Explore Athens homes for sale and you'll find that beautiful old Victorian, Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival specimens can still be had for comparatively reasonable prices. The Hudson River provides boating, fishing, and views, and a 10-minute drive takes you into the mountains where there's hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding--you know, the mountain lifestyle! A 10-minute drive in the other direction, across the river, and you’re in Hudson NY for shopping, dining, and arts events--the cosmo lifestyle. The community in Athens is both tight-knit and welcoming, filled with artists, freelance writers and online entrepreneurs. Athens is also a short 30-minute commute to Albany, for those of you who don’t work from home.