With recent figures showing the median apartment sale price in Manhattan at $1.075 million and the median home sale price in Brooklyn at around $785,000, owning a home in the city or upgrading to a larger one is out of reach for many New Yorkers. But a weekend house in the Hudson Valley, an hour or two north of the city, can be surprisingly affordable in comparison.
For those preparing to look for a city escape now that the weather is warming up, we charted median sale prices over the last few years in several Hudson Valley counties, using information from Trulia.com, the real estate listings website. (Counties where closing prices weren’t reliably reported were not included in Trulia’s data.)
The upshot? In nearly every county we examined, sale prices have been relatively flat — good news for buyers. Those searching for bargains might want to focus on Sullivan and Ulster counties, on the less-chic western side of the Hudson River, where prices were among the most affordable.