Downtown Athens has been getting a lot of attention. And for good reason.

About 60 miles from Atlanta, Athens is a vibrant college town that is home to the University of Georgia, known for its world-class research and innovation. As a community of thought leaders and entrepreneurs,  it serves as an employment, cultural, educational, and business center for surrounding counties and all of Northeast Georgia.

With its charming central business district of revitalized historic architecture, downtown Athens is a popular convention site and destination for tourists. Its reputation as a foodie town and its active live music scene put downtown Athens on the map and on many lists of best places to visit — or to live!

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