Athens

The Classic City perfectly combines southern charm and a thriving real estate market.

Welcome to Athens

The Classic City that perfectly combines southern charm, academic excellence, and a thriving real estate market. Whether you're a die-hard Georgia Bulldogs fan or simply seeking a place that offers a high standard of living, Athens has it all. In this blog post, we will explore why Athens, GA is an exceptional destination for luxury living and an excellent place to call home.

Located in the northeastern part of the state, Athens is renowned for being the vibrant college town that houses the University of Georgia (UGA). As the home of the Georgia Bulldogs, the city is alive with spirited energy and a deep-rooted sense of community pride.

Athens, GA offers an array of luxurious real estate options to suit various tastes and preferences. From grand historic homes with timeless elegance in the Five Points neighborhood to modern condominiums with stunning views of downtown, there is something for everyone. The city boasts a mix of architectural styles, ensuring a diverse selection of properties.

Athens offers a plethora of amenities that enhance the quality of life for its residents. The city is known for its excellent public and private schools, including some nationally recognized institutions. The vibrant downtown area features a dynamic culinary scene, trendy boutiques, art galleries, and entertainment venues. For outdoor enthusiasts, Athens is surrounded by picturesque natural beauty, including the nearby Oconee National Forest and the Oconee River.

If you're a sports enthusiast, Athens is the place to be. Catching a Bulldogs game at Sanford Stadium, one of the most iconic college football venues in the country, is an unforgettable experience. In addition to football, UGA offers a wide range of sports programs, including basketball, baseball, and gymnastics, providing year-round excitement for sports fans.

Athens has a rich cultural heritage, as evidenced by its numerous art galleries, theaters, and music venues. The city has fostered the growth of renowned musicians and bands, earning its reputation as the birthplace of alternative rock. The annual Athens Film Festival and the Twilight Criterium cycling race are just a couple of the many cultural events that attract visitors from all over.

Overview for Athens, GA

126,118 people live in Athens, where the median age is 28.5 and the average individual income is $27,194. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

126,118

Total Population

28.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$27,194

Average individual Income

Around Athens, GA

There's plenty to do around Athens, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

54
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
53
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including A B C Package Store, Taqueria Juaritos, and La Michoacana Antojitos Mexicanos.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.57 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.16 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.04 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Athens, GA

Athens has 51,613 households, with an average household size of 2.22. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Athens do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 126,118 people call Athens home. The population density is 1,084.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

126,118

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

28.5

Median Age

47.73 / 52.27%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
51,613

Total Households

2.22

Average Household Size

$27,194

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Athens, GA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Athens. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Timothy Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Whitehead Road Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cedar Shoals High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Barrow Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Athens Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
St Joseph Catholic Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Chase Street Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Howard B. Stroud Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Judia Jackson Harris Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Double Helix Steam School
PRIVATE
4th - 9th
No rating available
Foothills Charter High School (Central Office - Athens)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Hilsman Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Fowler Drive Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Coile Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Wasecca Montesori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Clarke Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Barnett Shoals Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Clarke Central High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Alps Road Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Gaines Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Cleveland Road Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Whit Davis Road Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Classic City High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
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