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Hudson Antiques - CLICK HERE

"...unbelievable!" - NY Times
"Simply glorious..." - Boston Globe
"You'll want to return..." - New Yorker

Waiting for you, Hudson has become the most important Antiques Center in the Northeast!

60+ shops, all in 5 easy strolling blocks of landmark Federal buildings. American, European, Oriental, Primitive, Fine Art, Collectibles, and so much more!

Biedermier - Mission - Gothic - Tiffany - Empire - Colonial - Modern
Renaissance - Western - African - Louis - Victorian - Glassware
Furniture - Lamps - Paintings - Accessories - Statuary - China
Bric a' Brac - Toys - Clothing

HV/Net invites you to investigate all that Hudson, Athens and Catskill have to offer.

Founded as a whaling port in the 19th century, Hudson suffered the same late 19th & early 20th century post Industrial Revolution economic depression as the rest of the Hudson Valley. Only, Hudson never recovered. Never, until that is, when late in the 20th century a few pioneers ventured north from New York City and rented store fronts to establish their antiques businesses.

They selected Hudson because of its location, its buildings and its friendly and congenial people. Because of the hard economy, the majority of Hudson's Federal style main street remains intact and Hudson being located between the major northeast population centers, close to major highways, is a perfect location. The fine collections that are found in the antique shops of Hudson reflect the glorious beauty of the Greek Revival and Federal townhouses that line the city's streets.

A Mecca for shoppers, Hudson is a unique center with a wide variety of shops and merchandise. Each shop is a sparkling gem in which you might find Regency, Empire, Mission, Beidemeir, Tibetan or Chinese pieces of the finest quality. There are beautiful fine and folk paintings and prints galore. There's work by American, English, French, Swedish, and Russian furniture designers. There are textiles, ceramics and porcelain, books, postcards, 14th century metalware, architectural and decorative accessories. There are garden ornaments and old kimonos. All of it antique, all of it in exquisite condition. Hudson is the most concentrated center for fine antiques in the Hudson River Valley. And it's only two hours from Manhattan, three from Boston.

The dealers are exceptionally knowledgeable. From varied backgrounds, they've plied their trade for years, some of them in distant corners of the globe. They are experts in their fields with business connections that allow them to find the best and most beautiful items to bring to Hudson.

And be Sure to Visit

  • Olana State Historic Site - Country home of the world renowned Hudson River School artist Frederic Church. Take our Virtual Tour and feel like you are standing high above the Mighty Hudson River.
  • Clermont State Historic Site - Manor House of the influential Livingston family, prominent in the early development of the Hudson Valley, and patriots in the American Revolution.

A Very Brief History of Hudson

Whaling families from Nantucket became convinced, after the American Revolution, that the British would attempt to retake its former American Colonies. As Nantucket is located about 29 miles from the mainland, they felt particularly at risk.

So, in 1783 the families empowered the Jenkins brothers, Thomas & Seth, to find a safer place to live and work. After considering several locations they decided on a 100 acre tract of land 100 miles up the Hudson known as Claverack Landing. In 1784 thirty families, many of them Quakers, moved to Claverack Landing from Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Newport and Providence.

Originally called Proprietors, these families had, by late 1784, laid out the City of Hudson on a grid pattern. By 1786 there were over 1,500 individuals in Hudson and a fleet of over 25 ships plying the oceans to support Hudson's Sperm-Oil industry.

Hudson prospered for a century until the end of the 19th century when the economy declined and the City and its buildings descended into a quiet slumber.

Hudson-Catskill-Athens 8 Mile Radius Map
This map is not meant as completely accurate representation of the terrain, roads and trails. HV/Net suggests that before you visit you first obtain an accurate map of the area. They are available in many locations throughout the region.
 
2000 Census Data for Hudson NY, 12534

General Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Total population

18,686

100.0

100%

Male

9,373

50.2

49.1%

Female

9,313

49.8

50.9%

Median age (years)

39.3

(X)

35.3

Under 5 years

1,105

5.9

6.8%

18 years and over

14,370

76.9

74.3%

65 years and over

3,353

17.9

12.4%


One race

18,208

97.4

97.6%

White

15,258

81.7

75.1%

Black or African American

2,255

12.1

12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native

44

0.2

0.9%

Asian

273

1.5

3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

4

0.0

0.1%

Some other race

374

2.0

5.5%

Two or more races

478

2.6

2.4%


Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

922

4.9

12.5%


Average household size

2.33

(X)

2.59

Average family size

2.93

(X)

3.14


Total housing units

8,323

100.0

100.0%

Occupied housing units

7,422

89.2

91.0%

Owner-occupied housing units

4,300

57.9

66.2%

Renter-occupied housing units

3,122

42.1

33.8%

Vacant housing units

901

10.8

9.0%

 

 

 

 

Social Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Population 25 years and over

13,073

100.0

 

High school graduate or higher

9,415

72.0

80.4%

Bachelor's degree or higher

1,666

12.7

24.4%

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

2,156

14.8

12.7%

Disability status (population 21 to 64 years)

