Living Here


Athens-Clarke County is a remarkably well-rounded community with something for everyone. SR 10 Loop, the Athens Perimeter Highway, encircles Athens along a 19-mile course, making commuting around the County a breeze. Just 72 miles outside of Atlanta, and encompassing the University of Georgia, Athens has the advantage of being both an economic and academic hub away from the rush of a large metro area. When people hear Athens, Georgia, they think of a college town. But what many don’t know is that Athens is one of America’s most affordable towns in which to live.[1] The current average home price in Athens is 8.9% below the national average.[2] Because of its eclectic mix of culture, businesses, and things to do, Athens has cultivated a dynamic and diverse quality of life that condenses the amenities of big-city living into the smallest county by landmass in the State of Georgia. Graduates and young professionals can find in Athens a community that is highly engaged in the local government and economy.