Circa 1830 Greek Revival in Rural Hebron Upstate New York $44,900

3137 County Route 30, Salem, NY 12865




This circa 1830 Greek Revival is in the Salem school district, but actually is located in rural Hebron. For some reason after we moved our family from Cobleskill, New York, to Cape May, New Jersey, we still were drawn to upstate New York. My mother, sisters and extended family lived near the Salem/Hebron area, and we looked at buying a few homes up there – one a few houses down from this one, in fact. The area is beautiful, and cheap homes can be found. I’m so glad, however, that we stayed in Cape May. It was a wonderful place to raise our children, but if you are looking for a house under $50,000, you won’t find it there. Hebron is a good place to start looking for that diamond in the rough, though.

Hebron’s website explains the town best. “The town of Hebron has changed little over the past 100 years.  Its picturesque farmland and heavily wooded terrain draws many people who want to live in the area and enjoy the simple, peaceful lifestyle that Hebron offers.  Many of Hebron’s grand old homes are still occupied by the same families that lived in them generations ago.  The area possesses the type of friendliness and stability that is so hard to find in today’s urban-oriented society.  The citizens of Hebron are involved in their community and have made strides to preserve their heritage in the 21st century.”

I love the exterior of this 3-bedroom home and the view from the backyard. What tickles me interior-wise are the wood floors, the back staircase, the gorgeous room divider and the cozy kitchen. (I’d be sure to get that old range in the deal, too.) Even the country-scene wallpaper in the formal dining room is inviting.  What do you think?

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