The Birches at Esopus
35 Dick Williams Lane
Ulster Park, NY 12487
845-338-6173 office
The Birches at Esopus

Opened in 2009, The Birches at Esopus in Ulster Park, NY, is an 80-unit, affordable senior housing community located off Dick Williams Lane overlooking the Hudson River. This award winning community invariably has visitors exclaim: "This can't be affordable housing!" Named New York State Association for Affordable Housing's (NYSAFAH) Project of the Year in spring 2010, The Birches at Esopus is also one of four national finalists for Senior Project of the Year for Affordable Housing Finance Magazine (and featured in their July/August issue). It is also the first new construction, low rise multi family to be designated an Energy $mart Building by the New York State Energy Research & Development Agency (NYSERDA) for over 30% energy savings.

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The main building, which comprises 64 apartments, offers a variety of amenities including: 

  • Community Center with full kitchen

  • Two-storied Foyer, a place to meet with a guest or to sit if you are awaiting a ride

  • Exercise Studio, with trainer's hours posted on door

  • Computer Room

  • Media Room

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Crafts Room (2nd level)

  • Library (3rd level)

  • Elant, Inc. Office

  • Staff Office

  • Residents' Storage Units

Eight cottage units complete the community. For outdoor recreation, several gazebos and patio areas offer comfortable places to sit with friends and family, or just to read a book. On the back lawns, you may enjoy a game of bocce. From the gazebo at the end of Dick Williams Drive, please sit awhile and enjoy the vistas of the Hudson River.