The town of Bethlehem, New York is located in the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area.
Bethlehem is quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines, the airport (South Albany Airport) or New York State Thruway. Many locations in the town have fairly good access to green spaces, like Henry Hudson Park, since they are spread out sparsely. Despite that, there are around 10 parks nearby for residents to discover.
The median year of construction for houses in Bethlehem is 1972. In this part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area, many of buildings are single detached homes, and the rest of the homes are mainly small apartment buildings. About 85% of the units in the town are occupied by home owners and 15% are rented. This town has a selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Residents may consider it challenging to reach high schools and primary schools as pedestrians. Home owners are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. As far as food is concerned, in all but a very small number of cases, a vehicle is needed in Bethlehem to reach the closest grocery store. Residents benefit from over 50 restaurants and cafes as well.
The favored approach to get around in Bethlehem is usually driving. It is very convenient to park. In contrast, this part of the Albany - Schenectady metropolitan area is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines crossing the town. Walking is not very feasible for house buyers in Bethlehem since running daily errands is impractical.