We have received many comments about the enjoyable “small town” feel of Andes, NY. Located on the southwest border of Delaware County, Andes has been settled since 1784 and known by that name since 1819. With a total area of 112 square miles, including the Pepacton Reservoir, it sits on the western edge of the beautiful Catskill Mountains.
Andes prides itself on being a slice of the way things used to be. Family-owned dairy farms dot the countryside, nature is cared for, the air is clear, and there are few chain stores in sight. Locals moving from larger communities appreciate the chance to get away from clogged roads and pollution and to get closer to the picturesque Catskills.
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There are about 1,300 people, 600 households, and 400 families in Andes. Housing stock totals 1,326 units, of which about 40-50 are for sale at any given time. The town population is about 97% white, .44% African-American, 0.6% people of Asian descent, and 0.30% Native American.
Median household income is $35,000, while median income for a family is about $39,500. Males have an income of $28,000 compared to about $23,000 for females. The median age is 48, with males slightly outnumbering females.
Homes in the area range from $109,000 to $330,000 and above, with some larger estates going for $1 million or more. Prospective buyers can purchase a 2-bedroom, 1-bath home for around $110,000 to $160,000 depending on lot size and location. Land parcels also tend to be available and vary greatly in cost. The most desirable properties are generally found lakeside. Browse the newest real estate listings in Andes, NY.
This community is part of the Andes Central School District. The district has achieved high ratings with local parents. It is distinguished by its small class size, serving a total of about 100 students. Graduation rates are above average for the state. Andes Central School is the local high school home of the Mountaineers. Find homes for sale in Andes by school district.
Insurance firm Raphael & Associates is an employer with operations in Andes. The Northwell Health System is one of the major employers, with facilities distributed throughout the region. Various staffing firms, logistics companies, and law firms benefit from the central location. IT consulting firm Zodiac Solutions also has a local office that works with many nearby businesses.
Andes has a wide range of small local businesses for a quick bite to eat, a fun time shopping, or a night out. The community also has many places to enjoy the outdoors, including Tanglewood Lake and the Andes Rail Trail. Mountaineers will have plenty to look forward to as well. Looking further afield to the surrounding area, you can visit world-class museums and historic sites in larger communities.
This area has a unique charm that attracts people who are looking for the simpler life, whether that means getting away from it all, downsizing, or retiring. Its remarkable natural beauty and warm, welcoming community will entice you—and we can help you find the home of your dreams here.
This area has a unique charm that attracts people who are looking for the simpler life, whether that means getting away from it all, downsizing, or retiring. Its remarkable natural beauty and warm, welcoming community will entice you—and we can help you find the home of your dreams here. Contact us today.
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