Athens, Georgia bursts with creative energy and plenty of music venues, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops that cater to its artistic environment, giving the Athens apartment-ite plenty to be happy about. Historic downtown features beautiful Victorian era architecture and showcases splendid art galleries, chic shops, incredible dining and after hours nightclubs, including The Globe, recognized by Esquire Magazine to be the third best bar in America. It's a city with a great combination of tradition and up-to-the minute style of southern culture.
Understood to be a college town with the state's largest institution of higher learning, the University of Georgia, the vibe of the city is very much influenced by its presence. The musical greats that have come out of this town, including R.E.M, the B-52's, Indigo Girls and The Georgia Satellites have made the city known as the birthplace of alternative rock and new wave music. You probably don't have to travel far from your Athens apartment to hear some great music.
The outdoor lovers will find plenty of activities to do in Athens, with The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Oconee Forest Park, and the Sandy Creek Nature Center with five miles of nature trails. Or for the cyclist, the Twilight series of bicycle races is a great way for an Athens apartment-ite to see the city.
Named after the city in Greece that was home to Plato and Aristotle, Athens is a beautiful Georgian city that was founded on education with the university, and strives to uphold its image of an intelligent town that's great to live in an apartment.