The Town of Bethlehem, located in Albany County, New York, is a thriving modern-day suburban community that still retains a friendly, neighborly warmth reminiscent of days past. Located on the banks of the Hudson River - just six miles from Albany, New York State's capital, Bethlehem lies at the crossroads of the Northeast. New York City, Boston and Montreal are just hours away, and the nearby Adirondack and Catskill mountain areas offer world-class recreational activities throughout the year.
The Town of Bethlehem includes the hamlets of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, Selkirk, Slingerlands, and South and North Bethlehem. With a dynamic and diverse population of over 32,000 and an area of 52 square miles, Bethlehem is noted for its superb school system, its town services, prudent planned development, and a wide variety of community organizations. Its unique blend of suburban neighborhoods, rural life and commercial enterprises make it a pleasant, attractive and enjoyable community for businesses and residents alike. Incorporated in 1793, Bethlehem offers both a rich past and a bright progressive future.