City At A Glance
About Athens, GA
Home to the University of Georgia, Athens is as much a city of knowledge as its Greek counterpart. Located 78 miles east of Atlanta, Athens has a rich culture and thriving music scene, which ranked the city a Top 10 City With the Best Music Scenes. This college town also has year-round recreation activities, restaurants and more than 65 downtown shops, which help support the local small-business economy.