thomas Cole House. Home to one of the finest painters of the Hudson River School, Thomas Cole’s house allows visitors to learn about the painter and his artwork, as well as that of other Hudson River School painters.


Catskill is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Catskill Montessori
  • Catskill Elementary School
  • Catskill Middle School
  • Catskill Senior High School

Overview for Catskill, NY

3,841 people live in Catskill, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $31,902. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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42.3 years

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Around Catskill, NY

There's plenty to do around Catskill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Catskill Chocolate, Café Joust , and The Juice Branch.

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Dining 0.52 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.28 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.31 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.37 miles 19 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 3.4 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.71 miles 45 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Catskill, NY

Catskill has 1,686 households, with an average household size of 2.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Catskill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,841 people call Catskill home. The population density is 1,684.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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54.31 / 45.69%

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Schools in Catskill, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Catskill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Catskill Middle School
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Catskill Senior High School
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