Sullivan County has dozens of hamlets and villages, from charming hamlets of Narrowsburg and Callicoon astride the Delaware River, to up-and-comer Livingston Manor at the edge of the Catskill Park, to Roscoe, a draw for fly fishers worldwide. Many of our hamlets have experienced breathtaking turnarounds over the past decade or so, with restaurants, shops, festivals and an energy that rivals trendier upstate locales — albeit on a smaller, less touristy scale. Unfortunately, not all of Sullivan County has enjoyed the same turnaround (but, hey, that can also be said for Brooklyn), and there are some villages here that are more down-on-their-heels. Below are some of the hamlets and villages that, in my experience working with buyers from the city looking for a country getaway, have the greatest appeal.
This is NOT a complete list. There are spots like Claryville, Grahamsville, Yulan, Eldred, North Branch, Youngsville (and others) that also have great appeal, but are smaller, without the constellation of services that these somewhat larger hamlets offer.