Getting a property near one of the Hudson River can be a pricey endeavor. Riverview homes can run into the high six figures and into the millions, depending on how much land is included and how nice the view is. That’s why it’s worthwhile to head toward the West Branch of the Delaware River, which runs the PA/NY border along the western edge of Delaware and Sullivan Counties. The West Branch of the Delaware starts in Schoharie County and cuts southwest across Delaware County. Both the Delaware Rivers and the West Branch offer a lot in the way of outdoor enjoyment like hiking, camping, hunting, fishing (trout, y’all!), swimming, and boating, and the properties tend to be, in general, a bit less expensive than their Hudson River counterparts.
Case in point: This four-bedroom house in the town of Walton, Delaware County, located along the West Branch west of Delhi. Property includes 2.3 acres of land overlooking the river, and the house is in move-in condition with four bedrooms, two full baths, and hardwood floors on the first floor. The second floor is carpeted, but we’ll bet you a sawbuck there are wood floors under there, too. New stuff includes updated kitchen, new roof, new siding, new windows, and new furnace. A 2.5 hour drive gets you to the George Washington Bridge and onward to NYC, a place we bet you won’t be thinking much about while you’re spending time on this Catskill Mountain property.
3944 East River Road, Walton (Keller Williams)