The county seat in Limestone County, Alabama, Athens was incorporated in 1818, one year before the state officially joined the Union. Through its lifespan, the city has been honored with some important historical events, such as in 1934, when Athens was the first city to receive electricity from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Currently, it has a population of about 22,000 residents. With a land area of 39.4 square miles, Athens has a low population density and a lot of room for residents to move around.
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A booming real estate market! Though the average price of homes for sale in Athens is slightly higher than the Alabama average, they still rest comfortably below the United States average. Additionally, there are some neighborhoods with lower overall prices, such as Pinedale Acres or Lester, both of which offer great deals. If you're looking for less of an immediate commitment, there are also rent to own homes on the market.
Very inexpensive rental prices! Whereas a house sale might be closer to the national average, rental prices are extremely inexpensive in Athens. This is especially true if you know which apartment complexes to look at. Oakleaf offers some of the lowest prices in the city on one and two bedroom units. Windsor is similarly priced and offers a nice alternative.
Take part in the community! There are a variety of local events that happen throughout the year in Athens. On the first Saturday of every month starts with the Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee call at eight a.m. That evening, they hold the Cruise in on The Square, where locals enjoy unique shopping, dining and entertainment events.
Enjoy the local parks! The city of Athens has six parks maintained by the local government. The Athens Sportsplex is popular throughout the week. For a nice daylong event, Big Spring Memorial Park always offers a breath of fresh air.
Taste the local cuisine! A small city would not be complete without some favorite local eating spots. 306 Barbecue always delivers delicious food. If you are in the mood for something different, Las Trojas Cantina is another local favorite.
Play a game of golf! Athens offers a few different locations to play golf. Two local favorite spots are Eagle Up for a nice driving range and Canebrake Club to play one of the best courses in all of Alabama.
Appreciate the local arts! If you are looking to appreciate some artwork, the Carole Foret Fine Art gallery is a beautiful place to check out. The Alabama Veteran's Museum & Archives is another great place to check out the local culture.
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