Normaltown is home to the University of Georgia's Health Science Campus. A local favorite, The Athens Farmers Market, offers locally grown produce, live music, fresh flowers and hand crafted gifts most Saturdays of the year in Bishop Park.
Many families enjoy pizza at Automatic, or tacos on the open-air roof at Agua Linda. Several of the locally owned bars in Normaltown attract an early evening crowd and casual late afternoon gatherings on the side walks.
Normaltown is the gateway of many of the serious cycling routes that head out Prince Avenue and into Jackson County.
Boulevard boasts wide streets, gorgeous gardens and historic homes shaded by century-old trees. Children ride their bikes to school at Chase Street Elementary, an anchor for the Boulevard neighborhood.
You can also find one of Athens’ best casual lunch and dinner spots – The White Tiger – in this neighborhood.
Boulevard offers residents great proximity to Downtown Athens with a laid back, quiet vibe.
Five Points is a quaint community that weaves around and alongside the University of Georgia. Residents can stroll to some of Athens’ most well-known dinner spots: The Expat, 5&10, The Pine, and ZZ and Simone.
Five Points also offers more casual spots such as The Royal Peasant Pub and Cali-N-Titos. You cannot talk about Five Points without mentioning Milledge Avenue, one of the most famous boulevards in Athens.
Lined with majestic homes, some of which serve as home to fraternities and sororities, Milledge epitomizes Athens.
Here you will see a wonderful mix of people – some hurriedly off to class or work, some on long, lazy walks with a friend, and some enjoying a beer on a gorgeous Friday afternoon.
Downtown Athens, long known for its vibrant music scene and happening nightlife, also offers fantastic local shopping, quiet coffee shops, and The Classic Center. This is where the Drive by Truckers, the B-52s and REM made a name for themselves performing at The Georgia Theater and The 40 Watt.
For a late afternoon cocktail, try the rooftop at The Georgia Theatre or the sidewalk at The Globe. If you want a special date night, make a reservation at The National. North Campus of UGA spills over into downtown. On game days, downtown Athens is almost part of the game, rocking with the excitement of Dawg Fans.
The downtown neighborhoods offer residents great access to The Oconee River Greenway, Dudley Park, East Athens and UGA.
The nationally ranked UGA Vet School calls East Athens home. Many locally owned restaurants like DePalmas have long offered diners great food in their own neighborhood.
Residents who live east of UGA enjoy easy access to campus, the Oconee River Greenway, UGA Intramural Fields, UGA Ramsey Center without the hustle and bustle of downtown. Some of the more well-known East Side neighborhoods are Green Acres, Cedar Creek and University Heights.
East Clark Park is a well known spot for families to hang out or pet lovers to spend time in the dog park.
West Athens has changed quite a bit over the last 10 years, now offering immediate access to several major shopping hubs and the Oconee Connector. Some find it convenient to live in West Athens as they can pretty easily head out to Atlanta.
Athens is home to two wonderful hospitals: Saint Mary's and Piedmont Medical Center. Both have satellite campuses in Oconee County, which is adjacent to West Athens.
Despite the recent growth, residents can still enjoy quiet, tree-lined streets and sidewalk access to elementary and middle schools.