Athens, Georgia, is located 60 miles east of Atlanta. Home to REM, the B-52’s and Widespread Panic as well as numerous other bands, Athens’ legendary music scene has long enjoyed an international reputation. More recently, the restaurants and craft beer sites in Athens have earned awards and accolades. As the first state-chartered university in the country, the University of Georgia has long dominated the Athens landscape, bringing in upwards of 30,000 students each August. Athens also has a strong manufacturing base and growing high tech and biotech industries. The recently expanded Classic Center is home to conferences and worldwide acts year-round, making Athens a fantastic destination at any time!
About 122 square miles
51.6°F (January), 89.6°F (July)
32°F (January), 69.5°F (July)
116,714 (2010 Census)
34,536 (Fall 2013)