High Falls

A two-block town blessed with a big waterfall, a great swimming hole and a food co-op. It's a spot you should get to know.

Welcome to High Falls

What's in a name? Well, in the case of High Falls, an actual waterfall and multiple swimming holes, accessed right from the center of town. 

High Falls, NY Real Estate Insights

Similar to other areas in the Rondout Valley, High Falls real estate offers a diverse variety of homes from cabins to barns to log cabins as well as historic stone homes and farmhouses.  The median price for High Falls, NY homes for sale hovers around $350K but for the type of places that city dwellers are looking for the prices tend to skew above $450K+.  It’s adjacent to the towns of Stone Ridge and Rosendale and the larger towns of Kingston, New Paltz and Woodstock, are about a 25-minute drive. 

The People and the Lifestyle - Living in High Falls, NY

If a rural existence with a dash of style characterizes your ideal country life, High Falls and the neighboring towns of Accord and Stone Ridge are spots in which you should consider buying a second home.  The hamlet itself has a population just over 600 people.  The two-block village comprises historic buildings, a few boutique shops and a few restaurants.  In the summer months, the town bustles with people taking advantage of the local swimming holes as well as the flea market where locals offer all sorts of wares. 

Insider Tips


  • The Egg’s Nest.  An institution in High Falls, part of the draw is the eclectic feel of this place.  At times it feels like you’re stepping into an hallucination. Once you get past the multi-colored mish-mosh of thingamajigs, you’ll discover a vibrant bar and food that is primarily locally-sourced.  
  • The Spy Social Eatery. Since 1993, this spot (f/k/a the Northern Spy) has been a favorite for locals.  It serves delicious new American cuisine served in a social and warm environment. 


  • If you end up buying a place in the area, you’ll likely be a regular at the High Falls Food Coop, a food market chock-full of organic products, meats, produce and prepared foods. 


  • Waterfall.  There are multiple spots to hop in a swimming hole, sun yourself on a rock, or jump from a ledge. Just ask some locals.  
  • D&H Canal Museum.  For those that embrace history, pay a visit to the D&H Canal Museum or take the “Five Lock Walk” - a historical walking tour through the restored locks of the old stone canal system that connected the Delaware River to the Hudson.

Should you have any questions about houses for sale in High Falls, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  We regularly meet clients for coffee in either NYC or the High Falls area to share our local knowledge of the areas and the market and to assist with searching for Catskills real estate.

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