Those who have been to Pine Hill, a tiny hamlet within Shandanken, know it’s charm — the sweet main street, the bucolic setting. And they know its heartache, too: a beautiful downtown, mostly unchanged from 100 years ago, with far too many vacancies.
The Woodstock Times reports that the town has applied for historic status in the hopes of upping its tourism profile. “Residents and businesspeople hope that signage and official listings — appearing on maps, Smartphone apps, brochures, and GPS units — will revive the hamlet by once again attracting tourists to view its many homes, hotels, library, former school building, churches, and stone bridges that were built between 1880 and 1925,” the write.
While they’re waiting for the designation, it might be a good time to pick up a commercial property there. 302 Main Street, once the town’s Indian restaurant, is up for grabs for $259,900, and comes with a two-bedroom apartment on top. The listing makes suggestions of what you could fill the space with: a breakfast/lunch spot, an art gallery, antique store of pizza joint.
Next door, at 300 Main Street, you have a five-apartment building with three storefronts. The pricetag: $499,000. Anybody ready to pick up a live/work property?