An Historic Hudson River Town

The Village of Athens sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, four miles north of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Greene County. The small and friendly community is made up of an eclectic group of artisans, business people, and families who all enjoy the beauty of this historic area and the essence of village life.

Lower Second Street in the village has become a hub for artisan baked goods, craft beverages, great cuisine, and entertainment. The town of Athens hosts a series of annual street festivals and concerts that draw visitors from around the region and across the country with world-class performers and great regional fare.

The 9W Corridor

Moving west from the Hudson River, a growing manufacturing, distribution, and energy services community of businesses thrive along the US 9W corridor. To learn more about industrial & technology parks in Greene County, visit

For more information on starting a business in Athens, contact the Greene County Department of Economic Development at 518-719-3290 or fill out the contact form below.

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