Bethlehem Profile


Quality of Life

Quality of Life is the foremost reason why homebuyers and businesses alike flock to the Town of Bethlehem. The town’s wide array of recreational activities, excellent services, top-notch educational system, and prime location combine to make it a destination unlike any other in the Capital Region. The town prides itself on its pre-eminent status as a place to live, work and play and continues to evaluate ways in which it can improve every aspect of its community. Come on out and see for yourself why the Town of Bethlehem is the first choice!


Residents of the Town of Bethlehem take advantage of a wide array of recreational and leisure time activities. Whether it be swimming, skating or sleigh riding at one of the six Town parks, picnicking and boating on the Hudson River, hiking at a state park, or participating in one of the many adult or junior programs. The Town of Bethlehem has something for everyone. In addition, the Town of Bethlehem is located only minutes from downtown Albany and is also less than an hour drive to locations such as Saratoga, Lake George, ski resorts and the Berkshires. For more information go to our links page.


The Town of Bethlehem services are tailored to the mantra: “a great place to live, work and play” and it is reflected in the level of professionalism and work. Whether it is the outstanding Police Department, the tireless Highway Department, or the invaluable Senior Services Department the Town takes on every role with the utmost importance and respect. For a complete listing of the Town Departments and their roles, go to

In addition, the Town has a large cross-section of private sector services, shopping and restaurants to cater to most everyone’s needs. For more information, visit  the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.

Youth Services

The town offers some of the most comprehensive and accessible youth programs and services in the Capital Region. From sports, to arts and cultural, to religious to recreational, the Town of Bethlehem makes every effort to ensure that the programs available to our youth are second to none. For more information and specific details on each program, visit the Town's site.

School System

The anchor component to any pre-eminent community is its School System and the Town of Bethlehem consistently scores high marks in New York State. The Bethlehem Central School District, the Ravena- Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District and the Guilderland Central School District all boast excellent academic programs that consistently rank tops in the state based upon student test performance. They offer tremendous programs and opportunities in athletics, art and culture, higher learning, and government. For more information, visit each school district’s website.