2,347

24.2

19.2%

Foreign born

1,203

6.4

11.1%

Now married (population 15 years and over)

7,470

49.0

54.4%

Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over)

1,659

9.4

17.9%

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

8,427

56.0

63.9%

Mean travel time to work in minutes (population 16 years and older)

22.1

(X)

25.5

Median household income (dollars)

32,741

(X)

41,994

Median family income (dollars)

41,131

(X)

50,046

Per capita income (dollars)

18,083

(X)

21,587

Families below poverty level

535

11.3

9.2%

Individuals below poverty level

2,584

14.6

12.4%

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Single-family owner-occupied homes

2,879

100.0

 

Median value (dollars)

92,100

(X)

119,600

Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

With a mortgage

1,096

(X)

1,088

Not mortgaged

360

(X)

295

2000 Census Data for Athens, NY 12015

General Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Total population

2,832

100.0

100%

Male

1,340

47.3

49.1%

Female

1,492

52.7

50.9%

Median age (years)

40.5

(X)

35.3

Under 5 years

171

6.0

6.8%

18 years and over

2,153

76.0

74.3%

65 years and over

468

16.5

12.4%


One race

2,790

98.5

97.6%

White

2,723

96.2

75.1%

Black or African American

24

0.8

12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native

4

0.1

0.9%

Asian

15

0.5

3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

2

0.1

0.1%

Some other race

22

0.8

5.5%

Two or more races

42

1.5

2.4%


Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

43

1.5

12.5%


Average household size

2.50

(X)

2.59

Average family size

2.98

(X)

3.14


Total housing units

1,411

100.0

100.0%

Occupied housing units

1,123

79.6

91.0%

Owner-occupied housing units

844

75.2

66.2%

Renter-occupied housing units

279

24.8

33.8%

Vacant housing units

288

20.4

9.0%

 

 

 

 

Social Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Population 25 years and over

2,003

100.0

 

High school graduate or higher

1,590

79.4

80.4%

Bachelor's degree or higher

443

22.1

24.4%

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

317

14.7

12.7%

Disability status (population 21 to 64 years)

265

16.3

19.2%

Foreign born

112

4.0

11.1%

Now married (population 15 years and over)

1,345

58.9

54.4%

Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over)

183

6.9

17.9%

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

1,361

61.2

63.9%

Mean travel time to work in minutes (population 16 years and older)

29.0

(X)

25.5

Median household income (dollars)

42,143

(X)

41,994

Median family income (dollars)

50,565

(X)

50,046

Per capita income (dollars)

23,059

(X)

21,587

Families below poverty level

60

7.6

9.2%

Individuals below poverty level

274

9.8

12.4%

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Single-family owner-occupied homes

680

100.0

 

Median value (dollars)

89,900

(X)

119,600

Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

With a mortgage

957

(X)

1,088

Not mortgaged

348

(X)

295

2000 Census Data for Catskill, NY 12414

General Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Total population

11,641

100.0

100%

Male

5,574

47.9

49.1%

Female

6,067

52.1

50.9%

Median age (years)

40.6

(X)

35.3

Under 5 years

702

6.0

6.8%

18 years and over

8,924

76.7

74.3%

65 years and over

2,083

17.9

12.4%


One race

11,373

97.7

97.6%

White

10,444

89.7

75.1%

Black or African American

712

6.1

12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native

40

0.3

0.9%

Asian

76

0.7

3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

2

0.0

0.1%

Some other race

99

0.9

5.5%

Two or more races

268

2.3

2.4%


Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

443

3.8

12.5%


Average household size

2.40

(X)

2.59

Average family size

2.94

(X)

3.14


Total housing units

5,542

100.0

100.0%

Occupied housing units

4,675

84.4

91.0%

Owner-occupied housing units

3,035

64.9

66.2%

Renter-occupied housing units

1,640

35.1

33.8%

Vacant housing units

867

15.6

9.0%

 

 

 

 

Social Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Population 25 years and over

8,055

100.0

 

High school graduate or higher

6,371

79.1

80.4%

Bachelor's degree or higher

1,162

14.4

24.4%

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

1,494

16.8

12.7%

Disability status (population 21 to 64 years)

1,828

28.7

19.2%

Foreign born

565

4.9

11.1%

Now married (population 15 years and over)

4,941

52.9

54.4%

Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over)

897

8.2

17.9%

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

5,598

61.1

63.9%

Mean travel time to work in minutes (population 16 years and older)

31.3

(X)

25.5

Median household income (dollars)

34,375

(X)

41,994

Median family income (dollars)

42,041

(X)

50,046

Per capita income (dollars)

18,144

(X)

21,587

Families below poverty level

357

11.4

9.2%

Individuals below poverty level

1,679

14.9

12.4%

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

#

%

U.S.

Single-family owner-occupied homes

2,209

100.0

 

Median value (dollars)

87,600

(X)

119,600

Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

With a mortgage

1,014

(X)

1,088

Not mortgaged

330

(X)

295

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