Athens, Georgia | Community Overview
No matter what you're looking for, you'll find what you've been missing in Athens, Georgia.
You may know Athens, Georgia as home to R.E.M. and the B-52s, the city Rolling Stone named "#1 College Music Scene in America."
You may know it for the University of Georgia and Georgia Bulldogs, the "Classic City of the South" where rich tradition at the heart of a hip college town creates a culture unlike any other.
Nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Atlanta, Athens is a harmony of old and new offering beautiful architecture, contemporary art and eclectic nightlife, a Victorian-era downtown teeming with funky shops, and one of the South's most progressive culinary scenes.