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Welcome to Cairo

Why I Love Cairo, NY

Beers’ History of Greene County, published in 1884, claims that the name of Cairo was suggested by a prominent citizen named Asabel Stanley, and was inspired by the famous and ancient city of Cairo in Egypt. You hear “The Catskills,” and a vision is conjured: Beautiful old hotels on lovely hills surrounded by miles of forest, fresh air, quiet, and comfort food. In most parts of the Catskills, that ideal doesn’t really exist anymore; it’s been replaced by a more modern model of art galleries, upscale restaurants, and boutique shopping.  But you can still find that old ideal in Cairo NY. This area is dotted with old-fashioned hotels and B&Bs. Old-school entertainments like small bowling alleys, mini-golf, and horseback riding surprise you as you drive over rural country roads.

Buying a Cairo Home? Stats & Facts

  • Population of 1,356 (Census 2020)
  • The population is, making Cairo the 5th largest city in Greene County.
  • The town of Cairo is the crossroads of Greene County at the convergence of NYS Routes 23, 32 and 145
  • August, July, and June are the most pleasant months in Cairo, while January and February are the least comfortable months. 

Things to Do Around Cairo, NY

We love sharing the small businesses, organizations, and events that make each of the towns and villages we work in unique, wonderful places to live. The Cairo is just as much about the lifestyle it affords as the finishes and square footage. 

Enjoy our list and feel free to contact us with any questions!

Cairo, NY – Schools

The School District of Greene County provides public education. Cairo is also home to several private, charter, and religious schools.

Public Elementary

  • Cairo-Durham Elementary School

Public Middle

  • Cairo-Durham Middle School

Public High

  • Cairo-Durham High School