A walkable town on the banks of a lovely creek with an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants. It's worth a wander.
Located on the banks of the Rondout Creek, Rosendale is one of the few walking towns in the area. Its Main Street is a collection of charming restaurants and eclectic boutiques with a hippie, artsy vibe. Some may know it as one of the first stops on the Trailways bus route as it weaves its way up from NYC to parts further north.
The Rosendale real estate market isn’t as diverse as some of the neighboring towns. A fair amount of the inventory is located on smaller plots in more suburban feeling settings, however, occasionally a property on the riverfront, in a more rural setting, or down the road in the neighboring towns of Esopus or Tilson becomes available. The median price of homes for sale in Rosendale hovers around $250K. The town of High Falls is directly adjacent to Rosendale and both Kingston and New Paltz are a 15-minute drive.
The level of community engagement is high in Rosendale and this is reflected in spots that you’ll come across while strolling through the town. The Redwing Blackbird Theater is a community driven, puppet theater & workshop located housed in a converted bus station. The Rosendale Theatre Collective is a community-run independent movie house staffed entirely by volunteers. From June-October, the town hosts the Rosendale Farmers’ Market where you can grab local produce and goods. In July, the town hosts the Rosendale Street Festival, a two-day, family-friendly event which brings out the entire community.
Should you have any questions about Rosendale real estate, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We regularly meet clients for coffee in either NYC or the Rosendale area to share our local knowledge of the areas and the market and to assist with searching for Catskills real estate.