C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$910
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,750
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

    Athens Reviews

    3 reviews
    It's a nice, rural community. There's lakes, The scenic Catskill mountains, and the Hudson River. It's beautiful and very down to earth. I would definitely live here again if I had to choose. There aren't many attractions or commercialized activities to participate in with out traveling 30 minutes, but its a beautiful place. Compared to the rest of the country, it is slightly poorer, but there are quite a few well-to-do individuals. I see it becoming slightly less rural, however it might be what the community needs to make it excellent.
    Review Athens
    Very little crime. Everyone knows everyone.
    I've lived in several states, but this is home.