Shokan NY Real Estate and Brief Area History

Shokan is one of those charming and picturesque hamlets you heard about when the topic of Ulster County comes up.   Shokan is the pride of Olive and lies in the northern part of Ulster County, New York at the center of the magnificent Catskill Park.

Shokan has a general population of just over one thousand and is spread over an area of 3.9 square miles. It has its own history which dates back to the time when the Ashokan Reservoir was constructed in the earlier part of the previous century. Famous musician, song writer and singer Jimi Hendrix was a resident of the hamlet for many of the same reasons other music lovers call it paradise.

Besides its scenic beauty and musical significance, the hamlet of Shokan is famous for its excellent outdoor activities. Locals can go fishing and canoeing in the reservoir and the nearby Hudson River as well as enjoy the magnificence of the nature that is Shokan. The area is practically over loaded with the wealth of natural splendor which creates ever-changing scenery. Shokan possesses a nostalgic charm that cannot possibly be captured on film but leaves a permanent imprint on the memory of its visitors to cherish forever.

The hamlet itself has ample amenities to make any resident's life comfortable and convenient. Shokan has easy access to main thoroughfare connecting with the rest of the world via route 28 which is minutes from the New York State Thruway, making travelling on private or public transport very convenient.

Anyone who has interest in Shokan NY Real Estate should first consider visiting Shokan and the surrounding area.

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