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Old 02-06-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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I'm moving next year and I've been looking into either the Catskills region or oneonta region of NY. What are the best towns in those areas to own a horse? And what are the town/village'a laws on owning a horse? Like how many acres are needed?
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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It is usually 2 acres per horse. Sorry this doesn't answer all your questions..you can ask a realtor and/or call the town you are looking into.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Would you consider North Shore or South Shore in Massachusetts? It is amazing to ride horses on the beach especially Cranes beach during late fall. The sound of the waves at the beach and the breath taken fall foliage trails are awesome experience! Hamilton/Wenham Massachusetts is a big horse riding community with weekly Polo matches at the Myopia club and Putnam Jumper classic are wonderful events. You could also try Boxford which is another horse riding community with a minimum of 2 acres in every property. Good luck!

Trust me, you don't want to pay those high property taxes in NY. If you want to stay in NY then I would recommend Saratoga Spring. You can hire reasonable labor (Brazilian, Guatemalan ) to take care of your horses in Massachusetts.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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OP, how important is the COL aspect?

I've seen horses in towns not too far from the city in this area. So, it may be a matter of finding a property big enough for your horse. Check out the zoning laws for towns in that area to make sure.

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Old 02-10-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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OP, how important is the COL aspect?

I've seen horses in towns not too far from the city in this area. So, it may be a matter of finding a property big enough for your horse. Check out the zoning laws for towns in that area to make sure.
Common sense. Please offer specific information. Do you own horses? Or do you have any experience in owning horses? If you have actual living experience in other states then you would know the cost of living is very high in Upstate NY. Paying skyrocketing property taxes for real estate that doesn't appreciate in Upstate NY is extremely unwise even Tom Golisano the billionaire changed his permanent residency from NY to Florida. Unless you couldn't afford to move away, Upstate NY is becoming more and more depressed.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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A high cost of living is not a reality in Upstate NY, all things considered.

To the OP, just check the zoning laws for towns that you are interested in.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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A high cost of living is not a reality in Upstate NY, all things considered.

To the OP, just check the zoning laws for towns that you are interested in.
Do you own horses in Upstate NY? Why would the OP not check with the zoning law to have a horse? If you own horses then you would know zoning for a particular town instead of keep telling OP to check with the zoning. To own horses in Upstate NY is extremely expensive given the high property tax hence high cost of living but a person would not know that if he does own a horse.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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Do you own horses in Upstate NY? Why would the OP not check with the zoning law to have a horse? If you own horses then you would know zoning for a particular town instead of keep telling OP to check with the zoning. To own horses in Upstate NY is extremely expensive given the high property tax hence high cost of living but a person would not know that if he does own a horse.
It may depend on tax exemptions as well. Do you own horses, by the way? What should be the OP's move in terms of the area mentioned in the original post?
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:26 PM
 
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It may depend on tax exemptions as well. Do you own horses, by the way? What should be the OP's move in terms of the area mentioned in the original post?
I have moved my horses from NY to Massachusetts and I know the cost difference. Perhaps you don't have knowledge in boarding horses that's why you kept telling OP to check with the town zoning. I have already stated the towns that are great for horse riding if you are paying attention rather than arguing with moot points.

I would rather pay for the little excise tax they charge on the trailers in Massachusetts than pay for the ultra high property tax in Upstate NY.

Thank you very much for your precious time.

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Old 02-10-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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I have moved my horses from NY to Massachusetts and I know the cost difference. Perhaps you don't have knowledge in boarding horses that's why you kept telling OP to check with the town zoning. I have already stated the towns that are great for horse riding if you are paying attention rather than arguing with moot points.

I would rather pay for the little excise tax they charge on the trailers in Massachusetts than pay for the ultra high property tax in Upstate NY.

Thank you very much for your precious time.
Saratoga Springs(your suggestion) isn't in the area mentioned. I was talking about the area(s) the OP was looking into.

OP, I found this thread, which may help: http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-y...elines-ny.html

There appears to be some horse boarding operations in Otsego and Delaware counties as well. Something like this may work for you too: 26.23 Acre Farm for Sale by Worcester in Otsego County, New York 12197 - FARMFLIP.com

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