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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Athens is a town in New York with a population of 3,951. Athens is in Greene County. Living in Athens offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Athens and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Athens are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$180,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Athens

Jobs
D+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,066
National
$55,322
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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.
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Very little crime. Everyone knows everyone.
I've lived in several states, but this is home.