We live in the northern part of Columbia County, near Kinderhook, Chatham and Hudson. We left Park Slope almost 5 years ago and I started the dog business about 3 years ago. If you are thinking of buying a country house or want to move to a rural area not too far from New York, Boston, Albany, etc., I would be happy to tell you what I think I learned, for what it's worth. Write a comment on this entry and ask away, if something occurs to you. Thanks.