Phoenicia was recently profiled by Budget Travel Magazine as one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. The publication noted that Phoenicia is a “smaller version of nearby Woodstock: quiet and rural, with a hippie vibe and artsy edge.” That description is fitting for the hamlet and surrounding area which has been mostly inhabited by weekenders and second home owners–many from Manhattan and other parts of New York City.
The surrounding Catskill Mountains set a magnificent stage for this area that offers many activities and events for every season of the year. In the summer, Phoenicia bustles with visitors that come to enjoy tubing and world-class fishing on the Esopus, those who want to hitch a nostalgic ride on a train through the Catskills or those looking to take in the miraculous views while camping or hiking in the mountains. The hamlet area features many quaint and artsy shops and boutiques. During the cold weather months, skiing and snowboarding are just a short drive away at Belleayre or Hunter Mountain. Furthermore, the spectacular views of the colorful mountains in the fall are unmatched.
The Phoenicia real estate market has continued to thrive–especially as a location for second homeowners. Many of our customers who initially consider Woodstock are instead drawn to Phoenicia since Phoenicia can offer a comparable setting, usually at a more affordable price. Private and secluded retreats continue to be in high demand.
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