About Livingston Manor, NY Real Estate

Livingston Manor Real Estate

Livingston Manor, NY is located in the northwest region of Sullivan County, about 2:15 from New York City. The quaint hamlet is our gateway to the ‘Great Outdoors’. The Willowemoc, one of the ‘Big 3’ fly fishing rivers, runs through the center of town, and the Beaverkill and Neversink rivers are only a short drive away. The Sullivan County section of the Catskill Park starts northeast of ‘the Manor’ and the best outdoors stores in the county, Morgan Outdoors, can outfit you with everything you need to explore the park. The Catskill Arts Society and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum are located here.

The area surrounding Livingston Manor is generally more wooded to the north and east, shifting to areas of open, rolling farmland southwest of the hamlet. This part of Sullivan County is sparsely populated — which translates into very little real estate for sale.

South of town, heading towards Callicoon Center, is Shandelee Road, one of the highest points in the county with lovely views. The Debruce Road runs east out of Livingston Manor towards Debruce and Willowemoc, and follows the Willowemoc River. John Lennon and Yoko Ono once had a home on the Debruce Road. There are 2 lakes in that area, between Debruce and Parksville. Hunter Lake is a small, motorboat lake, with older, smaller cottages. Elko Lake is a non-motorboat lake with newer homes. Both lakes, which are private, have lakefront and non-lakefront houses.

Northeast of Livingston Manor is the stunningly beautiful Beaverkill Valley, which runs along the Beaverkill River. At Lew Beach is where Larry Rockefeller’s Beaverkill Valley development (usually referred to as ‘Lew Beach’) begins. Lew Beach is a conservation labor of love, with extensive convenants to preserve the natural environment. As you drive through, you just don’t see many houses — they’re tucked into the trees, and carefully placed so you can’t see other houses from your house, and other homeowners can’t see your house. Property here doesn’t come cheap. Expect to pay upwards (and sometimes well upwards) of $600,000 for a house. Houses that are part of the Beaverkill Valley Club include private fishing access to the Beaverkill River.

A more affordable alternative to Lew Beach on the Beaverkill Road is Edgewood Lake, a small lake community of aboiut 20 homes developed in the 80’s. Houses are on relatively small parcels of about 1/2 acre and share access to private Edgewood Lake. Next door is Lake Waneta State Park, and the Edgewood Lakes development is surrounded by lands protected by conservation easements. There’s no private Beaverkill River access for fly fishing included with these houses, but there is public access to the river nearby.

Another unheralded gem in the area is the Mongaup Pond state campground, with a beautiful mountain lake. (Day access is available.) There are cabins and small houses on the road up to the Mongaup, and can be another very affordable options for buyers looking for a wooded getaway.

Livingston Manor hosts the annual Trout Parade, along with free weekly outdoor movie showing in CinePark during the summers. The Shandelee Music Festival, an intimate classical music festival, takes place south of town every August.

You can get more information about Livingston Manor from the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce.

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