Read about our community’s widespread recognition!

Moving to Athens

Athens, GA: A Downtown Renaissance

The Best Town in the World

Or learn about the different areas our town thrives:



Education is the Economic Engine for the Athens Community.

Piedmont College
Athens Technical College
North Georgia and State University
Clarke County School District
Oconee County School District

Healthcare also plays a major role in our community.
Athens Regional Medical Center as well as St. Mary’s Hospital are large employers that provide excellent healthcare to area residents.



Local Favorites include..

The Mayflower, Big City Bread, The Royal Peasant, The Branded Butcher. The Georgia Theatre Rooftop, Porterhouse Grill, Clocked, Ted’s Most Best, Cali N’ Titos, The Last Resort, Five & Ten, The National

When in Athens, don’t count calories! The food scene here is amazing. . . lots of choices for every meal.

Check out the Flagpole Food awards for Athens’s best in each and every category.

or Try a Food Tour!

Art & Culture

Screen Shot 2015-11-10 at 2.48.11 PMThe Classic Center provides quality programming for this community in a beautiful downtown setting.

The Performing Arts Center on the Campus of the University of Georgia also provides excellence in musical programming. Faculty and student recitals are wonderful choices for high quality entertainment at a low cost. Parking is easier here than one might expect on a university campus—an added bonus.

The Georgia Museum of Art – Our State museum is located on the UGA campus adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and there is a café in the restaurant run by the great folks at Ike and Jane’s.



For everything you ever wanted to know and then some. . .

UGA Athletics offers every sport imaginable to this community. Their athletes are generous with their time and participate in community functions as they are able. From Sanford Stadium in the heart of campus to the new South Milledge Complex, you can enjoy football, soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, and softball, and equestrian events, and basketball and on and on. . . .


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I’ll have to admit that this part of my life is over. On the rare occasion that I am out after 9:30 p.m, someone way cooler than I am selects the location! The  Visit Athens Georgia website and Flagpole keep an updated inventory of what is going on, or you can check out some of our local music venues:

The 40 Watt

The Georgia Theater

or our Art House Movie Theater, Cine